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This evening, all of Broadway's eyes will be squarely focused on Rialto's Broadhurst Theatre as the first Great White Way revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus finally opens.
What makes Thea Sharrock's mounting of particularly compelling interest is that it pits Daniel Radcliffe, as psychotic stable boy Alan Strang, against Richard Griffiths, as the psychiatrist attempting to help him.
The original Broadway production of Equus opened at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre) 31 years ago. This first revival comes galloping to the Main Stem boards after first opening at London's Gielgud Theatre early last year to mixed reviews.
Will New York critics respond similarly? Find out tomorrow as I provide my critics' capsule.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).