Confirmed: Dan Radcliffe, Richard Griffith in “Equus” Broadway Production Fall 2008

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Nov 02, 2007

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Several months ago actor Dan Radcliffe said he very much wanted to reprise his role in the play “Equus” for a production to be held on Broadway next year. This morning our Order partner DanRadcliffe.com has confirmed the play with Dan in the lead role is set to happen, with “Equus” due to open here in the United States September of 2008. Along with Dan, fellow Harry Potter star and Tony Award winning actor Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) will return again in the play which was such a success in London’s West End earlier this year. The Daily Mail is also reporting today that the play will go into rehearsals in New York City starting August of 2008. No ticket information is yet available, and we will update with more on this exciting news when we can.

Thanks to Jenna and DanRadcliffe.com!





76 Responses to Confirmed: Dan Radcliffe, Richard Griffith in “Equus” Broadway Production Fall 2008

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omg omg omg omg omg YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ive got to breathe ok im fine ya omg daniel radcliffe in new york omg i hate livin in california

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I’m taking a trip to the city to see that!

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SQUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I’m totally there! I’m ifrom Montreal, so it’s not too long of a drive! So cool! Great news Sues!

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oh, im in NYC for a couple of months next autumn (“fall”).

At least I will feel safe in the knowledge that there will be at least 2 other Brits in the city too!

I may even go to see it if I have time, but once at the West End was enough. Will be nice for you guys in America though, hope you enjoy it ^^

x

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See ya there, Dan. I’ll walk there if I have to.

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I’m so there!

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Haha, I love living in NYC. (Actually, I’m in college now, but it’s only a couple of hours away from the city.) Hm, I wonder if they’ll have student rush tickets or something…

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YES! That’s what I’m talking about, some good news! :) I think it would be lovely for Equus to be my first Broadway show! I’m so excited :)!

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Great news! Although I probably won’t be able to go, I’m sure everyone who does will get to enjoy an incredible performance. Any information on how long the play will be in New York?

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From The Daily Mail “But Radcliffe came into his own as an actor on stage, a fact acknowledged by the London Evening Standard’s drama award judging panel including him in its best actor nominees long list.”

“I like him because he decided to put being an actor first, rather than play at being a star.”

Wow, quite a complement, even from a tabloid! Congratulation Dan, I am sure you will do your best and we will enjoy it. I am Breaking my piggy bank right about now.

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ive heard so many awesome things about this play that i definitely want to see it when its comes to Broadway – im so there!

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I am so going to this play. I wanted to go to London but it was to much money at the time. I can drive from Florida to New York,stay with my father, talk him into buying the tickets because he always brings me to a show when I go to visit. This is going to work for me. :) How long was the run of the play in London? If it starts in New York in Sept. 2008 and runs for 3-6 months that would take Dan into Maybe March of 2009. I wonder if DH is going to start filming in the spring or fall of 2009. The Daily Mail was saying DH won’t start until 2010.

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O_o.

Does anyone know how I can audition for this?

Seriously.

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Brilliant. This play was the best thing that has ever happened to Dan’s career since he landed the role of Harry Potter 7 years ago. I wish I could of seen this play earlier this year. I doubt I could go to see it in Broadway as well. Oh well. Good luck to the both of them.

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Ya know, it just really bugs me when the picture posted with an article on TLC has NOTHING to do with the article itself. . . :) Not that I’m asking for one of the nekkid!Dan pics, but at least a pic of Dan and/or Richard instead of Michael Gambon??

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Saw it on the West End already :) To anyone who lives near NY, don’t miss this opportunity! It’s such a fantastic play.

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YES!!!!! I am in Philadelphia and am so going to see this show. I think most of you ladies will agree with me when I say, oh Dan, oh Dan :)

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Fantastic, Dan. Loved the play in London and will be there to see it in NY. Tell me when and where and I will be there. We are so proud of you!

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This is fabulous news! I’m now debating if I’m going to go to London to see David Tennant in Hamlet in September or stay in the states to catch Dan and Richard…choices, choices…

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Time for me to start throwing quarters in a jar….

Yay, Dan!

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I hate to live in germany… cries

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Oh I’m so going, only live 4 hours from the city :D

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Oh my yes.

Plans will be made.

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Wow, Dan! You’ve hit the big time (stateside, that is). Now the whole world will see your… play.

