Daniel Radcliffe to return to stage after Potter concludes

Daniel Radcliffe to return to stage after Potter concludes

Once the Harry Potter films conclude next year, Emma Watson will return to “reading English” and getting an education at Brown University, and Rupert Grint will probably be off driving his ice cream truck around Hertfordshire, England. Daniel Radcliffe, however, will once more take to the Broadway stage: The Hollywood Reporter says that Radcliffe will follow up his Broadway debut in Equus with a revival of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, a musical based on Shepherd Mead’s 1952 satirical book of the same name. Radcliffe will take on the lead role of J. Pierrepont Finch, a window washer who climbs the corporate ladder at the fictional World Wide Wicket Company. (Pierrepont was originated by Robert Morse—currently the "Cooper" in Mad Men's Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce—and later inhabited by Matthew Broderick in a 1995 revival.)