Harry Potter Gets Naked in New York on Broadway




Gosh, it’s been a week of hot news from New York City!


Daniel Radcliffe, the star of the ”Harry Potter” movies, will make his Broadway debut on Sept. 5, playing the disturbed stable boy in a revival of Peter Shaffer’s play, ”Equus,” it was announced today.


Radcliffe, 18, earned rave reviews for his performance in the London production of the Tony Award-winning play. He also received loads of media attention for appearing naked onstage — a departure from his wholesome image as the bespectacled boy wizard in the big-screen adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s best-selling fantasy novels.









”Equus” begins previews Sept. 5 for a limited 22-week run at the Broadhurst Theatre. The play opens Sept. 25-Feb. 8, 2009. Thea Sharrock directs.


Richard Griffiths, who portrays Harry’s mean Uncle Vernon in the ”Potter” movies, reprises his London role as the psychiatrist who treats the stable boy, who has blinded six horses.



Radcliffe told Reuters in an interview in September that the prospect of acting in New York was “terrifying”.


“I would be very nervous because I think (the audiences are) even more discerning than in London.”


England’s liberal perspective on nudity differs greatly than that of New York’s, so it will be interesting to see how Americans respond to their young hero being in his birthday suit!

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