Daniel Radcliffe to star in Public Theater's Privacy

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Daniel Radcliffe will return to the New York stage this Summer to star as 'The Writer' in Privacy, a co-production between The Public Theater and the Donmar Warehouse, at the Public's Newman Theater. Previews begin on 5 July 2016, before an official opening on 18 July and a limited engagement through to 7 August 2016.

Privacy, a co-creation by James Graham and Josie Rourke, is written by Mr. Graham and directed by Ms. Rourke.

Synopsis: "Inspired by the revelations of Edward Snowden, Privacy explores our complicated relationship with technology and data through the funny and heart-breaking travails of a lonely guy, 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."

The cast of Privacy also includes (in alphabetical order) De'Adre Aziza, Raffi Barsoumian, Michael Countryman, Rachel Dratch and Reg Rogers, who will all play an ensemble of real-life high profile politicians, journalists and technologists who have all contributed exclusively to this show.

Further creative team information will be announced at a later date.

The original world premiere of Privacy was staged at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2014, in a production which starred Jonathan Coy in the lead role.

Daniel Radcliffe has previously appeared on Broadway in 'Equus' from 2008-2009, 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' from 2011-2012, and 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' in 2014. He also starred in 'Equus' and 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' in London's West End in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Besides his starring role as the title role in the eight "Harry Potter" movies, his notable screen credits include "The Woman in Black," "Victor Frankenstein," "Horns," "Kill Your Darlings," and "December Boys."

- by Tom Millward

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