Daniel Radcliffe's Broadway Musical Debut Gets Mixed Reviews


Daniel Radcliffe


New York Post calls the 'Harry Potter' star 'adorable' in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', but New York Daily News criticizes him for not being 'animated enough'.

Daniel Radcliffe's Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" has received mixed reviews following its official opening on Sunday, March 27. The musical, based on the bestselling novel by Shepherd Mead, is about one man's ambitions to climb the corporate ladder using a self-help book.

And the current Broadway run, starring the "Harry Potter" actor, has divided opinion among reviewers in the Big Apple. The New York Times' chief theater critic Ben Brantley gives Radcliffe just "6 out of 10" but adds that the British actor "conscientiously hits his choreographic marks, speaks his lines quickly and distinctly (with a convincing American accent) and often sings on key".

Overall Brantley suggests the supporting cast, including John Larroquette, is "passable and generic", and insists the "only reason to see the show" is because of Radcliffe's "effort full (sic) performance".

Elisabeth Vincentelli, writing in the New York Post, calls Radcliffe "so adorable" in his musical debut that "you just want to pinch his cheeks". But the New York Daily News reviewer was not as convinced, claiming Radcliffe "shows off a pleasant singing voice" but isn't "animated enough" and "doesn't quite succeed".

© AceShowbiz.com


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