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BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA CRAIG ZADAN NEIL MERON JOSEPH SMITH MICHAEL McCABE CANDY SPELLING TAKONKIET VIRAVAN

/ SCENARIO THAILAND HILARY A. WILLIAMS JEN NAMOFF / FAKSTON PRODUCTIONS TWO LEFT FEET PRODUCTIONS / POWER ARTS HOP THEATRICALS, LLC / PAUL CHAU / DANIEL FRISHWASSER / MICHAEL JACKOWITZ MICHAEL SPEYER - BERNIE ABRAMS / JACKI BARLIA FLORIN - ADAM BLANSHAY / ARLENE SCANLAN / TBS SERVICE

DANIEL RADCLIFFE

JOHN LARROQUETTE

FRANK LOESSER

Music & Lyrics by

Based on the book by SHEPHERD MEAD

ABE BURROWS, JACK WEINSTOCK & WILLIE GILBERT

Book by

TAMMY BLANCHARD CHRISTOPHER J. HANKE ROB BARTLETT MARY FABER ELLEN HARVEY MICHAEL PARK
CAMERON ADAMS CLEVE ASBURY TANYA BIRL KEVIN COVERT DAVID HULL JUSTIN KEYES MARTY LAWSON ERICA MANSFIELD NICK MAYO SARAH OGLEBY STEPHANIE ROTHENBERG MEGAN SIKORA JOEY SORGE MATT WALL RYAN WATKINSON CHARLIE WILLIAMS PAIGE FAURE BARRETT MARTIN MICHAELJON SLINGER SAMANTHA ZACK

and introducing

ROSE HEMINGWAY
as the Voice of the Narrator

ANDERSON COOPER

featuring

DEREK MCLANE

Scenic Design by

CATHERINE ZUBER

Costume Design by

HOWELL BINKLEY

Lighting Design by

Sound Design by

JON WESTON

TOM WATSON MICHAEL J. PASSARO TARA RUBIN CASTING


General Management Casting by Production Stage Manager

Hair & Design by

DOUG BESTERMAN

Orchestrations by

HOWARD JOINES
Assistant Choreographers

Music Coordinator

STEPHEN SPOSITO JUNIPER STREET PRODUCTIONS


Production Manager

Associate Director

CHRISTOPHER BAILEY THE HARTMAN GROUP


Press Representative

Associate Choreographer

SARAH OGLEBY CHARLIE WILLIAMS


Marketing

TYPE A MARKETING ANNE RIPPEY BETH WILLIAMS


Executive Producer

ALAN WASSER - ALLAN WILLIAMS STAGE VENTURES MARK SHACKET 2010 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Music Direction & Arrangements by

Associate Producers

DAVID CHASE

Directed & Choreographed by

ROB ASHFORD

Daniel Radcliffe

John Larroquette

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Overture (Orchestra) Dear Reader... (Cooper and Radcliffe) How to Succeed (Radcliffe and Company) Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm (Hemingway and Faber) Coffee Break (Hanke, Faber and Office Workers) The Company Way (Radcliffe and Bartlett) The Company Way (Reprise) (Hanke, Bartlett and Office Workers) Rosemarys Philosophy (Hemingway, Radcliffe and Cooper) Entrance of Hedy La Rue (Larroquette, Harvey, Blanchard and Executives) A Secretary Is Not a Toy (Park, Faber, Executives and Secretaries) Been a Long Day (Faber, Hemingway and Radcliffe) Been a Long Day (Reprise) (Hanke, Larroquette and Blachard) Grand Old Ivy (Larroquette and Radcliffe) Paris Original (Hemingway, Sikora, Faber, Harvey, Blanchard and Secretaries) Martini Time (Orchestra) Finch Is In Love (Blanchard and Radcliffe) Rosemary (Radcliffe and Hemingway) Act One Finale (Radcliffe, Hemingway and Hanke) Entracte (Orchestra) Cinderella, Darling (Faber and Secretaries) Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm (Reprise) (Hemingway) Love From a Heart of Gold (Larroquette and Blanchard) The Executive Washroom (Park and Executives) I Believe In You (Radcliffe and Executives) Pirate Dance (Orchestra) I Believe In You (Reprise) (Hanke, Radcliffe and Hemingway) Brotherhood of Man (Radcliffe, Bartlett, Larroquette, Harvey and Executives) Finale - The Company Way (Company) Bows (Orchestra and Company) Exit Music (Orchestra) Pirate Dance (Extended Version) (Orchestra) I Have Returned (Hanke)
Album Produced by

