Daniel Radcliffe Will Host "Saturday Night Live" In January

News   Daniel Radcliffe Will Host "Saturday Night Live" In January
Daniel Radcliffe, who will play his final performance as ambitious office-climber J. Pierrepont Finch in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed… in early January, isn't planning on relaxing anytime soon. The young star has been announced to host "Saturday Night Live" Jan. 14, 2012.

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe

Radcliffe ("Harry Potter," "The Woman in Black," Equus) originated the role of Finch in the current revival of How to Succeed, which opened March 27 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. He will play his final performance Jan. 1, 2012, prior to his "SNL" hosting gig on Jan. 14, 2012. It will mark Radcliffe's "SNL" hosting debut. Lana Del Rey will be the musical guest.

As previously reported, "Glee" star Darren Criss will play a limited engagement in the revival as Finch Jan. 3-22, 2012. Beginning Jan. 24, 2012, pop star Nick Jonas will assume the lead role.

Additional changes in the How to Succeed... cast  include Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty," The Temperamentals, The Cherry Orchard), who joins the cast as Bud Frump on Jan. 24, 2012. Beau Bridges will take over the role of J.B. Biggley Jan. 3, 2012. Bridges replaces Tony winner John Larroquette, who will also exit Jan. 1, 2012.

How to Succeed… opened on Broadway March 27 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The musical has a score by Frank Loesser, with a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert. Tony Award winner Rob Ashford directed and choreographed the production.

For tickets to How to Succeed…, priced $52-$132, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at 302 West 45th Street.




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