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Gotham Gossipist: Nick Jonas To Fill Daniel Radcliffe’s Broadway Shoes

Nick Jonas (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Alzheimer's Association)

Nick Jonas (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Alzheimer’s Association)

By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – What’s that you hear?

Ah, that’s the sound of millions of teenage girls squealing in delight because Nick Jonas announced that he will be taking over for Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Girls – calm down,  you have to wait a few months.  Jonas’ run in the Broadway show won’t start until Jan. 24.

As the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers, the 18-year old is no stranger to Broadway. Growing up in Wykcoff, N.J., he made his Broadway debut  in the 2001 musical revival Annie Get Your Gun – at the age of 9.

The pre-pubescent Jonas brother had more luck on Broadway than most weathered actors, and he followed up in 2002 by playing Chip in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and then young Gavroche in Les Misérables in 2003.

Looks like this kid is a pro.

Still, he’s got some nerves going into rehearsals.  In a press conference at Sardi’s on Wednesday night announcing his impending performance, Jonas noted that following in Daniel Radcliffe’s footsteps can be “a “little intimidating.”

Nick’s a busy boy-man. His stint on Broadway will only last five months, starting in late January and ending on July 1, 2012.

Time to hit the box office, girls.

Kimberly Rae Miller is a writer, actress, and host living in New York City (kimberlyraemiller.com).