Nick Jonas to Replace Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway

September 7, 2011 By:

The Broadway stage has turned into a live action version of Tiger Beat.

Nick Jonas is to take over Daniel Radcliffe's role in the Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in January.

Radcliffe has been playing the lead role in the show as J. Pierrepont Finch, a young window washer who tries to climb the corporate ladder.

Radcliffe will end his run at the end of the year and will be replaced first by Darren Criss from Glee. Criss is the guy from Glee who sings for the "Warblers" and dates Kurt and sings that awesome all-male cover of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dreams"? Ringing any bells? Hopefully, otherwise I am embarrassingly educated about Glee.

So Darren Criss will take over the lead role in How to Succeed... from January 3-22, 2012. Then he is quickly to be replaced by Nick Jonas whose debut performance will be on January 24, 2012.

It's not creepy at all that I just searched for plane tickets to NY on or after January 24, right?

So basically, this show has become a revolving door of teen heartthrobs.

Nick Jonas is no stranger to musical theater. The 18-year-old former boy-bander made his Broadway debut in 2001 in Annie Get Your Gun. In 2002 he played chip the little teacup in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. In 2003 he played young Gavroche in Les Miserables. Then last year Nick played Marius in London's production of Les Miserables.

Most recently he played Link Larkin in the celeb studded one-weekend only run of Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl last month.

Nick received good reviews for his weekend stint in Hairspray, Entertainment Weekly said, "Jonas as heartthrob Link Larkin kept the teen crowds closer to the top of the hill screaming all night, which was a nice touch for the whole spectacle...the girls went wild with blood-curdling cries."

If How To Succeed is looking for "blood curdling cries" from the 1st row of Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theater, then they've made the right decision casting Nick Jonas.

LA Times says Nick in Hairspray "is a bona fide trouper," and that he has "triple-threat talents that will undoubtedly have Broadway producers pounding at his door."

And pound they did. That sounded way dirtier written out than it did in my head....Er, moral of the story: Nick Jonas. Broadway. January 24. Be there.