All Songs Published by Frank Music Corp. (ASCAP)

ROBERT SHER
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We approached Daniel Radcliffe one night in New York, after an early preview of Equus, about doing a musical on Broadway. We had heard he was taking some preliminary singing lessons with the desire to one day perform on stage in a musical. After several get-togethers, we landed on the idea of a revival of How To Succeed, and scheduled a table read and singthrough of the score in December 2009, during a week when he was on hiatus from shooting the final Harry Potter film. We had re-teamed our Promises, Promises group of Broadway Across Americas John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath and Beth Williams and director-choreographer Rob Ashford. (Joining us this time were producers Michael McCabe and Joseph Smith.) The reading showed everyone that Daniel was a fresh voice for Finch, and the script felt wonderfully contemporary. With Daniels enthusiasm and the producing and directing team committed, we immediately planned a full Broadway production aimed for early 2011. Daniel began working every available hour, every week, on his singing and dancing lessons while finishing two films. What intrigued us was that Robert Morse was 30 when he did the original production and Matthew Broderick was 33 for the 1995 revival. They were both superb in the role, but it was fun to imagine a new production with a Finch who was 21. Although the show would be set in the same world of big business of 1961, there would now be new contemporary touchstones for audiences in 2011, who were intrigued by the rise of Facebooks young mogul Mark Zuckerberg and a set and costume design concept that acknowledged the now-popular world of Mad Men. We next cast five time Emmy winner John Larroquette, who would also be making his Broadway musical debut, as Biggley. Broadway would now have two new musical leading men. And we even persuaded Anderson Cooper to read the Voice of the Narrator. In the Broderick revival, that role was recorded by Walter Cronkite, so Anderson was following in a great tradition. The next challenge was deciding on the proper approach for the score. Music director David Chase and orchestrator Doug Besterman explored ways to honor the contributions of the original music team (music director Elliot Lawrence and orchestrator Robert Red Ginzler)
Tammy Blanchard

while capitalizing on the assets of a streamlined 14-member orchestra. They decided to not use strings (other than a harp) and to think in terms of a muscular jazz ensemble rather than a symphonic sound. Jo Sullivan Loesser (Frank Loessers widow and a renowned performer in her own right) was very excited to go down this new path with the score. Inspiration came from the work of 1950s arranger Marty Paich, whose Dek-Tette recordings (most famously with Mel Torm) found fresh and versatile sounds from a 10-member ensemble (5 brass, 3 saxes, bass and drums). Added to our mix were guitar (muted guitar vamp figures were a favorite of Ginzlers, as in Gotta Stop That Man), percussion (for the Latin sounds so popular at the time as exemplified by Coffee Break), piano (you cant do this show without a nod to Grieg), and harp (for over-the-top romanticism in Rosemary). Another source of musical flavor came from World Wide Wickets futuristic cousin, Spacely Sprockets, workplace of quintessential company man George Jetson. Hoyt Curtin, who composed nearly all the Hanna-Barbera themes (The Jetsons, The Flintstones, Jonny Quest) perfectly captured the manic energy and optimism of space-age modernism. Chances are that in 1961, J Pierrepont Finch would have owned a high fidelity stereo system and would have enjoyed listening to records by Esquivel, king of Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (note that guitar slide in our Overture and the Boo-Bams in How to Succeed), Henry Mancini (we use his signature sound of alto flutes in Gotta Stop That Man) and Martin Denny, whose faux-Polynesian Exotica sound gave listeners a whiff of the South Seas (which appears here in Pirate Dance). So with the glory of Frank Loessers score -- a model of swagger, sophistication, and wit -- and wIth an affectionate nod to these other past composers and arrangers, we hope you find fresh delight in this new Broadway Cast Recording. On a personal note: Not knowing one another during childhood, it turns out that How To Succeed in Business was, coincidentally, the very first show we each saw growing up in New York as kids. To have witnessed the abundance of so many enthusiastic young people in the audiences of this new production, we can only hope that this show will be an inspiration for a whole new generation of future theatergoers. And we thank Daniel Radcliffe for that as well.

