Darren Criss to replace Daniel Radcliffe
Succeeding in business, it seems, is the easy part. Succeeding The Boy Who Lived might be a little trickier — but “Glee” star Darren Criss is up for the challenge.
It’s official: For three weeks this January, Darren Criss will take on the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, a role currently played by Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe. After much speculation in recent weeks, the Al Hirschfeld Theatre confirmed in a release today that Criss will make his Broadway debut on Jan. 3, after Radcliffe’s run is over, and will continue his Broadway stint through Jan. 22.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Criss riffing on a role made famous by Radcliffe — the 24-year-old crooner best known for his role as Kurt’s dreamy boyfriend Blaine on Glee is the founder of StarKid productions, where he wrote and starred in the cult-hit YouTube serials “A Very Potter Musical” and “A Very Potter Sequel.”
PopWatchers, weigh in: Is Darren Criss aiming to become America’s chief Daniel Radcliffe impersonator? And will How To Succeed In Business continue its blockbuster run on Broadway, or will the magic leave with Harry?