'Potter' Star to Bare All on Broadway

Equus starts 22-week run in New York in September
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 11:35 AM CDT

(Newser) Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will strip down for American audiences on Broadway in a challenging dramatic role that has already wowed Brits. In a major departure from his famous boy wizard role, the 18-year-old stars in the dark psychosexual drama Equus as a troubled adolescent accused of blinding horses. The part calls for a 10-minute nude scene. The play is scheduled to start a 22-week Broadway on September 5, Variety reports.

The revival of the Tony Award-winning 1973 play, a Broadway hit in its first incarnation, won solid reviews during its five-week run last year in London's West End, most of which focused on Radcliffe's performance. Richard Griffiths—who has played the wizard's Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films—performs alongside Radcliffe as the stable boy's psychiatrist.