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Nick Jonas to Replace Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway

Jonas Brother to star in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

September 8, 2011 8:45 AM ET
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Nick Jonas to replace Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of 'How to Succeed in Business'
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Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers will soon replace Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The 19-year-old singer will take over the role of J. Pierrepont Finch on January 24th and is set to be a regular cast member through July 1st. Glee star Darren Criss is booked to play the role in the three weeks between Radcliffe and Jonas' engagements.

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Though Jonas is quite young, he is in fact a Broadway veteran with previous roles in Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables. He also starred in a production of Les Miserables in London last year, and a performance of Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles earlier this year.

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