Rupert Grint Designs a T-Shirt for Charity and Stage Door Antics at It's Only a Play

Rupert is showing off his art skills once more! He has designed a t-shirt for It's Only a Play. Proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids (BC/EFA). BC/EFA fundraises every year through the sale and auction of unique items and opportunities. This money goes towards awarding grants to AIDS service organizations across the United States. 

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Thank you to sock97 on instagram for the great find! 

Along with the t-shirt, the show has also been selling signed playbills, windowcards, and potholders. As well, an auction for a "selfie" with the cast was auctioned off at the end of the show for two weeks. Kudos to the cast and Rupert for supporting such a great cause!

Meanwhile, none other than Tom Felton, Rupert's Harry Potter castmate, showed up at the stage door last Thursday in a funny disguise. Page Six reports that Tom used the alias Bob and like any other fan, he waited patiently in the cold to get a selfie with Rupert. While no pictures of the two have surfaced, Tom graciously took pictures with fans who recognized him. It's great to see the two of them still supporting each other and having fun while doing so!

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Submitted by Maria on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:57
Rupert Grint: "Living in New York is great."

In a new interview with New York Metro, published yesterday, Rupert spoke about adjusting to life in the Big Apple and how he's managing the exhausting schedule of It's Only a Play.

Now almost three months in to the run of the show, Rupert addresses his 'gothic' stage door look, saying:

"My character wears a lot of dark eye make-up and it's kind of just laziness. I leave it on."

Rupert also mentions the view from his flat and a particular New York oddity:

"There's a cyclist who cycles past my apartment most days with Cockatoo on his head. It does cheer me up when I see that."

Fans are sure to have noticed the press's appraisal of the trio's post-Potter careers in recent weeks, which Rupert timely addresses with:

"I'm not the most ambitious person. I'm quite lazy when it comes to doing things. I've found that I can pick and choose things which intrigue me."

The article also asks about any reccuring dreams Rupert's had:

"I used to have this weird dream. No-one ever really believes me but I dream I have forks for legs. Weird, isn't it? I'm in a complete state of panic because my legs are forks."

His presence on social media:

"I'm probably the only person in the world who's not on Twitter or Facebook."

And, if you've been keeping up with the newest addition to his menagerie, Maddie the Tortoise:

"I just bought knitwear for my pet tortoise, Madeline, for winter. They're like tea cosies. I've got a Christmas hat, obviously for Christmas. And a little shark hat, with a little fin. They're made to order, they look great.

See the full interview below (click to view):

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Submitted by Claire on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 07:45
Rupert Grint Nominated for Best New Broadway Lead Actor

Awards season has started with the release of the nominations for the NewNowNext Awards 2014.  Rupert has been nominated for Best New Broadway Lead actor! This category includes other notable actors such as Michael Cera and Bryan Cranston. It's Only a Play is also nominated for Best New Broadway Production (Play)

Award winners will be announced on December 7th at 8/7c on LogoTV.

We wish Rupert the best of luck and hope this is the first of many awards he is nominated for this season!

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Submitted by Maria on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:04
It's Only a Play: Interviews from Opening Night

Fresh from the thrill of a successful opening night, Broadway World's Richard Ridge took to the It's Only a Play after-party to speak with the cast.


A few choice quotes:

"Rupert's adorable. He's just the sweetest kid and he came ready to try anything. He was great." - Nathan Lane

"It's the first time we've offered a play to seven actors, and all seven have said yes. There were no auditions." - Terrance McNally

"To watch Rupert develop...as well as Micah and F. Murray. I admire all of them so much, honestly." - Matthew Broderick

"I've loved the whole process. From previews to rehearsals, I'm in the best company. I've done one West End show before this but the excitement here...it's incredible. It's been a real education working on this, I don't feel worthy. The role is over the top, bold and ridiculous." - Rupert Grint








The burning question, at this point, seems whether the play see an extended run. It's certainly a possibility, as one spokesperson for the show commented:

"The producers would love nothing more than to extend. The demand for tickets remains incredible."

If you haven't seen the show, it may well be time to book your ticket :-)

Let us know your thoughts on Twitter by using the hashtag #itsonlysirfrank!

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Submitted by Claire on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:54
Opening Night for It's Only A Play: Press Reviews

Opening Night for It's Only a Play is finally here and the first reviews have started to come in! Here's a recap of critic highlights on Rupert's performance:

Entertainment Weekly gave the play a B+ and said about Rupert: "... alum Rupert Grint—looking like a ginger Eddie Izzard with his guyliner, mousse-spiked hair, and mod suit—plays the wunderkind British director with foot-stomping hyperactivity."

Ed note: Amusingly, Eddie Izzard was also in the audience last night!

Newsday said: "Grint -- all spiked red hair and raccoon eyes -- is perfectly bratty as the British directing genius..."

The Wrap reports: "...it's nice to report that this revival offers not one, but two, spectacular Broadway debuts: “Harry Potters'” Rupert Grint portrays a manically childish British director and newcomer Micah Stock, playing a coat-check boy, does to “Defying Gravity” what deserves to be done to “Defying Gravity.”

More to come!

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Submitted by Maria on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 20:35
It's Only a Play Releases Highlight Reel & Times Square Billboard

With the press night for It's Only a Play just one day away (!), Broadway World have today released a new six-minute highlight reel from the show.

Fans will be pleased to note that Rupert's rumoured pants-dropping entrance gets yet more airtime a mere six seconds in, as well as a very frantic Sir Frank rushing around beneath...a blanket.



Rupert/Sir Frank's interactions with his fellow cast are well documented and it seems that Rupert's comments on his neurotic, kleptomaniac counter-part are spot on!



Also, in celebration of Opening Night the production will be featured on the digital billboard of the Thompson Reuters building. Showcasing audience engagement, selfies and photos with the hastag #itsonlyaselfie will be live-streamed from 5.30pm - 10.30pm (EDT).

Watch the full feature below:

Are you seeing or have you seen the show? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter by using the hashtag #itsonlysirfrank!

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Submitted by Claire on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:36
Does Rupert Grint read his own reviews?

With the opening of It's Only a Play tomorrow, critics will begin to release their reviews of the Broadway production.

Considering that the plot of the show centers around the anticipation of opening night reviews, how does the cast of It's Only a Play feel about reading their own reviews?

Rupert spoke to Playbill on this topic, saying:

"No. I don't read them, no. I'm quite scared of them. I mean, the last play I did — it's such a big thing… They have so much power as well, so it does scare me to read them. I just wait for the quotes that come up on the marquee. But, I think it's a really interesting thing for an audience to witness...what it's like for the creative people to read reviews and the tension and misery it could cause."

While Rupert may not read his own reviews, we're excited to read, what must be, some glowing reviews for Rupert and the rest of the cast. May they break a leg at opening night tomorrow!

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Submitted by Maria on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:29
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