|Multi-talented Daniel Radcliffe loses the accent|
However my attempt to buy tickets came after the Tony awards were handed out and hence the chance to go see the musical was practically nil. My second pick was another musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and we ended up getting the $92 seats which were close to the nosebleed section in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (the cartoonist who used to write the name Nina in his work).
|Daniel Radcliffe (fifth from the left) with John Larroquette|
The musical is based on the satirical 1952 book of the same name by Shepherd Mead, a how-to book on getting ahead in the corporate world. Radcliffe is Finch, an ambitious window washer who uses the handbook to help him climb the corporate ladder in the World Wide Wicket Company, of which Larroquette's JB Biggley is the president.
While there are one or two songs that slow the pace of the show, overall it's entertaining and funny.
Oh and the narrator of the book is CNN's Anderson Cooper. One wonders if this will be his foray into acting....?
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Al Hirshfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street (Between 8th and 9th avenues)
New York, NY