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Daniel Radcliffe takes break from Broadway to promote 'Harry Potter' movie

July 7, 2011 | 10:54 am

Radcliffe The Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre will go dark Thursday and Friday so that actor Daniel Radcliffe can jet to London to promote the new Warner Bros. movie "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

Performances of the musical are scheduled to resume Saturday at 8 p.m.

The premiere of the last installment in the "Harry Potter" franchise is taking place Thursday at London's Trafalgar Square. You can watch live coverage of the event at the Hero Complex blog.

The movie is set to open in the U.S. on July 15.

"How to Succeed" opened in New York on March 27 and was nominated for several Tony Awards, though Radcliffe was snubbed in the lead actor category. The Frank Loesser musical tells the story of a young corporate climber (Radcliffe) in the World Wide Wicket Company Inc. who butts heads with the company's big boss (Tony winner John Larroquette).

Radcliffe is no doubt in for a hectic weekend, but perhaps the boy wizard has a cure stashed somewhere for transatlantic jet lag. The musical is Radcliffe's second Broadway production, following the 2008 revival by "Equus" by Peter Shaffer.


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-- David Ng

Photo: Daniel Radcliffe. Credit: Janette Pellegrini / Getty Images