How to Succeed in Business
Set the perfect stage for your production How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a rollicking musical about high life in the city.
At Grosh Digital Projections, we have a collection of projected backdrops that you can use for stagings of this endearing comedy. Our fantastic selection of digital images depict sceneries in New York City and Manhattan, in addition to generic themes about urban and corporate life such as office interiors and cityscapes.
Based on Shepherd Mead’s humorous 1952 satirical instructional manual of the same name, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying features the music and lyrics of Frank Loesser. Its book was written by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert.
The musical opened in Broadway’s 46th Street Theatre in October 1961 and won a Pulitzer Prize and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 1962. In 1967, a film adaptation of the piece was released by United Artists. It was critically acclaimed, although it was not nominated for any Academy Awards.
The musical revolves around the ambitious window washer J. Pierrepont Finch, who chances upon a book entitled How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He decides to use the book as a guide in order to ascend the corporate ladder himself. He begins by getting a job at the World Wide Wicket Company. From the start, he’s had the support of his colleague Rosemary Pilkington, who slowly starts falling in love with him and daydreaming of a life with him in the suburbs.
Over the course of the musical, Finch successfully navigates corporate life, gaining promotions while cleverly outsmarting his rival, Bud Frump, who tries to sabotage him as he climbs to the very top of the organization. One day, however, disaster strikes, and Finch finds out that his trusted manual can no longer help him. He is then forced to make important decisions using only his own smarts and his heart as guide to realizing the happy ending he’s always dreamed of.
Recreate this big and bright gem of a comic musical with the help of Grosh Digital Projections.