Critics Review Daniel Radcliffe in Off-Broadway Privacy

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Daniel Radcliffe in Off-Broadway Privacy
Cell phones are encouraged at the The Public Theater's new play.
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Daniel Radcliffe and Reg Rogers Joan Marcus

The Public Theater and Donmar Warehouse's New York premiere of Privacy officially opened July 18 following previews that began July 2. Stage and screen star Daniel Radcliffe stars in the boundary-pushing work inspired by a post-Edward Snowden view on privacy and technology.

The new play is co-created by James Graham and Josie Rourke, and invites audiences to use their phones during performances. Privacy is written by Graham, with direction by Rourke, and is playing through August 14 in the Public's Newman Theater.

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Radcliffe stars as “The Writer” and is joined by fellow cast members De’Adre Aziza, Raffi Barsoumian, Michael Countryman, Rachel Dratch and Reg Rogers, playing an ensemble of real-life politicians, journalists and technologists who have all contributed to the show.

Read More: Daniel Radcliffe Says Audience Can Email Him During Privacy

Here’s how the theatre bills the new play: “Privacy explores our complicated relationship with technology and data through the funny and heart-breaking travails of a lonely guy (Radcliffe), who arrives in the city to figure out how to like, tag, and share his life without giving it all away. The play uncovers what our technological choices reveal about who we are, what we want and who’s keeping track of it all. This provocative theatrical event will ask audiences to charge their phones, leave them ON during the performance and to embark on a fascinating dive online and into a new reality where we’re all connected…for better or worse.”

Take a look at photos of Radcliffe and the cast in Privacy:

Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555,, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, Manhattan.

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