Marking his third run on Broadway, Daniel Radcliffe will be headed back to New York to participate in the hit London transfer of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan. This will mark the play’s first Broadway staging after two prior Off-Broadway stints. Previews for the show begin April 12 at the Cort Theatre with an opening date set for April 20.
Radcliffe will star as Cripple Billy alongside a cast that includes Ingrid Craigie as Kate Osborne, Padraic Delaney as Babbybobby, Sarah Greene as Helen McCormick, Gillian Hanna as Eileen Osborne, Gary Lilburn as Doctor, Conor MacNeill as Bartley McCormick , Pat Shortt as Johnnypateenmike, and June Watson as Mammy.
The Cripple of Inishmaan is a dark comedy set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in the 1930s. It tells the story of a small community that is abuzz over the arrival of an American film crew there to shoot Robert J. Flaherty’s fictionalized documentary, Man of Aran.
Post Harry Potter, Radcliffe has been strengthening his theater skills. He appeared on the West End and on Broadway in Peter Shaffer’s Equus, and then returned to New York to star in the musical revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. New York Times writer Ben Brantley says of Radcliffe’s work in this production, “Daniel Radcliffe delivers his finest performance to date. He is remarkable.”
The Cripple of Inishmaan is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage and is produced by the Michael Grandage Company, Arielle Tepper Madover, LTD Productions, Martin McCallum, Stephanie P. McClelland, Stacey Mindich, Starry Night Entertainment, and The Shubert Organization. Tony Award winner Christopher Oram is responsible for scenic and costume design, Tony Award winner Paule Constable is responsible for lighting design, and Alex Baranowski is responsible for sound design.