Hogwarts Takeover! 5 More Harry Potter Stars We Want to See on Broadway

first_imgGrab your school scarf and your broomstick, because Broadway is beginning to look a lot like Hogwarts. With Daniel Radcliffe playing the title role in The Cripple of Inishmaan and Rupert Grint gearing up to play wunderkind director Frank Finger in It’s Only a Play, Broadway is seeing its fair share of young wizards—but there’s a few more we’d love to see on the boards. We don’t know if any of them can sing, but hey, a Hufflepuff can dream! Emma WatsonCome on, Emma, complete the Harry Potter trifecta! We’ve been hoping for Hermione’s Broadway debut ever since we saw her dance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2012, but now it’s just getting ridiculous. Make our lives “perfectly marvelous” and play Sally Bowles in Cabaret! Matthew LewisAfter his impressive transformation from geek to stud, Matthew Lewis has certainly become Broadway leading man material. After playing the bumbling Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise, we think it’s time the star was promoted to leader of the pack—the Newsies pack! Can’t you see this member of Dumbledore’s Army leading the newsboys strike as Jack Kelly in the hit Disney musical? Star Files Bonnie WrightIf she makes her Broadway debut, the name on everybody’s lips is gonna be Bonnie. Yep, we’re envisioning the all-grown-up Ginny Weasley as conniving inmate Roxie Hart in Chicago. The Chamber of Secrets is nothing compared to Cook County Jail. Tom FeltonThe English actor and singer played sinister Slytherin Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, but now that he’s all grown up we think it’s high time he hopped the pond and made his Broadway debut. We’d love to see him find his corner of the sky in Pippin—and after seeing him shirtless on TNT’s Murder in the First, we know this is an excellent decision. View Comments Evanna LynchThe stage and screen actress spent years perfecting that “permanently surprised look” as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter—now that she’s all grown up, we’d love to see her go from loony Luna to lovelorn Lauren in Kinky Boots. Besides, we already know she has awesome taste in shoes. Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more

Taking a Breath

first_imgIt seems the workday often follows me to the day’s end. Well after I arrive home, sit on a couch, and try to relax I am persuaded in my head to only think of work. The actual job, life chores, and the structures of my life; all my work insistently chatters at my thoughts. The self-induced stress this can bring I am all too familiar with, but it’s not until I step outside and take a breath, do I feel the sudden relaxation that the natural world provides.Maybe it’s because I live in a rural county where National Forest outnumbers private property, and when I step outside it’s into a land not yet taken over by housing condominiums or lawn gnomes, but I believe there are many areas where Nature’s breath can still be heard. Of what remains of the public parks and designated wilderness, there is still space to feel the air of natural light, to reclaim your senses, and to be a part of this world you live in.The uneven rhythm of insects chirping and the underlying silence that stretches on for miles, the translucent ebb and flow of Nature’s song. As I take my breath in and fill my lungs, it engulfs me. The lack of noise and distractions, it filters my thoughts and puts me at ease. Everything around me is doing their part, the moon is rising and the snakes sliver to warmth, the temperature is dropping and the creek is flowing, and I am sitting right where I am at, in the middle of it all. It’s a small comfort, but the five minutes sitting outside to catch my breath goes a long way amidst a hectic day.Go outside, catch your breath, and play-Bradlast_img read more