Daniel Radcliffe Would Love to Do Revival of COMPANY; 'That Was One of My Favorites'
Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who is set to begin previews in Broadway's "The Cripple of Inishmaan," on April 12th, participated in a TimesTalk event on Monday night and revealed which plays and musicals he would love to do in the future.
The 'Harry Potter' star, who recently appeared in the musical revival of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' told the audience that he'd love to be a part of a production of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical "Company," which took home the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1971. "That was one of my favorites growing up," he shared.
In addition, the actor hopes to one day star in a classic Tom Stoppard play. "I love Tom Stoppard," he says, "So I've always had kind of a thing - if we found the right person to do 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,' I would love to do that." He went on to joke, "But so would every actor, Dan, so shut up."
Though the show earned the Tony Award for best play in 1968, it has yet to be revived on Broadway.
Yet, there is one genre that does not appear to be on the actor's bucket list. "I don't have the same insane I-want-to-do-Shakespeare desire that everyone has, because I find it very intimidating," Radcliffe explained. "But you know, maybe one day that will happen too."
The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage, will open on Broadway on Sunday, April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Previews will begin Saturday, April 12.
Daniel Radcliffe made his West End debut in 2007 and Broadway debut in 2008-2009 in Peter Shaffer's Equus. He returned to Broadway in 2011 for a 10-month sold out run in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Since completing the final installment in the series of eight Harry Potter films in 2010, Radcliffe has continued to prove himself a diverse and acclaimed talent. He stars in Sony Pictures Classics', Kill Your Darlings, which, having premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, opened to rave reviews. He will next be seen starring opposite Zoe Kazan in CBS Films and eOne's romantic comedy, The F Word, as well as starring opposite Juno Temple in the horror-thriller Horns, which is based on Joe Hill's best-selling book. All three films were invited to screen at the recent Toronto International Film Festival. He is currently shooting Frankenstein with James McAvoy for Twentieth Century Fox. In 2012, Radcliffe starred in Hammer's The Woman in Black, which has since become the most successful British horror film of all time, in addition to its box office success in the US. Last summer, in addition to starring inThe Cripple of Inishmaan in the West End, he filmed the second series of Sky Art's A Young Doctor's Notebook, again opposite Jon Hamm (broadcast on Ovation in the US).