Thursday, July 18, 2024

Daniel Radcliffe’s “Succeed” Co-Star, Paul Simon’s Move


Big announcement today: Rose Hemingway will play Rosemary in the “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” This is the musical revival starring Daniel Radcliffe, better known to all of us as Harry Potter. I told you this, though, on April 26th. When I met Rose last spring her last name was Sezniak, but she was planning on a summer wedding to a young man who is not related to Ernest Hemingway. I just noticed that Broadway picked up that scoop four days later without bothering to credit this column. I guess they were trying to succeed in business without really trying…

Anyway, the good news is that “How to Succeed” has announced the rest of its cast, including the great Tammy Blanchard and John Laroquette…

The Times reported the Rose Hemingway story today, too, not noticing the above link in its research. But that’s ok. On Friday, the Times “reported” that Paul Simon was moving his entire catalog from Warner Music back to Sony. Uh huh. I reported that on June 1st. If the Times writer had done a little more checking he’d know the new Paul Simon album is titled “So Beautiful or So What.” They’d have known that if they’d read this column on November 1st. Simon announced the title in the previous week’s New York Times Book Review.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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