Criss — who plays Blaine Anderson, the head of the prep-school glee group The Warblers on Fox's "Glee" — would play at least a three-week run as corporate climber J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed and return to his TV and film obligations. Producers are seeking a third permanent-replacement Finch to carry on in late winter and spring.
A combination of summer tourists, Tony Awards exposure and the recent release of Radcliffe's final " Harry Potter" film have helped How to Succeed blossom at the box office at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre. For the week ending July 17, the production grossed a whopping $1,177,086, with an average ticket price of $107.
Insiders told Playbill.com Radcliffe is having such a good time in the show that he's not interested in a vacation before the end of the year.
Rob Ashford was 2011 Tony-nominated for his direction and choreography for the Frank Loesser-scored How to Succeed. It was also nominated as Best Musical Revival. John Larroquette won the Tony as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for playing the windy corporate chief who promotes the seemingly guileless Finch up the ladder.