HOW TO SUCCEED... Headed Back to Big Screen with Daniel Radcliffe?
Daniel Radcliffe is no stranger to film roles, having become a worldwide star as the title character in all seven Harry Potter films. He's currently starring on Broadway in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, and, as he told the Daily Mail, the two might come together in the not-so-distant future: Radcliffe is in talks for a HOW TO SUCCEED film. The paper says "He mentioned in passing that there has been talk between him and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron about doing a big-screen version of How To Succeed."
In addition to briefly making mention of the potential film, the 21-year-old discussed his current role, saying that "The rest of the cast work tremendously hard, but I have just two big numbers - Grand Old Ivy and Brotherhood Of Man - and there's a lot of dancing and singing. They're exhilarating to do and I love that this is so different from everything else I've done. I'm not repeating myself." He added that the dancing involved with a Broadway production is something he's never tackled before: "Sometimes I was dancing for nine hours a day when I wasn't filming. The thing was to keep practising and practising until you could do it without thinking about it. The aim was to be effortless - or to appear to seem effortless."
Daniel Radcliffe will be making his Broadway musical debut in the 50th anniversary revival of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Previews begin Feb. 26 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre; read the full Daily Mail article here.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, directed and choreographed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford, stars Daniel Radcliffe as J. Pierrepont Finch, John Larroquette as J. B. Biggley, introduces in her Broadway debut Rose Hemingway as Radcliffe's onstage romantic interest 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 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper making his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator. The cast of 30 includes Cameron Adams, Cleve Asbury, Tanya Birl, Kevin Covert, Paige Faure, David Hull, Justin Keyes, Marty Lawson, Erica Mansfield, Barrett Martin, Nick Mayo, Sarah O'Gleby, Stephanie Rothenberg, Megan Sikora, Michaeljon Slinger, Joey Sorge, Matt Wall, Ryan Watkinson, Charlie Williams and Samantha Zack.
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING has music and lyrics by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Frank Loesser, and a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, based on the book by Shepherd Mead. The creative team for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING includes Derek McLane (Sets) Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Howell Binkley (Lighting), Jon Weston (Sound), Tom Watson (Hair), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), and David Chase (Music Director and Arranger).