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Stagehand Death Cancels Daniel Radcliffe's Broadway Show

By Tom Liddy | June 22, 2011 10:51pm | Updated on June 23, 2011 7:15am

By Tom Liddy

DNAinfo News Editor

MANHATTAN — A performance of Daniel Radcliffe's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" was abruptly canceled Wednesday night when a stagehand died backstage.

The man, who was not identified, was rushed from the Al Hirschfeld Theater in cardiac arrest Wednesday night, authorities said.

The famed theater, at 302 W. 45th St., was showing "How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying," featuring Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette.

The man, whose age was not immediately known, was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital just before 8 p.m. He died after an apparent accidental drug overdose, the New York Post reported.

"Curtain hasn't gone up yet," tweeted @RyderReally.

Actors Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette and cast during curtain call for the Broadway opening of
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, John Larroquette and cast during curtain call for the Broadway opening of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 27, 2011.
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She then tweeted: "This showing has been cancelled...something awful must have happened."

Later, she wrote: "lots of police cars, someone was put in an ambulance hoping for the best. Daniel Radcliffe and John Laruquette looked shaken."

The company that owns the Hirschfeld Theater, Jujamcyn, did not immediately respond to a call or email for comment.

Actor John Larroquette at curtain call during the Broadway opening of
Actor John Larroquette at curtain call during the Broadway opening of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 27, 2011.
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Daniel Radcliffe taking his curtain call at the opening night of
Daniel Radcliffe taking his curtain call at the opening night of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
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