- Craig Zadan and Neil Meron

Christopher J. Hanke

Rose Hemingway Mary Faber Daniel Radcliffe

Its 1961, and America is full of optimism and ambition, exploring New Frontiers, and reaching for the stars. We discover our hero dangling from window washers ropes outside the headquarters of the World Wide Wicket Company, the largest single producer of wickets in the world. Our young heros name? Its Finch! F-I-N-C-H. Young Finch is determined to rise quickly to the top of the corporate ladder armed with little more than his wits, a healthy dose of pluck, and that dandy guidebook to corporate climbing, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Dear Reader exhorts our Narrator from the pages of the book. I can! exclaims Finch, and so his journey begins amidst the swirling executives and secretaries of World Wide Wickets (How To Succeed).
Daniel Radcliffe

Finch, now stripped of his window washers coveralls and dressed nattily in a seersucker suit, bumps (literally) into that bombastic blowhard and President of World Wide Wickets, J. B. Biggley. Damn damn coal-burning dithering ding ding ding, shouts Biggley, taking no heed of our jobseeking hero. But Finch is not discouraged; he is prepared for exactly this sort of thing. Off he goes to find Bert Bratt, Director of Personnel. Based on Finchs carefully truthful yet incomplete retelling of his encounter with Biggley, Bratt offers Finch a starting position in the World Wide Wicket mailroom. Bratts secretary, Smitty, is suspicious of Finchs bold ambition, but her friend and fellow secretary Rosemary Pilkington sees only his noble courage and deep-down helplessness. Plus, he is a perfect fit for her own plan! (Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm) Coffee Break! Bud Frump, spoiled brat nephew to J.B. Biggley and Finchs soon-to-be nemesis, manages to get the very last cup from the office coffee machine. Smitty and the other office workers desperately attempt to wrestle it from him. Meanwhile, our hero, J. Pierrepont Finch -- call him Ponty -- has traded in his seersucker suit for a mailroom apron. He seems to have an inborn gift for mail-roomery. He catches the eye of Mr. Twimble, head of the mailroom, who shares with Finch his secret to long employment (The Company Way). In fact, today is the day that Twimble is being promoted to the Shipping Department, and

Rose Hemingway

he selects Finch as his successor. But Finch declines and turns the job over to Bud, who reassures Twimble that he, too, will play it The Company Way - Reprise. Finchs generosity, thoughtfulness and ethical behavior pay off and he is promoted to junior executive under Mr. Gatch, Head of Plans and Systems, Interdepartmental Evaluation, Pre-promotional Promotion, Post-Administrative Research, and Multiple Development on a Multi-level Level. Rosemary is thrilled at Finchs quick climb up the corporate ladder, and even though Finch reneges on their lunch date, she confirms that Finch is the right man for her plan (Rosemarys Philosophy). Meanwhile J.B. has prevailed upon Mr. Bratt to hire Miss Hedy La Rue. She used to be head cigarette girl at the Copa, but then Mr. Biggley got her interested in Wickets and, well, here she is! (Entrance of Hedy La Rue). Every executive begs to have Miss La Rue assigned to him but Mr. Bratt reminds them that A Secretary Is Not a Toy. 5 p.m. and everyone is heading home. Finch finds himself sharing an increasingly crowded elevator with Rosemary and Smitty (Been a Long Day).While waiting for the elevator with Biggley, Hedy expresses frustration with her new job. Bud, overhearing the conversation, realizes that hes found the perfect way to get a promotion: blackmail! (Been a Long Day - Reprise) By this point, the eager and fast-rising Finch has even charmed Miss Jones, Mr. Biggleys notoriously steely secretary. Their little talks have proven valuable. The next morning, Biggley enters to find Finch fast asleep on a desk. It appears that Finch was there working all night. And what is Finch humming? Is it the Old Ivy college fight song? Did Finch go there? Is he a Groundhog, too? Never mind todays the big game and the Groundhogs are playing their arch-rivals, the Chipmunks. Biggley leads Finch in the school song, replete with a reverie of football days of yore (Grand Old Ivy). Finch then pulls out knitting needles and Biggley is dumbstruck: Finch knits? I knit too! exclaims Biggley. Biggley sees to it that Finch gets his own office. A secretary has been ordered to be assigned to himnone other than the stenographically-challenged Hedy La Rue. Finch asks Hedy to deliver a letter to Mr. Gatch. Personally. Gatch is rather taken with Hedys assets and as a result, finds himself transferred to one of World Wide Wickets out-of-town offices Venezuela. And Finch? Why, hes running Plans and Systems now!
Christopher J. Hanke Tammy Blanchard

