Dan Radcliffe Prepares for Role in “How to Succeed In Business…” Musical Remake

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Apr 30, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

The Daily Mail has a report online which notes that actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is currently undergoing daily singing lessons and frequent dance lessons in preparation for his upcoming role in the remake of the 1960s musical “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” The show’s director, Rob Ashford, comments that:

“[Dan's] singing every day with a vocal coach in London and I’ve got my assistant putting him through his dance paces every other day. I’m covering all bases with Daniel – and he’s delivering.”

The article goes on to note:

Rose Hemingway, who has been cast opposite Daniel as his stage girlfriend Rosemary Pilkington, told me she did her audition with Daniel.

‘He’s been doing a lot of work and he’s going to surprise people. He’s not afraid to learn how to do things,’ the 26-year-old actress from Philadelphia said.

Rehearsals for “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” are set to begin in February.





36 Responses to Dan Radcliffe Prepares for Role in “How to Succeed In Business…” Musical Remake

Avatar ImageMirabellaDent06 says: ooooooo this will be cool(:Avatar ImageMaxtina Potter says: Oh My God! That's weird... but still, it's freaking awesome! SECOND!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: AMAZING!!!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: DAN IS...SINGING?? somehow i cant picture that...it just seems...odd. but, who knows, maybe hes awesome? somebody go to that and then report back to leaky. ready? BREAK! also, i have never seen the photo that is with this story before (which is quite weird b/c it looks like it is from goblet! woah!) but it is really really cool. i like the "potter" bit. Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: i love the title of the musical :D haha it sounds like it would be a funny show :)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Sounds good! I really want to see it!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Sounds good! I really want to see it!Avatar ImageAsria says: Haha! I can't really imagine him singing and dancing, but guess it will grow on me... I do really want to go and see that when it comes up, it sounds cool!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: id like to see itAvatar ImageAvanelleWood says: I would love to see this! Avatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: You can hear his singing in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nFWYsq4sMk All I can say is- lol! But I love him. :PAvatar ImageFresca says: Good going, Dan. He deserves a pat on the back for trying new things! Avatar Imagedaharja says: Dan. Dancing. <33333Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Singing and Dancing, this should be fun to watch. I can't wait to actually see how Dan actually sounds singing.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I actually think that Dan is good singer... I have never heard him sing, but some reason, he seems like he would be good. lolAvatar ImageSigmaKnight says: Really attempting to become a diverse actor. And I like how he's breaking it his screen time by doing Broadway so that people could at least attempt to detach themselves from thinking Harry Potter every time they see him.Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: hes singing?? thts kinda oddAvatar ImageethanHP says: No offence to any of you but your comments are quite childish and close minded, so because you have never heard him singing or seen him dancing you think it's weird or fun? For what people who have actually seen him and heard him say he is pretty good, so you shouldn't prejudge so easily. I remember people writting these same type of comments when it was announced Dan was going to do Equus, people doubted he could to theatre... and he proved everyone wrong, now he is a Drama Desk nominated actor, which can be said of very few actors. It's admirable he studies and prepares himself so hard, and at the same time he is filming two movies no less. Btw, his singing teacher is one of the best, is the same Alan Rickman studied with. "FilmGirl27 (ROAR!!)", that performance was a parody they did for a charity event, Dan was sick that day as you can see in the interviews he did, but still they became in the second place, defeating even all the musicals except The Lion King.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: I love Dan, it's just hard to picture him singing and dancing. haAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: I'd give anythng to see Dan's singing and dance lessons! I bet he is getting good....though the thought of Harry Potter singing is quite strange.Avatar ImageJeannine says: @ethanHP.....thanks for putting all the negative attitudes about Dan singing and dancing into the proper perspective. The HP dancing and singing took place for GOF . ...it's now 2010 and Dan's not that kid anymore. But then for those of you who keep thinking we're still in that time period and want to maintain the negative attitude ....you may be in for a awakening come next year.Avatar ImageSigmaKnight says: @ethanHP - well saidAvatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I'm excited to hear Dan sing and see him dance! Congrats to him for really giving it his all and doing something new!Avatar ImageLittle Light says: Dan singing and dancing? Oooo! HARRY POTTER singing and dancing! XDAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: wow thats awesome. hes actually taking dance and singing lessons. cool. wonder how he doesAvatar ImageFifi says: @FilmGirl27, thanks for the video he is actually a very good singer. :-)Avatar Imagecha_granger says: Dan? Singing and dancing? I can't imagine it! That would be funny (maybe). But I will say: Go Dan! I have a feeling that he would be good. LOL.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: I remember him saying in some interview that he would like to sing sometime in a Broadway show and that he would everything to achieve this goal. I hope he will succeed in this business)Avatar Imagewheezesemployee says: wow he can sing! Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: This is such cool news!!! Go ahead, Dan! I hope I get to see you in the show!Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: sweet! but where is broadway? or london?Avatar Imageiamlordcarinax says: can he really sing and dance? i mean im so excited, but can he?Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I hope he enjoys performing in this production and that he does a good job! Although I do wish I could attend a performance of this, I am afraid that as a college student I should probably exercise more prudence with the minimal finances I currently possess.Avatar Imagehewy says: Singing I have no doubt he will be very good. He admitted when shooting the scenes for the Yule Ball that he had two left feet so the fact that he is doing so well with dance lessons speaks volumes about his ability to learn new skills. Go Dan you will be great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagegaryvc says: When they bring back a musical on Broadway, it is called a revival not a remake. I saw this show years ago with Rick Nelson in the role that Dan will have. I don't think you have to be a great singer to carry it off.Avatar ImageAGlassyCountenance says: I just might see that. I've only seen one other movie he's been in besides the Harry Potter series. He's really developed into a pretty good actor.

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