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Besides playing the magical character known as Potter, Daniel Radcliffe made sure he'd never be typecast by swinging his er, wand on stage; if you get my drift. With the Potter series now closing out its run, Radcliffe has landed a role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Dan Radcliffe Joins How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
So, just to make sure Radcliffe is covering his genres, we can give him fantasy, adventure, action, drama, romance, nudity, horse-love, and now a musical; which is a first. Based on the 1961 tuner, the reboot will be directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford.
Written by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, How to Succeed chronicles the rise of a crafty window cleaner as he follows the advice of a self-help manual to connive his way up through the ranks of the World Wide Wickets Co. and get the girl in the process.
Robert Morse created the role on Broadway and in the 1967 screen adaptation. The original production won seven Tonys, including musical, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962. Matthew Broderick lead the last reprisal back in 1995 and ended up getting a Tony for it.