'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' premiere: Daniel Radcliffe works a little more magic
The stars came out to witness Daniel Radcliffe's sorcery go corporate Sunday at the opening night of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York.
In the revival of the musical comedy, "Harry Potter's" Radcliffe stars as J. Pierrepont Finch, a window washer who works his way up the corporate ladder through a series of schemes and a self-help manual.
He is joined by Emmy winner and "Night Court" attorney John Larroquette, who plays Finch's boss, the president of the World Wide Wicket Company, in the play, which originally debuted on Broadway in 1961.
Tammy Blanchard plays Hedy LaRue, a secretary and the boss' mistress. She last appeared on Broadway in the 2003 revival of "Gypsy." Making her Broadway debut (like Larroquette) in Rob Ashford's production, Rose Hemingway plays Rosemary, an over-the-moon-over-Finch employee.
Tony Award-winning royalty at opening night included Sara Ramirez of TV's "Gray's Anatomy," Bernadette Peters ("Annie Get Your Gun," "A Little Night Music") and David Hyde Pierce ("Curtains," "La Bete"). Film, television and Broadway star Victor Garber also joined the festivities. Click the pics for more photos from the red carpet.
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon and "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve" director Garry Marshall walked the red carpet along with 1965 "How to Succeed" cast member Michele Lee.
Others on hand for the festivities were actress Anjelica Huston, Candy Spelling and John Stamos. Stamos last appeared on Broadway in the 2009 revival of "Bye Bye Birdie."
Singer Katharine McPhee and Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz also attended the opening.
One word of warning to ticket-buying Muggles: Radcliffe will be taking a break from the show this summer to promote the last installment of the boy-wizard films.
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Upper photo: John Larroquette and Daniel Radcliffe arrive at the opening night after-party for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in New York. Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press
Lower photo: John Stamos at opening night. Credit: Joe Corrigan / Getty Images