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'How to Suceed in Business': Michael Urie joins

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Michael Urie will join the cast of Broadway’s hit revival How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for a five-month run starting at the end of January. According to the show’s producers, Urie will take over for Christopher J. Hanke as snobby scion Bud Frump, the nephew of corporate big shot J.B. Biggley and rival of lovable social climber J. Pierrepont Finch. (How to Succeed is set in a universe where everyone has an awesome name.) Urie will join the show starting Jan. 24, which will also mark Nick Jonas’ debut as Finch. They’ll be joined by Beau Bridges, who will replace John Larroquette as Biggley.

It will be interesting to see if How to Succeed remains a smash hit after the departure of Daniel Radcliffe, but it can’t hurt that their demographic Venn diagram will now include the fan bases for the Jonas Brothers, Ugly Betty, and Stargate: SG-1.

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