Rob Bartlett

Daniel Radcliffe

John Larroquette

Theres a new Vice President of Advertising by the name of Ovington. Theyre giving him a reception tonight and inviting some of the executive secretaries to act as hostesses. Ponty will be there, too, and Rosemary has the answer to how to succeed with Finch: a new dress (Paris Original). It seems Hedys had one martini too many at the party, so Biggley asks Bud to escort her home. Instead, she convinces Bud to allow her to go to Biggleys office -- he has a private shower. Bud seizes his chance! He sends her off to the shower, then, under false pretenses, also sends Finch off to Biggleys office in hopes of catching Finch and Hedy together. Alone in Biggleys office, Hedy indeed has her eye on Finch. Hes going places! With irrefutable logic, she tells Finch If you dont kiss me, Ill tell J.B. you did. He complies and as soon as their lips meet, Finch hears the most beautiful sound hes ever heard: Rosemary. Finch is in love! Rosemary has overheard at the party that Finch and Hedy are alone together and she runs in, expecting the worst. Instead, Finch proposes to her and she hears music, too. But when the freshly-showered Hedy emerges, dressed only in a towel, Rosemary becomes angry and confused.
Daniel Radcliffe Tammy Blanchard

Rose Hemingway

Biggley enters in a dither with a near-triumphant Frump to find Finch in a clinchwith Rosemary. Wheres Hedy? Now, Bud is confused. Biggley is apologetic but still insists in regard to the kiss, I dont approve of that sort of thing between executives and their secretaries. But Miss Pilkington is not my secretary, retorts Finch. Good point! exclaims a relieved Biggley. Bratt and Ovington enter. Finch lets on that Ovington is, in fact, a Chipmunk. Biggley demands Ovingtons resignation and subsequently offers the position to Finch. Me, a Vice President! exalts Finch. Frump faints. That means that Rosemary is now Finchs secretary, so kissing is strictly forbidden. After all, when a man wants to rise in the world of business, an emotional involvement can only lead to becoming involved emotionally. Therefore, Finchs attention turns to more pressing matters, such as having his name painted on his office door. The curtain falls with Finch dreaming, Frump scheming, and Rosemary trying to make sense of it all (Act One Finale).

