How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical with music and lyrics composed and written by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the similar name. The musical started at the 46th Street Theatre on Broadway in Oct., the 1961, running for 1,417 appearances. The show won 7 Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle award, and the year 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In year 1967, a film based on the musical was introduced by United Artists, with several of the original cast remaking their roles.
A year 1995 revival was ran at the same theater as the original production now titled as the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and ran for 548 appearances, and starred Matthew Broderick and Megan Mullally. A new revitalization starring Daniel Radcliffe is listed to start on Broadway in March the year 2011. In the year 1952, Shepherd Mead's critical book, ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’, became a bestseller. Playwright Willie Gilbert and fellow playwright Jack Weinstock made a dramatic interpretation in the year 1955 that was unproduced for 5 years. Agent Abe Newborn brought the work to the attention of the producers Cy Feuer and the Ernest Martin, with the purpose of retooling it as a musical.