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Reading of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Dan Radcliffe Takes Place in NYC

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 04:16 PM has a report online from a private reading of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," featuring actor Dan Radclliffe (Harry Potter) in New York yesterday.  As readers will recall, rumors first surfaced of Mr. Radcliffe's involvement in this reading via a report in Variety Magazine last October.  Today, the report, available to read here, goes through the audience members first impressions of the reading, which notes that Mr. Radlciffe was "amazing."  The article goes on to say, "[Radcliffe] interpreted the role in a charming, adorable and fresh way. He sang great. I think everyone was there to see if he could do it. And boy, he really did it. He was great. He came off as a full-fledged musical star."  Mention is made of Mr. Radcliffe's fellow actors, which included Rose Sezniak, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Urie, Mary Faber, Lewis Stadlen, Nancy Opel, Don Stephenson, and Renee Goldsberry.  Of the overall performance of the musical, the report says, "The show seemed not out of date or old fashioned because of the state of the economy and what the world of big business has been going through recently. And there is renewed interest in this period because of Mad Men."

Please note, no official word has been given regarding a place on Broadway for this show.  Stay tuned to Leaky for updates.

Thanks to Lauren and!

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1722 Points

cool!!! :o)

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on December 23, 2009, 01:48 PM report to moderator
428 Points

it would be quite nice to watch Dan sing.. lol

Posted by alegria35 on December 23, 2009, 02:36 PM report to moderator
3455 Points

wow! does everyone in the show business sing? i mean look at disney channel! every character/actor/actress on that chanel can sing! i cant wait to hear Dan’s Golden Pipes!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on December 23, 2009, 03:52 PM report to moderator
68 Points

I hope it goes to Broadway w/ Dan in it. I live only a few hours away!!!!!

Posted by jlinhard03 on December 23, 2009, 07:37 PM report to moderator
2579 Points

Woo, exciting! Good luck Dan!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on December 23, 2009, 11:39 PM report to moderator

sigh This is such a fun show. I did it in Germany twenty years ago playing Miss Jones.

joginny1994 SQUEE!, yes, pretty much if you’re in show business you learn to sing. A lot of that comes from the voice lessons you take to control and project your voice for stage work gives you the basics for good singing control. Mind you, some people just have a tin ear and can’t carry a tune, but that’s a rare person. Show tunes are better sung by those who could never sing opera. You need a clear tone without a lot of vibrato for your voice to do well in Broadway style singing. That way the audience can hear the words clearly, as the songs typically advance the plot as much as the dialogue.

Posted by nundu on December 24, 2009, 12:14 AM report to moderator
3134 Points

I wanna hear Dan sing!!! WOOT! Tra-la-la!

320 Points

Is there anything this young man can’t do? No, he can pretty much do it all.

Posted by jeannemclROAR on December 24, 2009, 12:37 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

This sounds like it would have been marvelous to see! I hope that additional media from this event soon surfaces.

Posted by Kirk on December 24, 2009, 03:19 AM report to moderator
245 Points

It is great to hear that Dan might be coming back to Broadway. The article shows the range of talent Dan has and that he will be acting for a long time. I wonder if Rupert has considered doing Broadway.

Posted by hrhgnl on December 24, 2009, 04:16 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

Lol Dan singing??? xD

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on December 25, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Cool news…

Posted by Won_Two on December 26, 2009, 12:51 PM report to moderator
307 Points

joGinny, actually, most Disney actors and actresses can not really sing, have you heard them signing live? They are terrible, the only good one is Demi Lobato. The rest only sounds good when their voices are digitally changed for their tv shows and cds. Even in a show like Glee only 4 of them can really sing well.
In a musical you have to sing live so it means Daniel can really sing well. And it’s not something as easy as pop, like other HP actors do, musicals are very difficult. Think about how many actors from the old cast have been in musicals? And I don’t mean movies, where they can have their voices changed. I don’t remember a single one who has, which proves not many people can actually do it.
Dan has been taking lessons and working hard to learn, so I don’t know why some of you find it funny, just because you have never heard him. It only proves, despite been the most famous teen actor in the world, he is quite unknown.
He doesn’t only work every day in the HP films, he continues to study and even works in his holiday break, I find it admirable, he is completely underrated.

Bandersnatch, thanks for the info, it looks like she loved it and that must have been very emotional for everyone.

Posted by ethanHP on December 27, 2009, 12:58 AM report to moderator
923 Points

This is very interesting news! I remember seeing an interview in which Dan said that he would love to do a musical on Broadway. I am thrilled that he made such a good impression.

Posted by Graymayne on December 28, 2009, 11:06 AM report to moderator
97 Points

I did this show last year for my school musical. It’s such a great show! I’m sure Dan’s going to do great as Finch. I would absolutley LOVE to see him perform in this show on Broadway!

Posted by harrypotterlover711 on December 28, 2009, 03:29 PM report to moderator
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