Radcliffe to bring 'Equus' to Broadway

Nov. 6, 2007 at 3:59 PM

LONDON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- British teen actor Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter" in films, is set to star in the upcoming Broadway run of Peter Shaffer's drama, "Equus," the BBC reported.

The play is slated to open in New York in September 2008.

Radcliffe, 18, is best-known for starring in the "Harry Potter" film franchise. However, he made headlines earlier this year when he appeared naked as part of his role in a staging of "Equus" at London's Gielgud Theatre.

Radcliffe told BBC News he was happy to play the part again in New York.

"Of course there's nerves. If I wasn't nervous, then I would be dead," Radcliffe said. "It's a good thing, it's healthy. I'm obviously nervous, but I'm very, very excited."

The actor told the BBC he hopes the story of a troubled young man who blinds horses will be well-received in New York.

"If we can get a straight play to really succeed in a world of theater that is so besieged by musicals, that would be a real achievement and I think the time is absolutely right to do it there," he said. "All the people I know in New York say New York is ready for this kind of play."

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