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Daniel Radcliffe returns to NY stage in 'Privacy' production this summer
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Written by Red   
Thursday, 14 April 2016 01:07

Daniel Radcliffe will return to the Broadway stage (off-Broadway, anyway) this summer in the tech-themed play 'Privacy', from July 5 - August 7, 2015 at The Public Theater in NY.

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and  the  Donmar Warehouse  (Artistic  Director,Josie  Rourke;Executive  Producer,  Kate  Pakenham) will present PRIVACY,a new play co-created and written by Olivier nominated playwright James Graham, and co-created and directed by Olivier Award winner Josie Rourke. Graham and Rourke’s most recent collaboration, The Vote, a play for theatre and television, has just been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Award. As part of Oskar Eustis’ 10thAnniversary season at The Public, PRIVACY is a timely exploration of the digital age that will feature a cast of seven, including Daniel Radcliffe as “The Writer.” PRIVACY will  begin previews for  a  limited  engagement on  Tuesday,  July  5  and run through Sunday, August 7in the Newman Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, July 18.

“Privacy is delightful and chilling, incredibly friendly, and profoundly thoughtful,” said Public  Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “James Graham is quietly becoming one of our bravest playwrights, and Josie Rourke is a director, and leader, to be reckoned with.This first-time collaboration between The Public and the Donmar Warehouse is, we hope, the start of something wonderful. I’m thrilled to welcome them.

“Privacy has at its heart a debate about modern life and we at the Donmar Warehouse cannot therefore think  of  a  better  partner  than  The  Public Theater  to  bring  this  new  play to  American audiences,”said Director Josie Rourke.“James and I have been across the U.S.interviewing everyone from politicians,historians, campaigners–even an etiquette expert–about American attitudes to privacy. The show is a risk-taking,  fun,and  stimulating  piece  of  theatre,  that  we  hope  pushes  at the  boundaries  of  audience experience. We’re thrilled to be working with this exceptional company and world-class theater, The Public,to share this play with New York.”

n addition to Daniel Radcliffe as “The Writer,”the cast will include De’Adre Aziza, Raffi Barsoumian, Michael  Countryman ,Rachel Dratch, and Reg Rogers, playing an ensemble of  real-life high profile politicians, journalists and technologists who have all contributed exclusively to the show.

Daniel Radcliffe is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

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 (Daniel Radcliffe), 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.