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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in New Off Broadway Play ‘Privacy’

Daniel Radcliffe Privacy play
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Daniel Radcliffe will be the latest big-name screen actor to show up onstage at the Public Theater, the Off Broadway company that has recently hosted Lupita Nyong’o (“Eclipsed”), Claire Danes (“Dry Powder”) and Anne Hathaway (“Grounded”) — and also served as the launchpad for Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton.”

Radcliffe, who regularly returns to the stage on both sides of the Atlantic and has appeared on Broadway in “Equus,” “The Cripple of Inishmaan” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” will lead the cast of “Privacy,” a new play written by James Graham, the book writer of “Finding Neverland,” and directed by Josie Rourke. The production marks the first collaboration between the Public and the Donmar Warehouse, the London theater of which Rourke is artistic director.

With both Graham and Rourke credited as co-creators, “Privacy” takes a look at privacy in the digital era through the lens of what is revealed about the life of a lonely guy (Radcliffe) through the digital trail he leaves. It sounds like some audience participation will be involved, too, since, according to reps for the show, theatergoers will be asked to keep their cell phones on throughout the performance.

De’Adre Aziza, Rachel Dratch, Reg Rogers, Raffi Barsounian and Michael Countryman are also among the cast of the show, lined up for a summer run July 5-Aug. 7.