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Daniel Radcliffe in Snowden-inspired off-Broadway play

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Daniel Radcliffe is taking a step away from Broadway for his next stage role. The actor, who starred in Broadway productions of Equus and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, is taking the lead role in an off-Broadway production of a new play called Privacy.

Privacy will explore how technology and privacy relate in our current digital age, having been inspired by the revelations of Edward Snowden. Radcliffe will star as “The Writer,” a lonely man who moves to a new city. In line with the themes of technology and social media, the play will encourage the audience to leave their phones on during the performance.

The play will also feature Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Michael Countryman (Boardwalk Empire​), Reg Rogers (The Knick), Raffi Barsoumian (The Vampire Diaries), and De’Adre Aziza (Master of None). Privacy is written by James Graham and directed by Josie Rourke.

Privacy will begin previews on July 5 and run through August 7 in the Newman Theater.