Nude Daniel Radcliffe to Hit Broadway
In September the Harry Potter star will bare all in the drama Equus
Just after revealing his new mustache – for a role as Rudyard Kipling’s son in PBS’s My Boy Jack, airing April 20 – Daniel Radcliffe is getting ready to unveil much more. Everything, in fact.
The Harry Potter star, 18, is preparing for his Broadway debut in the transfer of the London revival of Peter Shaffer’s psychological stage drama Equus, which took the West End by storm when it opened in February 2007 – thanks to, among several reasons, Radcliffe’s nearly 10-minute nude scene.
Radcliffe’s role as a tortured teen in the show will go on view this fall for 22 weeks, Reuters reports. Previews begin Sept. 5 at the Broadhurst Theatre, with an official opening night of Sept. 25, say producers.
As for Radcliffe, he recently expressed some anxiety to Reuters about starring in the Big Apple. “It will be amazing,” he said, “but I will be terrified because I was talking to [costar] Richard Griffiths about playing New York, and he said the most stupid thing you can do is underestimate New York audiences.”
– Stephen M. Silverman
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