Rupert Grint Joins Starry Broadway Cast of ‘It’s Only a Play’

Originally posted on Variety:

Rupert Grint will follow in the Broadway footsteps of fellow “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe this fall, with Grint signing on for the already starry production of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.”

Grint, who made his London stage debut last year in the West End revival of “Mojo,” will appear in “It’s Only a Play” with an ensemble headlined by the Broadway return of Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick — the duo who helped make “The Producers” into a Main Stem smash — and filled out with Megan Mullally, Stockard Channing and F. Murray Abraham, as well as newbie Micah Stock. Jack O’Brien, the “Hairspray” helmer whose staging of “Much Ado About Nothing” just opened in Central Park, directs.

For an actor closely associated with a global franchise such as “Harry Potter,” a legit engagement on Broadway can help broaden the perception of a thesp’s talents while also allowing the actor to…

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