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Variety: Dan Radcliffe to Return to Broadway in a Musical

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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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111 Comments

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8876 Points

Well I’m with the posters that are excited about this. Dan has already done stage acting with Equus and has been pointed out he sang in the charity show, so I think this is just great news. For those worried that stage is not like film, Dan was in Equus so he must know about doing live shows with no place to hide. I think this is great news :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on October 10, 2009, 01:43 AM report to moderator
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Well my only reservations were that Dan could not sing, but after hearing that he has in fact sang before, I am just excited to see this musical, loved the book, and I hope that the musical will be just as fantastic. :)

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on October 10, 2009, 02:01 AM report to moderator
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2417 Points

odd choice for the next phase of his career but then again Dan has always been bold

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on October 10, 2009, 02:20 AM report to moderator
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95 Points

What?! Can he sing and dance? No offense, but that makes no sense.
I mean sure he can act, but making movies and being on broadway are too very different things.

Posted by lttlmsravnclaw07 on October 10, 2009, 02:47 AM report to moderator
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well,I hope its going to sound good. they wouldn’t hire him other way. good luck, its a big bite! :)

Posted by Matea on October 10, 2009, 03:18 AM report to moderator
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I know its in your blood to be on stage.. isn’t that where you started off Daniel? Also if you have been accepted into a Broadway Musical.. they must have felt you were quite acceptable for the job! Well done! I am proud that you have such great ability to tackle both forms of acting and for you I can see it is all good! Cheers!

Posted by Catherine_R_Williams on October 10, 2009, 03:31 AM report to moderator
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cool! wow i didn’t know he could sing!! hmmm lets hope he can! =) hehe

Posted by Freya-Storm on October 10, 2009, 04:00 AM report to moderator
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perhaps you should try and track down the video of Dan singing on broadway. It was a charity event, but it was ok. He’s been taking lessons. and if no ones happy with that. Just remember Rex Harrison in ‘My Fair Lady’. It was a box office senation for it’s time. Don’t confuse pleasant voices with just being able to sing. Again think of that mega superstar Bob Dylan. Not pretty, but he’s made a long career out of his ‘singing’. The best singers are those who interpret a song. Which is why Madonna for all her millons is a poor singer. Way to go Dan.

Posted by jain on October 10, 2009, 04:11 AM report to moderator
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66 Points

Wow full schedule for Dan, Where does he find the energy and time.

Posted by Aurora Duv on October 10, 2009, 05:54 AM report to moderator
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428 Points

hope this will be soon.. or i wont be able to catch it….

Posted by alegria35 on October 10, 2009, 06:07 AM report to moderator
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261 Points

He sings? I hope he does well!

Posted by kyramp on October 10, 2009, 06:25 AM report to moderator
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1642 Points

Dan singing? OMG ..
Well, if Tom Felton can sing, maybe Dan can to?
woop woop ..

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on October 10, 2009, 06:29 AM report to moderator
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80418 Points

Thats nice….

Posted by Won_Two on October 10, 2009, 06:32 AM report to moderator
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Really? Well then again I never believed years ago that he’d signed on to blind horses and be naked on stage… how wrong I was

Posted by KiwiMcI on October 10, 2009, 06:53 AM report to moderator
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I’m happy for him, bu t thought a while back he did an interview where he said he’s an aweful singer/dancer

Posted by ProfKnight on October 10, 2009, 06:59 AM report to moderator
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