Harry Potter is coming back to Broadway. And this time, he’ll wear clothes!
Daniel Radcliffe has signed to star in a revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” It’s a musical, so apparently our Harry can sing. Who knew?
No word yet on who will be his female co-star.I guess if they could get Emma Watson to do it, the box office would sell out immediately. Radcliffe’s prior Broadway show was “Equus,” in which he co-starred with his Potter colleague Richard Griffiths. Radcliffe appeared naked for some of that show, which got a lot of publicity. In “How to Succeed,” he’ll wear suits and ties, thanks.
The last revival of this show was a hundred years ago, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, with the great Lilias White. It was an enormous hit. For the White role, maybe the producers can get Fantasia. Now, that would be rockin’!
The original show, from the 1960s, starred Robert Morse (now of “Mad Men”) and Michele Lee of “Knots Landing” fame. They went on to star in the movie.