Sunday, March 17, 2013

Original Broadway Cast
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (Vinyl)

This broadway musical originally opened in 1961 and then many of the original cast members reprised their roles in the 1967 film version, including Robert Morse as J. Pierrepont Finch.

The story follows a young window washer who finds the aptly titled manual "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and goes on to become chairman of the World Wide Wicket Company within a matter of days.

The music and lyrics are fun, but they're not on par with the Rogers & Hammerstein tunes that we consider part of the American musical tradition.

I really like the 1967 film adaptation for its funky futuristic office spaces that are a cartoon version of the age's fascination with 'modern' architecture and styling.

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