Daniel Radcliffe Rose Hemingway

Act Two: Big Meeting today. Hopefully Ponty will have come up with something for his advertising presentation. But Rosemary is quitting. Shes left a letter of resignation on Finchs desk. Shes
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humiliated, ignored, upset; Finch hasnt said ten words to her all week! Still, Smitty and the secretaries appeal to her to stay and give him one more chance (Cinderella, Darling). So Finch is now Vice President in full charge of Advertising. He has a presentation in a few little while -- I mean, its soon -- and he needs a brilliant idea. Enter that no-good, back-biting fink, Bud Frump, who offers Ponty an idea for a TV give-away show: The World Wide Wicket Treasure Hunt. Rosemary returns, and Finch reassures her that she will in fact be Mrs. Finch. Now, can they discuss more serious matters, such as the Treasure Hunt? What shall they give away? Theyll give away the company -- I dont mean the whole company -- I mean stock in the company. What a prize! Finch rushes off to tell Biggley, and Rosemary basks in Pontys glow, her plan intact (Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm - Reprise). Hedy enters Biggleys office to tender her resignation. Shes leaving for Los Angeles. Shes been offered a very suitable position in a big cosmetic firm out there. Biggley implores her to be patient (Love From a Heart of Gold). She agrees to give him 24 hours, and then its Goodbye, Wickets, Hello Dermoblast! There sure is a lot of whispering going on around here. Thats the sound of the executives gathering in the executive washroom to plot Finchs downfall. ButFinch is already there -- its a close shave --and hes singing a hymn of adoration and encouragement to the person who needs it most: himself (I Believe in You). Biggley and the executives assemble in the Boardroom to hear Finchs new approach to Wicket advertising. Its a television show that will give penetration and peak reaction. But whats the idea for the show? A Treasure Hunt! And theres a new twist: the World Wide Wicket Treasure GIrl, who is none other than our very own Miss La Rue herself. I like it! exclaims Biggley, I like it! exclaims Bratt. We like it! exclaim the executives. The World Wide Wicket Treasure Hunt: coming to you on live television, and starting with a traditional Pirate Dance. Next, Hedy will present the first clue. Will she swear on a Bible that she doesnt know where the treasure is hidden? Not to worry, only Finch and J.B. know where its hidden. Right, J.B.? But Hedy will not swear false witness to perjury. She does know where the treasure is hidden. J.B. told her last night. Theres treasure hidden in all the World Wide Wicket Buildings right now! Disaster. Ten buildings wrecked. Their stock is down five points. Theyre the laughing stock of the
Daniel Radcliffe

Rose Hemingway Mary Faber

John Larroquette Tammy Blanchard

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industry. Someones head has to roll. Rosemary finds Ponty among the wreckage of the World Wide Wicket headquarters and expresses her faith in him (I Believe in You - Reprise). In the Boardroom, Biggley and the executives are explaining to Wally Womper, The Chairman of the Board, where the responsibility for the whole thing lies. Finch agrees to take the blame for whats happened and go back to what he was before he came here: a window washer. No kiddin, says Womper, I started as a window washer myself. Wally and Ponty become fast friends. Nonetheless, Wally is intent on figuring out where the real blame for this mess lies and starts looking for somebody to pin it on. The ever-resourceful Finch comes to the defense of his fellows, and everyone, even dour Miss Jones, is swept up as Finch leads a jubilant celebration of the Brotherhood of Man. Now World Wide Wickets is stronger then ever, and credit should go to a certain bright and very loyal young man: Finch. Bratt is now Vice President in charge of Employee Morale and Psychological Adjustment. Biggley is still President, but it seems that Wally Womper is retiring as Chairman of the Board to take a long honeymoon trip around the the world with his new wife -- the former Miss Hedy La Rue. Whos going to be the new Chairman of the Board? Finch will have to consult with Mrs. Finch before he accepts. Rosemary enters and tells him Darling, I dont care if youre head of the mailroom or youre Chairman of the Board or youre President of the United States, I love you. The everambitious Finch smiles: Say that again. I love you. No, before that. Biggley turns to his secretary: Miss Jones, take a wire to the White House: Watch out! Everyone celebrates (Finale - The Company Way) as the curtain falls -- oh, and isnt that Bud Frump up there, dangling from window washers ropes?

- David Chase (with an able assist from Abe Burrows)


Pirate Dance

Brotherhood of Man

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Daniel Radcliffe

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Cast (in order of appearance):


The Voice of the Narrator: Anderson Cooper J. Pierrepont Finch: Daniel Radcliffe Mr. Gatch: Nick Mayo Mr. Jenkins: Charlie Williams Mr. Johnson/TV Announcer: Kevin Covert Mr. Matthews: Ryan Watkinson Mr. Peterson: Marty Lawson Mr. Tackaberry: Joey Sorge Mr. Toynbee: David Hull Mr. Andrews: Barrett Martin J.B. Biggley: John Larroquette Rosemary Pilkington: Rose Hemingway Mr. Bratt: Michael Park Smitty: Mary Faber Miss Jones: Ellen Harvey Miss Krumholtz: Megan Sikora Bud Frump: Christopher J. Hanke

