Friday, April 20, 2007

Broadway Transfer For Equus Mounts In 2008

Broadway Transfer For Equus Mounts In 2008

According to that most dubious of London newspapers, the Daily Mail, the West End revival of Equus will close on June 9, a mere three months into its wild run.

It is reported that the show will go on tour throughout the United Kingdom for twelve weeks and then embark on a transfer: first to Broadway and then to Australia. The Rialto transfer is reportedly planned for 2008.

The story also notes that the revival -- most famous for its star Daniel Radcliffe showing his Harry Potter acumen is no flash in the pan -- easily recouped its investment in a quick eight weeks. Whether Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths will be coming stateside remains to be seen.

The only Broadway run for Equus opened October 24, 1974 and enjoyed 1209 performances before closing nearly three years later on October 2, 1977. After receiving five Tony nominations overall, Equus earned the Best Play award in 1975. Its cast included Peter Firth, Anthony Hopkins, Roberta Maxwell, Marian Seldes and Frances Sternhagen.

Expect box office gold should Radcliffe reprise his role in New York. Fortunately, Radcliffe will have turned 18 by then.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.Related Stories:
Did Critics Take To Remount Of Equus? (March 1, 2007)
Is It Just Me, Or...(Part II) (February 21, 2007)
Barely Trotter? Daniel Radcliffe Set for Equus Mounting (July 28, 2006)

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At 23 April, 2007, Anonymous sakyabuni said...

I'm simply OVERJOYED! I could not fit London into the budget but I won't miss the opportunity to Radcliffe's first effort to step away from the Harry Potter role.

I've been shouting Broadway! from the inital reports of the London production.

Leave the character in the book and let the man take the stage!

At 02 November, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Post Script (11/2/07): Today, it was formally announced that both Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths are confirmed for the transfer from London to Broadway. The play will land at a Shubert Theatre come September 2008.


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