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Daniel Radcliffe to make musical debut

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Daniel Radcliffe will debut in his first Broadway musical in 2011.

The Harry Potter lead is to star as J Pierrepont Finch in a revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

The role was originated by Mad Men's Robert Morse in 1961 and then picked up by Matthew Broderick in 1995.

The character is a young window cleaner who undergoes a meteoric rise from the mail room to vice-president of advertising at the Worldwide Wicket Company. His "unorthodox and morally questionable business practices" threaten both his career and romance with his secretary Rosemary Pilkington.

The show will be directed and choreographed by Tony winner Rob Ashford.

Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in 2008's Equus.

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