The last show for the Cripple of Inishmaan was yesterday and while a few of my friends said the last days were hectic. A lot of pictures from backstage, the stage door and whatever else may have you were splashed everywhere from facebook, to tumblr to twitter and instagram.
The anticipation from the What if Premiere in Toronto today with Daniel appearing at the premiere will be the highlight of today’s news. Yesterday we gave away tickets to two people: Shirley and Anika for them and their guest. I hope they enjoy the premiere, and have fun.
Today’s news is from MTV: Daniel Radcliffe Doesn’t Think About His ‘Harry Potter’ Co-Stars Getting Naked and a new clip from What if featured on Vulture’s website.
Thanks to a friend of mine, Erica for donating photos from the Trevor Talk Back during the Cripple of Inishmaan. Also added more from the Cripple of Inishmaan Stage Door as well.
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We finally got our release date for the USA, Horns will be released October 31, 2014 and a new poster came out with it too. You can read more info at comingsoon.net.
Yesterday was the Trevor Project talkback at The Cripple of Inishmaan. Pictures were released from that at the Cripple of Inishmaan facebook page, you can view the 20 pictures there, here.
A few new articles have been released as well from theatremania: Final Bow: Daniel Radcliffe on Saying Goodbye to Cows, Eggs, and Broadway’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, Mashable: Daniel Radcliffe on Adam Driver’s ‘Star Wars’ Role: He’s ‘Brilliant at Improvising’, Vulture: Daniel Radcliffe on What If, Rom-Coms, and Eminem, and Oprah: 5 Facts About Daniel Radcliffe That Will Surprise You.
While Harry Potter might be the role Daniel Radcliffe is best known for, it’s Broadway where this young actor is currently making his mark. HLN’s Jon Sarlin (@jonsarlin) caught up with Radcliffe in New York to talk about his performance in his third Broadway play, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”.
Radcliffe plays the role of Billy Claven, a crippled orphan in 1930s rural Ireland, who tries to escape the island in search of a rumored Hollywood film set nearby. Radcliffe describes Martin McDonagh, the play’s writer whose credits also include the movies “In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths,” as “one of the smartest, funniest writers around.”
The 24-year-old actor also talks about what life is like for him in New York, why he isn’t deciding between London and New York just yet and what thing New Yorkers just refuse to do that amazes him.
James-McAvoy Fox’s Frankenstein is now officially titled “Victor Frankenstein,” and the official synopsis has been revealed:
“James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.”
Directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) from a script written by Max Landis (Chronicle), Victor Frankenstein is set to be released on October 2nd, 2015.
On other news, The Cripple of Inishmaan Backstage Tour now has an extended video on the Cripple of Inishmaan Youtube page. Scans were also added from TV and Satellite Week Magazine, which you can view in our gallery.
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Just below, EW has exclusive video of Harry Potter Radcliffe winding (not wanding) through the corridors of the Cort Theatre. You’ll see the seaside ship that occupies much of the foreground of Act I, the country store with yards and yards of canned peas — including the oft-mentioned Fripple Frapple candies that gangly townie Bartley (Conor MacNeill) harps on through the play – and a rather large and worrisome peephole, which has gotten the cast in trouble on a few occasions. DanRad also checks in on his Tony-nominated costar Sarah Greene, who plays the fire-haired and equally fire-breathing Helen — a woman who tortures the locals, including Radcliffe’s Cripple Billy. Thankfully, Greene is much kinder in real life than her character is. Our young star even lets us into his dressing room, where we learn what former Cort tenant Ian McKellen left for him — as well as why Cripple Billy is so in love with cows.
The Drama Desk Award Nominee, Daniel Radcliffe is nominated for his role as Cripple Billy Claven in “The Cripple of Inishmaan” for Outstanding actor in a play. The Cripple of Inishmaan is also up for a nomination in Outstanding Revival of a Play. The Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (“The Sound of Music Live!”, Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
The Tony awards have released their nominations list Cripple of Inishmaan got 6 nominations for : Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Sarah Greene), Best Direction of a Play (Michael Grandage), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Christopher Oram), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Paule Constable), Best Sound Design of a Play (Alex Baranowski).
Season 2 for A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories is to be released in the US on Ovation this summer.
And Yahoo listed the 25 most anticipated films this summer and listed “What If” as number 20 on their list.
New photo thanks to Luke Newberry, our newest affiliate for donating a photo of Luke and Dan.
Here’s the new interview with Dan radcliffe on Seth Meyers. On our flickr I added 1920×1080 Captures from it. You can view those at our flickr account
After last year’s release of the film Kill Your Darlings, and his current role as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan, it’s safe to say that Dan’s acting career has managed to avoid the pitfalls associated with early fame and child stardom. Leaving the more “mainstream” parts for his contemporaries, he has actively sought roles that challenge his acting abilities as well as the public’s perception of him. Dan’s understated charm and perseverance has aided in transporting him from the wizarding world of Hogwarts to the Broadway stages of NYC, with barely a pause between.
In 2008, while still involved with the Potter franchise, Dan stepped out from underneath Harry’s shadow to play the lead role in Equus- our first opportunity to see him as a serious thespian (and without his wizard robes). Three years later, he sought the limelight on stage again, this time in New York City. Again, he was trying something very new, and this time it was testing his song-and-dance skills in the lead role of the revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Last year, in an interview with the Denver Post, Dan said, “”In my experience the fans of Potter are an incredibly smart bunch. If you offer them challenging material — because the Potter books are challenging— if you treat an audience and fanbase with respect for their intelligence they will reward you with interest in what you’re doing.”
By taking his Potter fans with him as he explores the farther reaches of cinema and the stage, Dan has made a unique name for himself among other young actors. Dan has given his audience the opportunity to watch him take on more mature roles, diverse and unpredictable as they may be. His recent roles have undoubtedly led a new generation of young people to discover the pleasures of live theater (no surprise, since a guarantee of having Dan Radcliffe in the room may lead some to do almost anything).
In his newest role, Billy, in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Dan fleshes out the existence of a crippled youth living on the desolate Aran Islands of western Ireland. A “tragi-comedy,” the play follows Billy as he tries to change the course of his life by becoming involved in a Hollywood film set on the island. Here Dan has once again taken his fan base to previously uncharted territories, by showing American audiences his ability to display the cruelty, darkness, and very tender emotions that reside within his character. The playwright, Martin McDonagh, is an Irishman famous for capturing the dark side of life on the Emerald Isle, and while the juxtaposition between his work and that of the former boy wizard may seem striking, audiences have thus far responded very positively to Dan’s portrayal.
Departing from the stage for now, up next for Dan is a role in Frankenstein, another big-screen version of the infamous Victorian-era monster thriller, for which Dan will sport a shoulder-length hair-do. While he has admitted to having interest in eventually committing to a big film musical, talks of a Potter reunion, unfortunately, seem to still be rooted in fantasy.
Spencer Blohm is a freelance entertainment, pop culture, and lifestyle blogger for DirectTelevisionSpecials.org. In his free time he is busy attempting to train his owl to deliver packages for him. His efforts have, so far, yielded no results. Spencer lives and works in Chicago, IL.
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