Daniel Radcliffe is returning to Broadway as a disabled Irish dreamer.
Producers said Thursday the “Harry Potter” actor will star in Martin McDonagh’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Grandage. Previews begin April 12 at the Cort Theatre with an opening scheduled for April 20.
The show tells the story of a young man who tries to become a movie star when a Hollywood film is being made nearby.
Radcliffe made his West End debut in 2007 and Broadway debut in 2008 in “Equus.”
He returned to Broadway in 2011 for “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
“The Cripple of Inishmaan” was mounted in London last year with Radcliffe and previously had off-Broadway productions at the Public Theater and at the Atlantic Theater Company.
Kimmel to be live from Austin fest
Jimmy Kimmel is taking his late-night show to Texas for the South by Southwest festival.
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” said Thursday it will air five shows in March from Austin. The Texas city hosts the international showcase for music, film and interactive projects that’s in its 28th year.
Kimmel’s guests will include celebrities and musical performers from South by Southwest. Comedy segments shot at the festival and around Texas also will be part of the shows.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” will air from Austin beginning March 10. Kimmel quipped that he’ll be the guy “covered in barbecue sauce.”
His L.A. show’s visit to South by Southwest comes just weeks after NBC’s “Tonight Show” passes in February from host Jay Leno in Los Angeles to Jimmy Fallon in New York.
Gordy, Aretha among BET honorees
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin and Motown founder Berry Gordy will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors.
The network announced Thursday that rapper-actor Ice Cube, American Express CEO Ken Chenault and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems will also receive tributes at the event.
The show will take place at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Feb. 8. The special will air Feb. 24.
BET Honors highlights African-Americans performing at top levels in the areas of music, literature, entertainment, education and more.
The birthday bunch
Actress Betty White is 92. Actor James Earl Jones is 83. Talk show host Maury Povich is 75. International Boxing Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali is 72. Pop singer Chris Montez is 72. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 69. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 66. Singer Steve Earle is 59. Singer Paul Young is 58. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 57. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 55. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 52. First lady Michelle Obama is 50. Musician Kid Rock is 43. Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel is 34.