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Daniel Radcliffe is returning to Broadway. Although the Harry Potter actor is better known for his film work than for his theatrical appearances, the British performer is certainly no stranger to the Broadway stage. The young thespian has appeared in several well-regarded productions in recent years, including How to Succeed in Business With Really Trying, The Cripple of Inishmaan and, perhaps most famously (or, at least, most controversially) Equus. Now, Radcliffe is set to appear in The Lifespan of a Fact, which will begin its theatrical run on October 18th. If you can't get you hands on tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it's certainly the next best thing for Harry Potter lovers.
The forthcoming play is based on the book of the same name, authored by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal and published in 2012. The Lifespan of a Fact, the play, will follow the controversy that surrounded D'Agata's essay about the suicide of a Las Vegas teenager. Daniel Radcliffe will play Jim Fingal, the factchecker who debates with D'Agata over whether or not details can be invented or changed in an essay. In today's climate of "fake news" and "alternative facts," there's a very good chance that this production will have a strong political slant. Radcliffe is joined by Bobby Cannavale, who plays D'Agata.
The Lifespan of a Fact will be playing for 16 weeks in Studio 54, according to Variety. It will also begin its previews on September 20th. The adapted script comes from Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, with Leigh Silverman directing. Additionally, Cherry Jones is signed on to play Jim Fingal's boss in this production. The Emmy and Tony-winning actress is best known for her work in 24.
In addition to his upcoming play, Daniel Radcliffe is not straying too far from the silver screen. He recently appeared in the action-crime drama Beast of Burden, which came out in February. He is also currently filming a role in Guns Akimbo, an action-comedy from writer-director Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) which is expected to arrive in theaters sometime next year. In addition to returning to the stage and making another splash on Broadway, Radcliffe is also working on an upcoming TBS series called Miracle Workers, which is set in the offices of Heaven, Inc., with Steve Buscemi attached. Evidently, Daniel Radcliffe is keeping himself plenty busy post-Harry Potter, and the young actor is good at picking unusual and diverse roles that allows him to expand in new and daring avenues too. If you wish to see the former child actor's work in the flesh, make sure to secure your tickets for this upcoming play.