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.