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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
the musical
1995 Revival Logo
Music Frank Loesser
Lyrics Frank Loesser
Setting New York City
Basis How to Succeed Without Really Trying
by Shepherd Mead
Premiere October 14, 1961 (1961-10-14): 46th Street Theatre
{{Infobox musical
| name          = 
| subtitle      = 
| image         = 
| image_size    = 
| caption       = 
| music         = 
| lyrics        = 
| book          = 
| basis         = 
| setting       = 
| premiere_date = 
| premiere_location =
| productions   = 
| awards        = <!-- Please do not include production-specific (acting, directing, etc.) awards -->


The purpose of this list is to set more detailed guidelines for the content of the {{Infobox Musical}} template. The purpose of detailing the template is to further Wikipedia:WikiProject Musicals's goal of standardizing Wikipedia's musical theatre articles. Please leave feedback on the talk page.

The title of the musical
Usually, "The Musical" or similar language.
Acceptable images may include:
  • Promotional posters
  • CD covers
  • Playbill covers
  • Logos
Note: If no image is present, the page is added to Category:Musical theatre articles missing an image in infobox
Use to reduce the image to a size, generally between 150px and 260px, that keeps it from becoming distorted. To use actual size of the stored image, put: image_size=0 (default: 215px). Allows alias spelling as keyword "imagesize". NOTE - this parameter is REQUIRED for the image to display correctly
Explanation of image. Please be brief ("Original Cast Recording" or "Logo"...); however, for fair-use images, include production date/name or for attribution, state name of artist(s).
The composer. Several composers should be separated using {{Plainlist}}. Should the music be credited as an adaptation, the original composer should be listed first, a line break, a bolded (triple-apostrophe) heading with the words " ' ' ' Adapted by: ' ' ' ", another line-break, and the adapters.
The name of the lyricist, with caveats as for the music field.
The name of the book-writer, with caveats as above.
This section should be included if the musical was based either directly or indirectly on another source.
  • Type of source of original (novel, play, movie, opera, etc.)
  • Name of original work
  • Author/composer of original work
Example: basis = {{Based on|Opera ''[[La boheme]]''|[[Giacomo Puccini]]}}
The places and time where the musical takes place.
Date of the official premiere. use {{Start date}}
Venue or city of the premiere
A list of productions, listed chronologically.
  • Broadway (or off-Broadway) & West End productions
  • Notable professional tours
  • Notable professional revivals
  • Notable professional international productions & tours
  • Notable professional concerts & special performances
  • No amateur productions (i.e. High school, community theater group productions, etc.)
  • Previews may be discussed under the History/Background section of the article.
For each production, include:
  • Start year only
  • Location
    • For non-touring productions, write "Broadway", "West End", or the city and country of production.
    • For tours, write the country of the tour
  • Type of production (tour, concert etc.) for anything other than a fully-staged, non-touring production.
productions = {{Plainlist|
* 1996 [[Broadway theatre|Broadway]]
* 2000 [[Barcelona]], [[Spain]]
* 2001 [[United Kingdom|UK]] tour
* 2006 [[Manila]], [[Philippines]] concert}}
  • These awards should exclude production-specific awards (i.e., lighting, direction, scenery, acting awards).
  • Include year of award. The year is listed before the award in each line.
Example: awards=1996 [[Tony Award for Best Book]]
Awards to be included:
The width of the infobox (default: 22em).

Controlling line-breaking in embedded bulletless lists

Template {{nbsp}} may be used with {{wbr}} and {{nowrap}} to control line-breaking in bulletless lists embedded in the infobox (e.g. a {{plainlist}} in the |book= parameter), to prevent wrapped long entries from being confused with multiple entries. See Template:Wbr/doc#Controlling line-breaking in infoboxes for details.


The HTML mark-up produced by this template includes an hCalendar microformat that makes event details readily parsable by computer programs. This aids tasks such as the cataloguing of articles and maintenance of databases. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please visit the Microformat WikiProject.
Classes used

The HTML classes this microformat uses include:

  • attendee
  • contact
  • description
  • dtend
  • dtstart
  • location
  • organiser
  • summary
  • url
  • vevent
Please do not rename or remove these classes
nor collapse nested elements which use them.

See also