Thursday, April 26, 2007

Horsing Around on Broadway

Harry and a Horse
Originally uploaded by azLee.
It seems the London stage production of "Equus" with the nekkid Daniel Radcliffe is moving to Broadway next spring! Not confirmed yet but it looks like Mr. Radcliffe will reprize his role:

By Robert Simonson
20 Apr 2007

Harry Potter is coming to Broadway.

It was announced April 20 that the hit London revival of Equus — starring "Harry Potter" actor Daniel Radcliffe — which will play its final performance at London's Gielgud Theatre June 9, will be heading for Broadway in spring 2008, followed by an Australian production. Casting and dates for the New York run have yet to be announced, but London's Daily Mail reports that both Radcliffe and the big boy of English theatre, History Boys Tony-winner Richard Griffiths, have signed on.

Radcliffe's performance as Alan Strang, an English stable boy who blinded six horses with a spike, won strong reviews and created quite a stir in England, not least of all because the plays calls for him appear in the altogether.

The production is the first West End revival of the Peter Shaffer play, and the transfer will mark the first Broadway revival. The return of the Tony-winning play, however, is not the reason the show will spark the biggest ticket-buying frenzy since Julia Roberts came to town. Radcliffe will be the sorcerer behind that box-office magic."