Daniel Radcliffe Cast in Reading of How to Succeed in Business

So says Variety:
Daniel Radcliffe will head the cast of an upcoming New York reading of 1961 tuner "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," marking the first musical turn for the "Harry Potter" star.
My first gut reaction was, "Can Radcliffe do an American accent?" In other words, the show is so quintessentially New York, so having a Brit in it can be a little alarming.

But then I thought about it in a different way: can he change his lower-to-middle-class British accent to an upper class one? Because if he can, he becomes the one charmer in a world of, well, Americans.

I'd like to see this happen; the last production was in 1995, which means that even if this is fast-tracked it'd be at least 15 years since the last revival. I don't think it's unreasonable for top-shelf musicals to be revived every fifteen years. Not to say that H2$ is a top-shelf musical. But if they get the comedy right, it can get pretty close. Especially with a good director, but I can't speak for Rob Ashford because I've only seen his Choreography...


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