Snork

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YES!!!!!

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WOW!!! thats awseome its gonna be on in the states aswell!!! was amazing in england!!!!! hope everyone enjoys it!!!!!!!!!!

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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good for you, Dan!

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Nice! I love the close promixity to the city. Definitely going to see it (and I don’t care how long I’ll have to wait outside the stage doors, I’m meeting Dan and Griffiths).

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Awesome! I would really love to go see it but I don’t know how that will pan out. Should be interesting anyway. If they thought the fans in the UK were crazy over Dan (apparently some girl grabbed his boxers on the last night of performance haha) I wonder about the level of reactions in the states from the fangirls.

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i guess this pretty much confirms that DH will be out in 2010?

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Wow, I might actually be able to meet Daniel Radcliffe at the stage door! Oh, I plan on going to see him!! Yay!

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OMFG YES! =D I can see the play!!! I CAN SEE DAN!!!! YESSSS! I live in PA so i’m an hour away. OMFG I can finally see him….that has been my life goal for like 4 years now. =D

I love Dan. Siriusly mucho.

=D

YAY. sry im so flippin nuts.

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Yep Dru, sounds like they won’t be filming HBP & DH back-to-back. Which really sucks. I was hoping for a Fall 2009 Deathly Hallows release.

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Well fun fun! I’ll definitely try to make it if I’m over that way when it’s out.

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They’ve been saying for a long time now that the final HP film will be out in 2010. Not really a revelation there.

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its bene known quite a while that DH will come out in 2010. I’m glad they’re not filming it back to back, that was a travesty with Pirates of the Carribean. There is no reason to anyway.

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No it’s definitely not a surprise that DH won’t be out til 2010 but I still was still hoping.

But yeah, yay for all of you who will be able to see Equus now, like I say you definitely won’t be disappointed ^^

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I know that there’s absolutely no way that I would be able to get there, but I want to see that play so much! I mean, just the fact that Dan is in it, but it sounds like an amazing story!

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I have just one nagging question… If the HP series will follow tradition and release HBP in NOvember 2008, won’t that conflict with Dan’s Equus? You can’t have Harry POtter showing in theaters and Dan naked on Broadway at the same time.

UNless Dan Rad will only be performing for a month on Broadway…

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“I like him because he decided to put being an actor first, rather than play at being a star.””

Great endorsement!

As for the conflict of Equus and HBP playing at the same time… lol, it would be interesting to see the drama and the storm over that. Imagine Dan as goody two shoes Harry POtter on the movie screen and Dan as psychotic Alan Strang on the Broadway stage. Very interesting contrast.

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They most assuredly would love having Harry on the screen and Hair…I mean Dan on the stage at the same time. And by “they”, I mean both the movie company and the play’s producers. Loads of free press.

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Congrats to dan and Griffiths…but noooo if DH is gonna start in 2010, we have to wait another couple of years. I guess I can wait though. (I’m eager to see the trio’s performances in HPB now that all three of them have gotten a ton of experience from other works)

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“I wonder about the level of reactions in the states from the fangirls.”

Their jaws are going to drop, particularly when “that” scene occurs—not that I have seen the play, I know fangirls enough for them to do that. I wonder if Melissa, John and Sue are going to see it again particularly because they live in that area (or at least Sue and Melissa).

I really can’t see why Dan couldn’t do “Equus” while doing press for HBP. I mean, he did the play run in the U.K. before OOTP came out and that movie was successful regardless of what he showed onstage. And what makes you guys think parents are going to take their little kids to see it? For one, Broadway tickets are EXPENSIVE, and there’s most likely going to be parental warnings plastered over the Playbills and at the door.

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he’s a terrible actor! sorry to offend, but he’s really not good.

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The West end run of Equus was 4 months so I expect the Broadway run to be that long too. Certainly more than 1 month. So if they start in September 2008, Dan will still be Alan Strang when the HBP machinery will take place. Two different audiences maybe but the media likes to exaggerate and I just feel that it might affect the HP franchise. Hopefully, for the better…

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no danny boy, You don’t have to be sorry to offend, you just gave your opinion. I don’t think Danfans are easily offened, in fact, it’s hard to get offended by “Dan is a terrible actor” remark these days because we just have so many reviews, personal experiences and opinions that suggested the opposite. That doesn’t mean he is the greatest or anything, he is just one of many actors, sometimes he will do brillantly, some other time not so. You can’t win them all but on a whole, I think Dan is a bit of alright. Thank for giving us much joy, Dan.

