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Nick Jonas As J. Pierrepont Finch

 

J. Pierrepont Finch is a character in the award winning Broadway musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. It is originally played no other than Harry Potter or Daniel Radcliffe. However, Radcliffe will be leaving the production on January 1, 2012 and Glee’s Darren Criss will be replacing his role until January 22nd temporarily.

For Radcliffe’s absence, Nick Jonas will be taking over his role starting January 24, 2012. When it comes to musical productions, Nick Jonas is no newbie. He became part of A Christmas Carol (2000), Annie Get Your Gun (2001), Beauty and the Beast (2002), Les Miserables (2003, 2010) and Hairpray (2011).

This “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” musical production is a Tony Award winner after being nominated eight times including the best revival award. It first invaded Broadway way back 1961 running for 1,417 performances. It reopened this year for its 50th anniversary directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

The musical revolves in the story of J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window cleaner in New York City who has the book “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. He carries the book with him all the time obeying the “Book Voice” that tells him that everything he need to succeed is contained within the book.

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