01 August 2011

Confirmed: Darren Criss to replace Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed

It is confirmed: Darren Criss (Glee and A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel) takes over Dan's role as J.Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying when he is done in January 2012 (Dan stops Jan 1, Darren starts Jan 3), for a three-week run. Broadway.com has posted that a production spokesperson confirmed this.

So if you are still planning to see Dan on stage. you better buy some tickets (see the right sidebar)
"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," Rob Ashford ~Director/choreographer
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opened on March 27 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and scored eight Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical. In addition to Radcliffe, the production currently stars Tony winner John Larroquette as J.B. Biggley, Rose Hemingway as Rosemary Pilkington, Tammy Blanchard as Hedy La Rue, Mary Faber as Smitty and Christopher J. Hanke as Bud Frump.

8 comments:

why they did this? why they decided to replace Dan? it won't be the same without him!
I can understand the whole thing because of getting an opportunity to do a new job, but if not it's just strange...

no one can replace Dan....Dan is very dedicated to this show...I don't think Darren have a same passion like Dan...

Dan's gotta get ready to start promoting The Woman in Black which is due out in Feb 2012. If I'm correct he had signed on for H2$ up until January. Dan's got a road ahead of him to show that he is more than Harry Potter. Even tho WE already know this to be true...you have to factor in the unusually high standards he sets for himself. I'm glad anyways cause after WIB comes out I'm gonna be starving for the next thing he does. So he should probably get crackn' on whatever that's gonna be. LOL!

PS- I feel sorry for Criss... that's one impossible act to follow.

I agree, I don't think Criss will have as much passion for this show as Dan does,also I can't wait for Woman in Black to be released either :D

I wish Darren lots of succes. Dan has left him great expectations to fill. It won't be easy. I'm so glad I have tickets for November.

I'm just thinking, is Dan going to be a member of "the Warblers"?
I would love to see hem in Glee.
(Though we could see his face in the final of season 2)

My sister loves Darren, so she will be very happy.

i hate it, i hate darren!!
daniel more doing fantastic acting at stage, i don't think so darren will do the same, i hope daniel still at broadway.. i just love it

YAY!! love darren so much - if u hate him watch a potter musical and u will see that he will most likely do an incredible job..even though he is filling some big shoes...i have faith in both boys :)