Connect With Us Connect With Us Newsletter Connect with us

Daniel Radcliffe Coming Back to Broadway in ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

Harry Potter is returning to Broadway. After making a hit with critics and audiences in Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Daniel Radcliffe will make his third Broadway appearance, this time in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, beginning preview performances on April 12 at the Cort Theatre in advance of an April 20th opening. It will play a strictly limited engagement through July 20.

Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan (Photo: Johan Persson)

Daniel Radcliffe previously starred in the London production of ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ (Photo: Johan Persson)

Cripple, which has been seen Off-Broadway in 1998 and 2008, is a dark comedy telling the story of Billy, a disabled young man (played by Radcliffe) on the Irish island of Inishmaan in the 1930s. The boy’s small community is turned upside down when a Hollywood film crew arrives on a nearby island to make a documentary. Determined to escape the narrow confines of his home, Billy tries for a part in the movie.

This will be a transfer of a London production directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage (Red, Evita, Frost/Nixon) which played to critical acclaim last June. Radcliffe and the British cast will be repeating their performances. The production will open in time to be considered for the 2014 Tony Awards.

Though born and raised in England, McDonagh’s work is mostly set in Ireland. His previous Broadway productions include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, A Behanding in Spokane, and The Pillowman. He won an Academy Award for his short film Six Shooter and was nominated for his screenplay of In Bruges, which he also directed.

Popular Buys

Popular Reads

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

    10 of NYC's Hottest Holiday Shows for 2014

    Read More
  • Macaulay Culkin lives it up at The Plaza in ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ (Photo: 21st Century Fox)

    8 NYC Places Made Famous by Holiday Movies

    Read More
  • Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink

    10 Top Ice Skating Rinks in New York City

    Read More
  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    New York City's Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants

    Read More
  • Watch: 5 Surprising Secrets of Rockefeller Center

    Read More