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Reading of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Dan Radcliffe Takes Place in NYC

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 04:16 PM has a report online from a private reading of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," featuring actor Dan Radclliffe (Harry Potter) in New York yesterday.  As readers will recall, rumors first surfaced of Mr. Radcliffe's involvement in this reading via a report in Variety Magazine last October.  Today, the report, available to read here, goes through the audience members first impressions of the reading, which notes that Mr. Radlciffe was "amazing."  The article goes on to say, "[Radcliffe] interpreted the role in a charming, adorable and fresh way. He sang great. I think everyone was there to see if he could do it. And boy, he really did it. He was great. He came off as a full-fledged musical star."  Mention is made of Mr. Radcliffe's fellow actors, which included Rose Sezniak, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Urie, Mary Faber, Lewis Stadlen, Nancy Opel, Don Stephenson, and Renee Goldsberry.  Of the overall performance of the musical, the report says, "The show seemed not out of date or old fashioned because of the state of the economy and what the world of big business has been going through recently. And there is renewed interest in this period because of Mad Men."

Please note, no official word has been given regarding a place on Broadway for this show.  Stay tuned to Leaky for updates.

Thanks to Lauren and!

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1317 Points

Dan singing? WOW!!! He’ll be great no matter what he does. Break a leg Dan!

Posted by hewy on December 22, 2009, 04:43 PM report to moderator
442 Points

Whoops, the link in my last comment is wrong because it has an extra parenthesis tacked on at the end. The link should be

Posted by Bandersnatch on December 22, 2009, 05:34 PM report to moderator
774 Points

sounds exciting. really wish i could see this show, especially to hear dan sing : )

Posted by iheartpink(ROAR) on December 22, 2009, 05:43 PM report to moderator
23699 Points

What?! Dan singing?! Wow! that’s hilarious! I WOULD want to see that!

Posted by Maxtina Potter (Aty) on December 22, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
12569 Points

I think he would have the perfect energy for this musical!!!

Posted by tinagin [ROAR]! on December 22, 2009, 08:25 PM report to moderator
2027 Points

ahhhhhh!!! niles!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on December 22, 2009, 10:28 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

wow thats different

Posted by alicia00 on December 22, 2009, 10:31 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Geez, I didn’t know he sings! Well, great job Dan!!! You continue to amaze me!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 23, 2009, 09:01 AM report to moderator
3271 Points

Go for it Dan! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 23, 2009, 09:06 AM report to moderator
2422 Points

This is interesting. Good luck Dan!

Posted by Mr. Brightside on December 23, 2009, 09:17 AM report to moderator
237 Points

I will be there! This sounds awesome! Love the cast!

Posted by hpikjdjg on December 23, 2009, 09:31 AM report to moderator
442 Points

Now that is neat!

For those who don’t know, Jo Loesser (who attended the reading) is the widow of Frank Loesser, who wrote the music and lyrics to “How to Succeed…” (as well as many other shows, of course). According to this site ( she was “instrumental in having … ‘How To Succeed in Business…’ revived on Broadway” back in the 90s (that one featured Matthew Broderick in the starring role). She seems to have loved this reading, so here’s hoping that she can work some magic again!

Posted by Bandersnatch on December 23, 2009, 09:38 AM report to moderator
977 Points

never knew he could sing, that should be interesting to hear :)
i bet he’s great!!!
and now it looks like 2 actors on the HP movies can sing, him and Tom Felton (who is REALLY talented). i wonder who else can sing on that set :)

Posted by jasmineflower27 on December 23, 2009, 09:57 AM report to moderator
622 Points

Wow. I really, really, really want Dan to do this. Would be so amazing!

Also, @jasmineflower27, I’m pretty sure Emma can sing & used to do so at family weddings or something.

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on December 23, 2009, 10:15 AM report to moderator
507 Points


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