Daniel Radcliffe Gets Candid About Drinking Problem
Currently starring in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING on Broadway, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is busy promoting the release of the upcoming summer blockbuster: 'The Deathly Hallows Part II.' In a recent interview with British GQ, Radcliffe chatted about a drinking problem that developed over the course of his 'Potter' career and how he kicked it.
Radcliffe said: "I became reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff. There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me."
He continued, "As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn't work for me. I'd just rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh."
In the very final installmant of the series (released in theatres on July 15), Harry battles Lord Voldemort one final time in hopes of saving the wizarding world from a terrible fate. In the meantime, catch Harry Potter himself in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, which opened Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).
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 Harveyas Miss Jones, Michael Park as Bert Bratt, and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalistAnderson Cooper making his Broadway debut as the voice of the narrator. The cast of 30 includesCameron 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.
Tickets for HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING range from $52 - $132, and are available at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office and at Telecharge.com ( 212-239-6200 ). The playing schedule from February 26 through March 27 is as follows: Monday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. Beginning March 28 the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please note there will be no 8pm performance Monday, March 21.