The Singing Potter


Sunday night while watching the Tony Awards, Daniel Radcliffe was on stage, presenting some trophy (can’t remember which one… sorry).  Filming just wrapped on the finale to the Harry Potter film series and as can be expected, there was a sense of sadness over the cast.  I would imagine that young adults especially who have worked together side by side for half their lives would find it difficult to separate themselves.  The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits theatres November 19th.  The finale hits mutiplexes July 15, 2011.

Radcliffe is no stranger to the stage.  Just over a year ago, he was on Broadway in a tale about a boy and his horse.  As he was introduced Sunday night, it was announced that he would be appearing on stage in a revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.  When I heard it, I thought it was a joke and dismissed it totally.  Today, I read that he has indeed been cast in a new production of a 1961 musical that was last revived in 1995 when Matthew Broderick starred as J. Pierrepont Finch.  This made me question how soon is too soon to revive a show.  Or perhaps, it is a red herring much like the web-slinger’s much delayed debut.

I think it would be interesting to see if the wizard can sing and dance.

5 thoughts on “The Singing Potter”

  1. When I saw the word “Potter” in your post title, I almost didn’t read it – I’m only on the 4th Harry Potter book, and I don’t want ANYTHING (else) spoiled. There are so many spoilers out there that it’s difficult to stay away. And there are some people who find out that you’re reading the series for the first time and enjoying it, and that for some reason compels them to blurt out spoilers. I hate that.
    I’m glad this post didn’t have any spoilers. Well, unless you consider saying that the last book will be split into 2 movies a spoiler, but I don’t.

  2. Have we already had six movies? I lost count I guess- for some reason I thought it was just five. Interesting- is Finch the role he was cast as then? The trend continues then of casting movie stars in leading stage roles…

  3. I learned my lesson from a previous time 😉 It appears that Potter is not the only movie series ending with a two part finale. The teenage vampire, werewolf saga is dividing its final book into two movies. Whoopee! Yahoo! 😈

  4. Right, d… Daniel will be playing the lead. I guess he participated in a reading and the director approved. And the last movie was the 6th.

  5. You are right, of course- you know who died in the last movie which was the scene in the sixth book, making it the sixth movie. It’s just been so many years since the first it’s hard to remember I guess.

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