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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Sneak Peek: Opening Night of 'EQUUS'

Equus officially opened on Broadway last night, September 25th, after beginning previews on September 5. Broadway Beat's cameras were there as the highly anticipated revival of Peter Shaffer's classic play had its Opening Night. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a 'sneak peek' of the upcoming Broadway Beat episode featuring all the official first night action!

Equus reunites the two stars of the wildly successful "Harry Potter" films: Daniel Radcliffe, who portrays the brilliant young wizard, Harry Potter, and Richard Griffiths, who appears as Harry's Uncle Vernon Dursley. Mr. Griffiths was last seen on Broadway in 2006 when he won the Tony Award for Best Actor for "The History Boys."

Mr. Griffiths and Mr. Radcliffe starred together in Equus during its acclaimed engagement in London's West End last year. Kate Mulgrew is also featured in the cast of Equus on Broadway.

In Peter Shaffer's Equus, psychiatrist Martin Dysart investigates the blinding of six horses, a savage act committed by a mild-mannered stable boy, Alan Strang, whose home life is filled with bigotry and religious fervor. As Dysart reveals the mysteries behind the boy's demons, he realizes he is confronting his own.

Directed by Thea Sharrock, Equus is produced on Broadway by The Shubert Organization and Elizabeth Ireland McCann, Roger Berlind, John Gore, Hirschfeld Productions, Bill Kenwright, Emily Fisher Landau, Arielle Tepper Madover, Peter May, Chase Mishkin and Spring Sirkin.

Equus performance schedule is as follows: Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Equus will play a strictly limited engagement through February 8, 2009.

Tickets range in price from $116.50 to $61.50. Fifty-two seats located on the stage are on sale for each performance, as well.

For performance and ticket information, call Tele-charge at 212-239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com

Broadway Beat, the popular weekly television program for and about the theatre world, right here on the web site. Broadway Beat is the premier, award-winning half hour television program covering theatre, music and performers. Each week, the show's popular and knowledgeable host, Richard Ridge, takes you behind-the-scenes for a look at the very best of New York Theatre - on Broadway, and beyond. The show always features beautiful footage shot by video veteran Bradshaw Smith. Now, in its 16th year, Broadway Beat takes you from the rehearsal studios to opening nights, including in-depth interviews with Tony Award winning stars and directors. Broadway Beat is your front row seat to all the music, all the magic, and all of the magnificent drama that is Broadway.


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