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London EQUUS with Radcliffe & Griffiths Coming to Broadway?

Michael Riedel, in today's New York Post, reports that producers of the new London production of EQUUS are looking to bring the play to Broadway in the Fall of 2007. The show's been receiving never-before-seen levels of "buzz" namely do to the young Harry Potter star's disrobing on stage.

The show, which Riedel also reports has the highest ever advance for a play in West End history is due to end its limited run in June when filming begins for the sixth Harry Potter film. A potential Broadway production would likely happen after that filming is complete.

Daniel Radcliffe is making his West End stage debut starring opposite Richard Griffiths in the first major revival of Peter Shaffer's classic play "EQUUS" opening at the Gielgud Theatre on Tuesday 27 February 2007.

The multi-award winning actor Richard Griffiths, who recently won a 2006 Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway production of "The History Boys", will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe, best known for playing 'Harry Potter' in all four of the feature films based on JK Rowling's best-selling books, in the first major new production of "EQUUS" since 1973. "EQUUS" will open at the Gielgud Theatre on Tuesday 27 February 2007.

Richard Griffiths stars as 'Martin Dysart' and Daniel Radcliffe, who will be making his legitimate West End stage debut, stars as 'Alan Strang'. "EQUUS", which will have a fourteen-strong cast, will be directed by Thea Sharrock and designed by the play's original designer John Napier. "EQUUS" will have lighting by David Hersey, movement by Scarlett Mackmin and sound by Greg Clarke.

Peter Shaffer's classic play "EQUUS" originally opened at The National Theatre in 1973, before transferring to the West End and Broadway for record-breaking runs. "EQUUS", which won the 1975 Tony Award for 'Best Play', was made into a film starring Richard Burton in 1977.

"EQUUS" will be produced by David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers.

Performance times at the Gielgud Theatre will be Mondays-Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from the Gielgud Theatre Box Office on 0870 950 0915 or online at www.equustheplay.com.

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