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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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Yet he doesn’t want to do a Harry Potter musical? Gahh!

Posted by Moony. on October 12, 2009, 09:08 PM report to moderator
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I think I’ll wait for more confirmation on this..

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on October 13, 2009, 09:12 AM report to moderator
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Go Dan!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 14, 2009, 03:47 PM report to moderator
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Hope it works out for him. :)

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on October 15, 2009, 10:58 AM report to moderator
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I have a feeling that Dan will do great!

Posted by Figment on October 16, 2009, 01:42 AM report to moderator
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good news

Posted by wing on October 16, 2009, 09:46 AM report to moderator
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