Mr. Twimble/Wally Womper: Rob Bartlett Hedy La Rue: Tammy Blanchard Mr. Davis: Justin Keyes Meredith: Stephanie Rothenberg Kathy/Scrub Woman: Cameron Adams Miss Grabowski/Scrub Woman: Paige Faure Nancy: Tanya Birl Lily: Samantha Zack Mr. Ovington: Cleve Asbury Swings: Erica Mansfield Sarah OGleby MichaelJon Slinger Matt Wall

Christopher J. Hanke, Mary Faber & Company

Orchestra:
Conductor: David Chase Associate Conductor: Matt Perri Reeds: Steve Kenyon Lawrence Feldman Mark Thrasher

Trumpets: Nicholas Marchione Scott Wendholt Trombones: John Allred George Flynn Horn: David Peel Drums: Paul Pizzuti Bass: Neal Caine Guitars: Scott Kuney

Percussion: Erik Charlston Harp: Grace Paradise Piano / Synth: Matt Perri Orchestrations: Doug Besterman Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen Music Preparation: Anixter Rice Music Service Music Coordinator: Howard Joines

Ellen Harvey

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Production Stage Manager: Michael J. Passaro Stage Manager: Pat Sosnow Assistant Stage Manager: Jim Athens Press: The Hartman Group

Marketing: Type A Marketing

Anne Rippey, Michael Porto, Elyce Henkin & Sarah Ziering

General Manager: Alan Wasser Associates

Alan Wasser, Allan Williams, Mark Shacket & Aaron Lustbader

Advertising: Serino Coyne

Michael Hartman, Wayne Wolfe, Matt Ross & Nicole Capatasto

Nancy Coyne, Sandy Block Greg Corradetti, Robert Jones & Danielle Boyle Rose Hemingway

Company Manager: Penelope Daulton Assistant Company Manager: Cathy Kwon

Christopher J. Hanke, Michael Park & Company

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Album Produced By: Robert Sher


For Theaterland Productions:

Album Executive Producers: Barry L. Miller & Kenny Howard Van Dean Recorded at Manhattan Center in New York City on April 10 - 12, 2011 Album Associate Producers: Adam Blanshay, Gregory Rae & Scott Kirschenbaum Mixed and edited in St. Louis, MO, by: Robert Sher & Adam Long

Producing Associate: Brandon Wardell Associate Album Producer/Album Coodinator: Jason Buell Chief Recording Engineer: Adam Long

Mastered by: Brad Sarno, Blue Jade Mastering, St. Louis, MO Assistant to Robert Sher: Dug Feltch Associate Recording Engineer: Jason Strangfeld Production Assistants: Donald Oliver, Mario X. Soto & Ginno Murphy Legal Representation for Theatreland Productions: A. Chandler Warren, Jr.

Grand Old Ivy

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Coordinator for Frank Loesser Enterprises: Joseph Weiss A Theatreland Productions Presentation

Supervising Producers: David Chase, Doug Besterman & Jon Weston


CD and Digital Booklet Packaging Design & Layout: Van Dean Production Photography: Ari Mintz Publicity Photography: Matthias Clamer & Chris Callis For Manhattan Center: Assistant Recording Engineers: Johnny Lindamood, Darren Moore, Halsey Quemere & Sheldon Yellowhair Chief Technical Advisor: Joel Scheuneman Director of Audio & Video Production for Manhattan Center: OBie OBrien For Decca Broadway: A & R Direction: Brian Drutman Package Coordination: Rafaela Hernandez A&R Administration: Evelyn Morgan Business Affairs: Sheryl Gold Special Thanks: Jo Sullivan Loesser, Neil Meron, Darrell McClanahan, Tom Murray, Beth Williams, Craig Zadan

Michael Park

opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 27, 2011

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Daniel Radcliffe, Rob Bartlett and Company

John Larroquette
A UNIVERSAL MUSIC COMPANY

Tammy Blanchard Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway and Company

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