Daniel Radcliffe - From Broadway to “The Deathly Hallows”
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“He explained how welcoming the Broadway community would be,” Radcliffe says, “and they certainly have been.”
Daniel Radcliffe/Harry Potter Trivia
• In addition to being close with his best-friend costars, Emma Watson (Hermoine) and Rupert Grint (Ron), as well as Gary Oldman who plays Sirius Black, Radcliffe also maintains close ties with several behind-the-scenes Potter people (hairdresser, stunt double, etc.), most of whom have worked with him since the first film (released in 2001), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
• His favorite Potter book — and film — is the fifth: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
• The sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is (tentatively) set for release in the U.S. on July 17, 2009.
• The day after Equus ends its limited run on February 8, Radcliffe will be on a plane back to the U.K. On February 15, he’ll begin shooting the two-part film version of J.K. Rowling’s final Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
A Few Words About Equus
While Equus is not suited to young children (it is both sexual and centers on an act of blinding of six horses), it should not be ruled out for sophisticated adolescents. In fact, if you were comfortable with your teen seeing Spring Awakening, this production would be appropriate. Plus, because teenagers today have grown up watching the Potter films, they’ll appreciate the opportunity to see Radcliffe taking on a role close in age to their own.
If, however, your kids are too young, do see Equus on your own, if only for the thrill of a brilliant night of theater. And, of course, when they’re old enough, you can always fill them in on what it was like to see their movie idol live on Broadway — far outside the Harry Potter box set.
Equus is playing through February 8 at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th Street. For reservations, call 212-239-6200 or visit www.EquusOnBroadway.com.