Darren Criss Confirmed as Daniel Radcliffe’s Successor in “How to Succeed…”

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Aug 01, 2011

Posted by John Admin

Darren Criss, of “A Very Potter Musical” and “Glee” fame, has been named as Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe’s successor in the Broadway show, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
According to Broadway.com, Radcliffe will be departing the musical on January 1, 2012. Criss’ three-week run as the lead character J. Pierrepont Finch will last January 3rd until the 22nd. It will be his first time performing on Broadway.
Director/choreographer of “How to Succeed,” Rob Ashford, had this to say about the change:

“Daniel gives an extraordinary performance eight times a week and we knew finding someone to fill his shoes would be nearly impossible. When we learned of Darren’s dream of performing on Broadway we knew we had found our Finch but presumed his ‘Glee’ schedule would eliminate any chance to work with him. We are ecstatic and grateful to Ryan Murphy and his ‘Glee’ team at 20th Century Fox TV for helping to make both Darren’s and our dream come true.”

Criss’ performances will take place during “Glee’s” filming hiatus. “How to Succeed…” is at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. Tickets can already be purchased via the official site.

Congratulations, Darren Criss!





38 Responses to Darren Criss Confirmed as Daniel Radcliffe’s Successor in “How to Succeed…”

Avatar ImageRoni says: I cannot express in words how excited and proud and happy I am. He deserves this so much, he's gonna be wonderful. Also, gotta love the irony. :)Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Congrats Darren! I'm definitely going to see this :)Avatar Imageemdash84 says: Congratulations Darren!!! Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: That' awesome! I'm proud to say I knew him before his fame took off, well not personally but the VPM and stuff. Congrats!! Avatar ImageLulyLovegood says: YES! omg, im so happy for him! I feel like a proud mom :´) Avatar Imagelelly66 says: That's great! Does anyone know where Dan is going?Avatar ImageAmberMV says: that's so awesome!!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: That's great! But why is Daniel leaving? Does he need a break? xDAvatar Imageariana_dumbledore says: I love the irony of this xD Good luck, Darren!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Tickets to see Dan in it are about to become more difficult and expensive to get now, I'll bet. But you can't blame the guy for being ready for some vacation - he must be so burned out.Avatar Imagebookworm1118 says: I love how it's another Harry Potter who gets the role next! Good luck to both of them in their endeavors. Avatar Imagebaru08 says: mmm ok , daniel is amazingAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: Congrats Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: That's totally awesome ;) :DAvatar Imageslythindor says: This is awesome. I have seen the play twice. It is an amazing production. All the best to Darren.Avatar Imageslythindor says: This is awesome. I have seen the play twice. It is an amazing production. All the best to Darren.Avatar Imagemollythemuggle114 says: ugh i'd much rather see daniel radcliffe than darren criss......Avatar ImageRavenclaw4eva says: OMG!!!! so proud of you Darren! Congrats and we all know how great you'll do!Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I am fed up with AVPM. It is diminishing the substance of the Harry Potter world as conceived by Jo Rowling. I wish Mr. Criss well and wish we would not hear AVPM mentioned in conjunction with the real Harry Potter universe ever again.Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: Aw, man! I totally squeed over this, then looked at the dates and realized that I definitely won't be able to see Darren (I'm going to New York on a school trip in the spring), but still, this is totally awesome. I can't wait to see videos of Darren and I'm so excited that he's getting on Broadway! Hopefully he'll be amazing and get to be in plenty more shows in the future. :DAvatar Imagejedisakora says: Congrats. I didn't even realize it was him in AVPM!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: How very nice.Avatar Imagearianneross says: Congrats Darren! <3Avatar Imagehe_who_must_not_be_nicknamed says: I have to say, after seeing the show in June on vacation (which was amazing), my friend and I both discussed it afterwards and neither one of us could really imagine anyone else doing that role. Daniel just brings such a charm to it that goes beyond any of the singing and dancing that I can't imagine anyone else being able to pull off in the same way. I'm not that familiar with Darren, I know of what he's done but haven't really gotten into Glee and AVPM. I hope he does well. Those I know that are familiar with his stuff say that he would be great, so I guess we'll see. I just know he has some very big shoes to fill, because Daniel is fantastic as Finch. Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: that’s so awesome!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: That is amazing! But I need to see it before Dan goes!Avatar Imageglow_freak says: That is totally awesome!Avatar ImageHarrypotter4 says: cool!!!! wish i could see it Avatar ImageBoudica says: Stepping into Daniel Radcliffe's shoes once again. ;-)Avatar ImageGrace_DL says: I love life right now. Guess what is going on my X-mas list! I can only hope that he regrows his afro :)Avatar ImageGrace_DL says: I love life right now. Guess what is going on my X-mas list! I can only hope that he regrows his afro :)Avatar Imageathena lupen says: cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Avatar Imageathena lupen says: cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageSnapeStillLives says: OMYEFFINGBLOODYGOD!!!Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: wish i could go but i dont think i would want to see anybody but danielAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That's cool!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I'd love to see them bring the show to the west endAvatar ImageLittleD says: Congrats Darren!

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