Glee's Darren Criss Eyed To Succeed Daniel Radcliffe On Broadway: What About Blaine?

The news is brimming with symbolism — Darren Criss, the young actor who portrayed Harry Potter in viral online videos, may step in for the actor who played the boy wizard on the big screen.

I hear that Criss, a breakout star of Fox’s hit dramedy Glee, is poised to make his Broadway debut, succeeding Daniel Radcliffe as the lead in the musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Negotiations between Criss and the musical’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Broadway Across America, are expected to begin shortly after Glee co-creator/executive producer Ryan Murphy and the series’ producing studio 20th Century Fox TV gave Criss their blessing for the stint. (I hear Murphy even encouraged the actor, who made his processional stage debut at age 10, to fulfill his Broadway dream).

If a deal is made, Criss will replace Radcliffe when…. (Visit our sister site Deadline.com for further details.)