An Encounter With The Cast of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”

Posted by The G on August 2, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

A revival of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” is now showing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway in New York.  The classic story follows window cleaner J. Pierpont Finch’s rise through the corporate ranks and as the title suggests, he succeeds in business – without really trying.  The musical stars Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter), John Larroquette (who won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical) and Christopher J. Hanke.  The entire cast is fantastic and for the Harry Potter fans, you’ll see an entirely different side to Daniel Radcliffe.  I’ve seen all the HP movies as well as Radcliffe’s Broadway debut in “Equus” a few years ago and he’s a very versatile actor.  Though he never needs to work another day in his life, if he stays with acting, he’s going to have a great career ahead of him because he is so talented.

After most Broadway shows, you can wait by the stage door and meet the actors you’ve just seen perform.  If you are planning on doing this for “How To Succeed…” be warned that the crowds outside waiting to catch a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe are akin to footage you’ve seen of Beatle-Mania – and I am not even kidding!  See how I fared, after the jump.

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An Encounter with Daniel Radcliffe

Posted by The G on July 17, 2011 under Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

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Partial view of the crowd outside "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" on July 17, 2011

After seeing the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise on its record breaking worldwide box office weekend, I decided there was only one way to conclude my Harry Potter experience – by meeting the man himself.  Daniel Radcliffe is currently starring in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway in New York.  I decided to check out the stage door action after the musical let out and it was a scene like I’ve rarely seen.  Thousands of people lined the streets for a glimpse of the star and I was part of the madness.  The photo above is just one side of the stage door exit and in addition to that crowd, there was one (where I was) on the opposite side and twice as many people waited across the street.  The security was very organized and they continually asked the crowd politely to cooperate by not pushing and shoving (which would crush us in the front). I was impressed by that as well as I’ve seen many situations in my life where the security guards decide to show everyone who is boss and are rude to fans.  Everyone cooperated, by the way.  Daniel Radcliffe is no doubt having one of the craziest and most historic weekends of his life as the final installment of the biggest franchise in cinema history is not only released thus closing a major chapter of his life, but it broke so many box office records that may never be broken again.  Radcliffe ends this part of his life on the highest note possible.

As I’ve been around thousands of celebrities from all walks of life (and I’ve written about many of these encounters extensively on this site), you never know how the star in question will be, especially in a situation as nutty as this one.  I’ve definitely seen good and bad situations and I predicted that from the interviews I’ve seen Radcliffe in, he’d be nice.  Find out what happened after the jump.

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