TIME Theater

Ronald Weasley Is Heading to Broadway

Rupert Grint
Ian Gavan—Getty Images Rupert Grint attends the World Premiere of "Postman Pat" at Odeon West End on May 11, 2014 in London, England.

Harry Potter's best friend will star in Terrence McNally's comedy

Another Broadway show is in for some magic.

Rupert Grint, best known for playing the lovable Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, is making his Broadway debut this fall in Terrence McNally’s It’s Only A Play.

The comedy offers quite a list of big names in addition to Grint. Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, Megan Mullally, F. Murrary Abraham and newcomer Micah Stock will also join the cast.

The Harry Potter alum will play Frank Finger, a successful young director of a new play by an anxious writer (Broderick). The comedy takes place on opening night of the writer’s play, and shows the cast passing the time as the writer eagerly awaits his first reviews.

It’s Only A Play first premiered in New York in 1986 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. McNally has revised the play for this 2014 run, according to Entertainment Weekly. Jack O’Brien will direct the 17-week limited engagement, which opens at the Schoenfeld Theatre on October 9.

This won’t be the first theater credit for Grint. After the Potter films, he made his West End stage debut in the revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo last year. His former co-star Daniel Radcliffe returned to Broadway this year in The Cripple of Inishmaan—but he’ll finish in July before Grint arrives on the scene.

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team