In a last-minute arrival that will qualify for this year’s Tony Awards, Daniel Radcliffe will return to Broadway in April in the title role of “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” Martin McDonagh’s black comedy about a young man with a sea of troubles who tries to become a movie star. The production, which was mounted in London last summer by the Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage (“Red”), will begin running at the Cort Theater on April 12, less than two weeks after the closing performance of the Cort’s current double-bill, “Waiting for Godot” and “No Man’s Land.”
Such a quick turnaround is relatively rare for a Broadway theater, but the timing accommodates the schedules of Mr. Radcliffe (best known from the “Harry Potter” movies) and Mr. Grandage while allowing for an official opening at the play’s April 20 matinee — just in time for the April 24 eligibility cut-off for Tony award nominations.
The new production, which is scheduled to run through July 20, will feature the same cast from London. The Broadway run is being mounted by Mr. Grandage’s producing company as well as Arielle Tepper Madover and several other New York theater producers.