Move over, Daniel Radcliffe — there’s another Harry Potter alumn coming to Broadway this fall! Starting this October, Rupert Grint will make his Broadway debut in Terrence McNally’s comedy, It’s Only A Play. Read on for more details about Rupert’s upcoming role below!
While Rupert Grint may be making his Broadway debut in It’s Only A Play, Harry Potter‘s own Ron Weasley is no stranger to the stage. The British actor recently starred in last summer’s West End production of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo alongside Hypable fan favorite actors Ben Whishaw (Skyfall‘s Q) and Colin Morgan (Merlin).
Grint will be in good company when he steps on to the stage in New York City for the very first time. According to EW, the upcoming comedy boasts a star-studded cast that includes Matthew Broderick (The American Side), Nathan Lane (Sweetwater), Stockard Channing (The Good Wife), Megan Mullally (Trouble Dolls), and F. Murray Abraham (Louie).
Grint is set to play the role of Frank Finger in the upcoming production — the director of a new play written by Broderick’s character — a worrywart scribe whose career depends on critics’ reviews of opening night. Lane will portray the playwright’s famous television star best friend, while Mullally, Channing, and Abraham star as the show’s producer, leading lady, and an infamous Broadway critic, respectively.
The limited engagement play will open for a 17-week engagement at the Schoenfeld Theatre on October 9.