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OMG ALL AMERICANS ARE EXTREEMLY LUCKY RIGHT NOW

IT BETTER COME TO AUSTRALIA!!!!! PLEASE COME TO AUS!!!

BETHANY ADAM is wishing she live in america right now.

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Well, as for the show running whilst HP is in theatres, I don’t think that would be a problem. But my question is about how this will work since Dan has to do press for HBP in November! I mean he has travel all over the world to do the press conferences and interviews and the like… at the very least London is a must. Is Equus only going to have a 2 month run then, or are they going to halt for a few weeks so Dan can do press?

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I never thought about Equus and HPB going on at the same time. I don’t care about that at all except how Dan is going to travel to premiers and do all the press at the same time as the play. If WB was worried about it they would have stepped in not because they don’t want him to do the play but just because he has obligations to HBP. I wonder if there is going to be a week or two break so Dan can go do all the HBP work. Reminder to self not to buy tickets to the play around HBP time just in case an understudy fills in. I don’t want to spend all that money getting to NY and not seeing Dan.

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Xbella, you and I are thinking a like!

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See the problem in logistics? But I think Dan’s stint in Broadway will only be for 5 weeks. That’s the usual duration of a play, isn’t it? An understudy can take over from where Dan left off. I wish they’d issue an announcement soon so fans who wanted to see Dan as Alan Strang won’t be shortchanged if he can’t do a 16 week run like he did in the West End.

And I just ignored ‘no danny boy’. Opinions like that are a joke nowadays. Dan has more than proven his Acting worth in Equus, has nominations left and right for it, did a good job in OotP and there’s just more good things to come. New YOrk, here comes DanRad!

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Danny boy wants a Tony award now eh? Can’t fault this boy’s ambition. Most achievers are very hungry at that age. I guess I should stop caling him Danny boy now…

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Blimey Kathlin, what a waste of parchment.

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well im under age but im gunna learn to be a contortionist and pretzel myself to fit in a suitcase and im gunna sneek in!!!!!!!!!!! :) and Dan is a really great actor Id like to see any of you peaple act better.

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Bunny- I don’t see why you can’t have them out at the same time? what’s your reasoning?

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well i am very offened at that, because did any one see his work in David copperfield he was great actor and he was what like five! so hes a great actor and that’s it….....does any one wish too disagree.

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Grapes, the issue is that Dan has to be away from New York for several weeks to do HBP press – yes, some press is done in New York, but he will also need to be in London and several other cities that they send him to to promote each film. It takes a few weeks and obviously he cannot be in New York performing every night and also in London and the other cities they will need him to go to. So this either means he will have an understudy those weeks or the play will have finished it’s run by the time HBP press begins (since the press stuff always starts in London, not New York).

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Hey guys don’t be jeolous because Dan gets to show his acting “chops” to the world. The fan girls aren’t the only ones who will flood the theater. There are also the Harry Hags; women of a certain age. Better get your tickets early.

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ok does any one know tha rating of this play? Because I realy want to go can some one tell me please. : )

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This is great! I can easily fly there from Singapore!! At least this time it won’t in Britain, where I haven’t been to in 15 years. I’m sure Dan will be AMAZING. I mean, everyone doubted his acting before (I know I did), but now he’s got so many movies and plays under his belt, no-one can doubt him now!

As for people who’s making fun of Dan showing people his peeps. Seriously, you guys, grow up. It’s a penis. Oh hahaha penis!, right? Not. Equus is a FAMOUS play. The whole point is the psychological aspect, and troubled emotions of a boy. He’s growing up, essentially. If you don’t have a sex scene in a play about troubled adolescence, then you’ve got nothing. The nakedness is exactly what makes the play realistic, and if you can’t understand art, please refrain from making sophomoric remarks.

