'Equus' with Radcliffe & Griffiths Hits Broadway Sept. 2008

Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths will star in the acclaimed West End-transfer revival of Peter Shaffer's classic and controversial play, Equus.  

Performances begin September 25, 2008 for a limited engagement through February 8, 2009.  A theatre has not been announced.  Thea Sharrock will return as director.

Rehearsals begin August 11, 2008.  No further cast listings have been announced.  The Shubert Organization and David Pugh, LLC will produce; Elizabeth I. McCann and Joey Parnes are the show's general managers.

Radcliffe, a world-wide notable as the face of Harry Potter in the blockbuster movie series, made his West End stage debut opposite multi-award winning actor (and Harry Potter co-star) Richard Griffiths.  Griffiths garnered the Tony Award 2006 Best Actor in a Play in The History BoysEquus ran at London's Gielud Theatre February 24, 2007 where it played to nearly sold-out audiences through June 9. The London cast also included Jenny Agutter and Will Kemp.

Equus, based on a true story told to playwright Shaffer, concerns a troubled English stable boy, Alan Strang (Radcliffe), who blinded six horses with a spike. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart (Griffiths) attempts to discover the source of Strang's emotions and motivations, and unleashes a disturbing secret.

The West End revival was directed by Thea Sharrock and designed by the play's original designer John Napier. Equus won the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play and was later made into a film starring Richard Burton in 1977.

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