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Nick Jonas returning to Broadway

Nick Jonas is set to follow Daniel Radcliffe and Glee pin-up Darren Criss onto the Broadway stage as the star of hit musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

The Jonas Brothers star will take on the lead role of J. Pierrepont Finch when Darren Criss vacates the spot after a three-week stint next year (Jan12), according to EW.com.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe originated the role opposite John Larroquette to critical acclaim in March (11).

And Nick Jonas can't wait to return to the New York stage.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "So excited & honored to play the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying next year!"

The young singer is no stranger to the theater - he made his Broadway bow in 2000's A Christmas Carol when he was just eight and played Little Jake in Annie Get Your Gun and Chip in Beauty & The Beast in subsequent years.

He has also appeared on the Broadway and West End stages in Les Miserables, playing both Gavroche and Marius Pontmercy, and he portrayed Link Larkin in Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles last month (Aug11).