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I just have to go now that they are doing it here US. This is probably going to be the only time that I will be able to see anybody that has anything to do with HP, let alone Dan. I love this because it finallly gives be an excuse to go to New York. I have always loved traveling (this summer I visited Los Angeles, Toronto, and London) but I was hoping to when I would be able to afford it better. Last year I was working full time but this year I started school and only have a part time job so paying for a trip to New York and one to Portus in Dallas is going to stretch to afford. Not to mention that I will be also be missing school next year to go see it. This causing me both joy and a headache. =)

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE DAN RADCLIFFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Grapes, two projects of the same actor released at the same time is not really ideal. But my mistake, I misread the date. I thought there was only a gap of one month between HBP and Equus. Since HBP will be released in November, and Equus will start in September, that will give Dan 2 months to do his stint in Broadway. Aparently, it won’t be a 16 week run like the west end. I guess he’ll stop doing the play once the HP movie hits the theaters. UNless he really won’t care and still go on being Alan Strang onstage while promoting HBP.

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I wish I could go and watch Dan on broadway. It would be interesting to compare the difference in his performance now that he’s older and in a different venue. He was just 17 when he did Equus on the West End. A relative neophyte taking on a huge, difficult role. Dan will be 19 when he reprises his role on Broadway with 2 years of experience behind him.

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Half Blood Prince Harry is actually pretty snarky and self-absorbed. I wouldn’t call him a goody-two shoes in that book. The play and film will probably receive positive feedback both independently.

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My mind is at ease now. Someone at the EW forum reported that HBP will be released on NOvember 21, 2008. That means about 8 weeks of Broadway run for Equus. Or Dan could step down to do the HBP promotions and his role will be played by his understudy.

Anyways, that still means that Dan will live in the US for many months. Hope he doesn’t get pulled in the Hollywood party scene while he’s living in the “den of iniquities”. lol. Just kidding…

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The song “An Englishman in New York” by Sting keeps running through my head! While I would prefer to see Dan do something different (as I have already seen him do Equus), I have heard he was getting better and doing different things, like his comedic timing (started rivalling Griffiths in the amount of laughs he was getting) and subtle movements that added to the performance. So seeing him use all that will be new for me, I guess. Just can’t wait to see him.

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Hey…any idea how long this will last? I’ll be in NYC next year for Thanksgiving, and I really really really want to see Equus, but none of the articles say how long the show will be there.

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I’m not old enough to see it :( plus I don’t have the cash.

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Me too danii :( Too young, live too far away and dont have the money to travel that far and I’m sure my parents wont agree to take me to a adults only play :,(

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This is awesome news, I’m very happy for Dan. It’s GREAT for an actor to play in Broadway, but it’s AMAZING to play in Broadway if you are 18 years old!! Don’t know if I’m the right person to say this, but I’m very proud of him. Not just because this will mean a lot of publicity for HBP (OotP made a lot of money inpart because Dan has been given free publicity for HP al the year), but also because the actor and face who represent this franchise is the most versatil actor of his generation. Btw, he is being considered for several theatre awards in UK at the moment. :)

Sue,maybe know you’ll be able to see the play, and Melissa and John will be able to see it with Richard!! :D

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‘From The Daily Mail “But Radcliffe came into his own as an actor on stage, a fact acknowledged by the London Evening Standard’s drama award judging panel including him in its best actor nominees long list.”

“I like him because he decided to put being an actor first, rather than play at being a star.”’

Thanks for that piece of news Kathlin. He totally deserves to be in that list. I saw him in Equus in London (unfortunately I can’t go to NY) and he did a brilliant job. I couldn’t believe that was his first stage serious work. He not only was confortable on stage but gave an amazing performance in his characterization of Alan Stang. And that is the more difficult character of that age to portray. It requires all from the actor. Amazing. And the nomination is for best actor, not best newcomer. The critics already consider him a proper actor, not a promise. faints

Being a Dan fan is a very rewarding joy! Go Dan, blow them away once more!! Break a leg in Broadway and show them all you can do!

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a concerned ickle firsty: THe play’ll probably be rated PG-13 if it’s not too graphic, but it’ll probably be rated R if what the nudity thing is more than just running around naked with a hoofpick.

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Bummer…can’t see it, but break a leg Dan and Griffiths!

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OMG! I’ll shave my head and sell a kidney if I have to, but I’m taking my 15 year old to NY as soon as we have a confirmed play date! We live in Spokane, Washington--completely on the opposite side of the country from NYC—but we’re going. GOING, I say!!! wooooo-hoooooooo!!!!

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I’m so there.

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