Daniel Radcliffe is returning to Broadway — but this time, it’s a family show. The Harry Potter star, who got naked as a tortured youth in the psychological drama Equus, will headline an update of the musical “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” producers have announced.
Daniel will play J. Pierrepont Finch, who embarks on a rags-to-riches journey from the mailroom to the boardroom. He begins production after finishing up the Harry Potter film franchise, culminating with The Deathly Hallows.
But back to Broadway: Soooo many big-name actors (ahem, Jeremy Piven, ahem) are making the transition to the Great White Way, irking the professional theater actors who don’t sell as many tickets but oftentimes have more stage chops and work ethic than their celebrity counterparts hogging all the attention.
Daniel, however, has won people over. He sells tickets, yes, but he is no diva. His infectious energy, down-to-earth attitude and raw talent give him enough clearance, we think, to silence the haters and lecture The Pivs on how to succeed on Broadway.