Final Equus on Broadway performance today
As this news post is being written, the final performance of Equus on Broadway starring Dan Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths is getting underway. Dan and Richard first started their Equus roles in London's West End in mid-February 2007. Playbill.com reports:
When it closes, the acclaimed revival will have played 21 previews and 156 regular performances. Previews began Sept. 5, 2008, with an official opening Sept. 25.
Radcliffe and Griffiths, who played to sold-out crowds in the London revival of the Shaffer play, reprised their work for Broadway audiences. Radcliffe stars as Alan Strang with Griffiths as Dr. Martin Dysart. Ever-busy stage and screen actress Kate Mulgrew plays Hesther Saloman, the role created on Broadway by veteran actress Marian Seldes in 1974.
The production had to end around this time so Dan could get back to the United Kingdom to begin filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows beginning in the next couple weeks. Congrats to Dan, Richard, and the entire Equus team for two years of amazing theatrical performances!