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Variety: Dan Radcliffe to Return to Broadway in a Musical

Posted by: sue
October 09, 2009, 05:36 AM

Some possible big news this morning as Variety is reporting that "Daniel Radcliffe: will head the cast of an upcoming New York reading of 1961 tuner "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," marking the first musical turn for the "Harry Potter" star. The industry magazine then says "While producers could not be reached for confirmation, the reading is scheduled for December, with no other cast so far in place. Sources said plans for the production will be worked out based on the success of the reading." 

Some background on the awarding winning musical is found in the Variety piece: "Written by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, "How to Succeed" chronicles the rise of a crafty window cleaner as he follows the advice of a self-help manual to connive his way up through the ranks of the World Wide Wickets Co. and get the girl in the process. Robert Morse created the role on Broadway and in the 1967 screen adaptation. The original production won seven Tonys, including musical, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962, running for a healthy 1,417 performances. Matthew Broderick won a Tony for the lead role in a 1995 Rialto revival.

While that recent production might make it seem a little soon to start considering a major remount, the current economic turmoil, upheaval in the job market, and a host of fresh reasons to skewer the world of corporate America stand to make the cynical comedy resonate with today's audiences."

Please note, as exciting as this sounds, we are working to get confirmation on this and will update as soon as we can, stay tuned!

Thanks Gabrielle!

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6690 Points

i was there for equus and i will be there again for this…i will go see whatever he does! i love dan!

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on October 09, 2009, 02:06 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

plus he talked about wanting to do a musical for his next broadway project so i believe it!

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on October 09, 2009, 02:07 PM report to moderator
306 Points

That would be awesome to see. Wish I lived in NY for reasons like that. Oh well…hope it’s true, and if it is, much luck to Dan!

Posted by stenojoz on October 09, 2009, 02:58 PM report to moderator
1420 Points


Posted by alicia00 on October 09, 2009, 03:28 PM report to moderator
1921 Points

hmm. Not my favorite musical. But, the lead part doesn’t require someone with a fantastic voice (Robert Morse didn’t have one), just a lot of stage presence. Not really sure Dan is up for this. I’d like to see him do some more stage work in England first. However, that said—I’d love to see him, in just about anything!!

Posted by izziewitch on October 09, 2009, 03:35 PM report to moderator
507 Points

i wanna go see this

Posted by lilmisssnape on October 09, 2009, 03:48 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

I would love to know if Dan could sing…. I don’t see why he couldn’t. Sounds pretty cool! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on October 09, 2009, 04:24 PM report to moderator
1661 Points

Awesome GO DAN!! I guess his singing and dancing lessons paid off. I can’t wait to see it!! :D

Posted by cghambright on October 09, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
654 Points


Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on October 09, 2009, 04:44 PM report to moderator
354 Points

I wonder how he sings. It does not sound like there is really anything inappropriate about it, so I’m probably going to go find out for myself.

Posted by Hermionerules!1844 on October 09, 2009, 04:45 PM report to moderator
2224 Points

I watched an interview where he stated that he was taking singing lessons. He did sing in the Fundraiser he done on Broadway while doing Equus. The horse song! It’s on youtube. It’s so funny…

“You were made for racing, but I prefer you facing, forward…” LOL..

Posted by on October 09, 2009, 04:54 PM report to moderator
2027 Points

so, dan would be the crafty window washer who uses the self help book to like, beast at life, and get the girl? oh wow dan could totally pull that off

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on October 09, 2009, 05:43 PM report to moderator
217 Points

hmmmm….. i wonder how he sounds like singing

Posted by ravenclaw_girl42 on October 09, 2009, 06:02 PM report to moderator
622 Points

No way!! This would be totally crazy. I saw a local high school production of How to Succeed in Business a few years ago, it seems weird that Dan could be a part of that. But I really hope we get to hear him sing soon, even if this doesn’t happen!

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on October 09, 2009, 07:09 PM report to moderator
1081 Points

O-oh yes…

Posted by Esmeralda.ROARღ on October 09, 2009, 09:24 PM report to moderator
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