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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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1479 Points

Dan can sing!Amazing I wanna hear him!!!!

Posted by magicmaniac on October 10, 2009, 07:27 AM report to moderator
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Wasn’t aware he could sing. Break a leg Dan.

Posted by oldenoughtoknowbetter♎ROAR♎OoM1, CW on October 10, 2009, 07:52 AM report to moderator
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omg i love this musical. It is awesome!!! I wonder who he will play…

Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on October 10, 2009, 08:31 AM report to moderator
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Dan did very well in Equs, and if he can sing, I say, “Go for it, Dan!”

Posted by Fresca ROAR on October 10, 2009, 08:37 AM report to moderator
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Dan did very well in Equs, and if he can sing, I say, “Go for it, Dan!”

Posted by Fresca ROAR on October 10, 2009, 08:37 AM report to moderator
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Yeah, this must be why he was taking dance lessons. He was oh-so-coy about it when it came out, but I’ll bet this was in the works at the time. Good for Dan.

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on October 10, 2009, 08:45 AM report to moderator
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@phoenixes are in ravenclaw: It said in the article that Dan would play the LEAD role. :D

Posted by cghambright on October 10, 2009, 08:47 AM report to moderator
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Sounds good, but I wonder if he can sing.

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on October 10, 2009, 08:54 AM report to moderator
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Forget singing and dancing. Can Dan do a good American accent for the role?

Posted by Fastbak on October 10, 2009, 08:56 AM report to moderator
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Nice job! =)

Posted by humbert0 on October 10, 2009, 09:13 AM report to moderator
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He sings???

Posted by LulubelleI {WBM} on October 10, 2009, 09:20 AM report to moderator
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Head over to youtube and search for Daniel radcliffe gypsy of the year, and you can all hear his singing voice for yourselves. He’s pretty good, actually, especially considering that he had an almost constant cold and sounded somewhat hoarse for the last couple of months of the Equus run.

Posted by EmmaCMF on October 10, 2009, 09:30 AM report to moderator
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ahhhhh i wanna hear him sing!!!

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on October 10, 2009, 09:46 AM report to moderator
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SINCE WHEN DOES HE SING????????????

Posted by atarigurl05 on October 10, 2009, 09:46 AM report to moderator
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OK i hope he can sing well.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on October 10, 2009, 10:11 AM report to moderator
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