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Darren Criss Confirmed as Daniel Radcliffe's Successor in "How to Succeed..."

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 01, 2011, 03:46 PM

Darren Criss, of "A Very Potter Musical" and "Glee" fame, has been named as Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe's successor in the Broadway show, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." 

According to, Radcliffe will be departing the musical on January 1, 2012. Criss' three-week run as the lead character J. Pierrepont Finch will last January 3rd until the 22nd. It will be his first time performing on Broadway.

Director/choreographer of "How to Succeed," Rob Ashford, had this to say about the change:

“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. We are ecstatic and grateful to Ryan Murphy and his 'Glee' team at 20th Century Fox TV for helping to make both Darren’s and our dream come true.”

Criss' performances will take place during "Glee's" filming hiatus. "How to Succeed..." is at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. Tickets can already be purchased via the official site.

Congratulations, Darren Criss!

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186 Points

I cannot express in words how excited and proud and happy I am. He deserves this so much, he’s gonna be wonderful.
Also, gotta love the irony. :)

Posted by ~Roni~ on August 01, 2011, 04:06 PM report to moderator
872 Points

Congrats Darren! I’m definitely going to see this :)

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on August 01, 2011, 04:06 PM report to moderator
226 Points

Congratulations Darren!!!

Posted by emdash84 on August 01, 2011, 04:19 PM report to moderator
539 Points

That’ awesome! I’m proud to say I knew him before his fame took off, well not personally but the VPM and stuff. Congrats!!

Posted by Brianna on August 01, 2011, 04:22 PM report to moderator
61 Points

YES! omg, im so happy for him! I feel like a proud mom :´)

Posted by LulyLovegood on August 01, 2011, 04:23 PM report to moderator
51 Points

That’s great! Does anyone know where Dan is going?

Posted by lelly66 on August 01, 2011, 04:43 PM report to moderator
63 Points

that’s so awesome!!

Posted by AmberMV on August 01, 2011, 05:08 PM report to moderator
10471 Points

That’s great! But why is Daniel leaving? Does he need a break? xD

Posted by . on August 01, 2011, 05:16 PM report to moderator
1255 Points

I love the irony of this xD Good luck, Darren!

Posted by *ariana_dumbledore* on August 01, 2011, 05:55 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

Tickets to see Dan in it are about to become more difficult and expensive to get now, I’ll bet. But you can’t blame the guy for being ready for some vacation – he must be so burned out.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on August 01, 2011, 06:54 PM report to moderator
175 Points

I love how it’s another Harry Potter who gets the role next! Good luck to both of them in their endeavors.

Posted by bookworm1118 on August 01, 2011, 06:59 PM report to moderator
683 Points

mmm ok , daniel is amazing

Posted by HalfbloodPrince08 on August 01, 2011, 07:05 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

That’s totally awesome ;) :D

38 Points

This is awesome. I have seen the play twice. It is an amazing production. All the best to Darren.

Posted by slythindor on August 01, 2011, 08:38 PM report to moderator
38 Points

This is awesome. I have seen the play twice. It is an amazing production. All the best to Darren.

Posted by slythindor on August 01, 2011, 08:39 PM report to moderator
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