Harry Potter star to make Broadway musical debut in classic musical
Life after Harry Potter is going to be particularly glamorous for Daniel Radcliffe as he is currently starring in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (now in previews, opens 27 March).
The show has hit the press recently over rumours that Warner Bros. are furious with the show’s producers for not letting Radcliffe out of performances to promote the final Harry Potter film later in the year.
The show is directed and choreographed by Tony award winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises, Promises), who is an associate director of the Donmar Warehouse. Based on Frank Loesser’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1961 satirical musical, the play follows J. Pierrepont Finch (Daniel Radcliffe), who, armed with a guidebook called How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, follows the book’s rules on how to climb the corporate ladder, going from window cleaner to chairman of the board!
Other cast in the show include John Larroquette as J. B. Biggley, Rose Hemingway as Rosemary Pilkington, Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue, Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump, Rob Bartlett as Twimble/Wally Womper, Mary Faber as Smitty, Ellen Harvey as Miss Jones, Michael Park as Bert Bratt and CNN journalist Anderson Cooper as the voice of the narrator.