Nick Jonas kicks off his rehearsals for his starring role in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” this week. The role means that the singer/actor has relocated to the Big Apple for his run in the hit Broadway show. But, Nick is no New York newbie, having previously starred in several other musicals. And, he admits that he’s excited to get back into a New York state of mind.
“Favorite thing about New York? I think the fact that it’s all here all on this island — well in Manhattan, at least — and it’s just an amazing city,” he told MTV News. “The energy here is unlike anywhere in the world, and so many creative and talented people in this city and so many people that are passionate about theater and the arts and the things I’m really passionate about. Being around those people inspires me in so many ways. I think it’s one of those places that you have to live in once in your life and I’m blessed to be here.”
Jonas will pick up where both “Harry Potter” himself, Daniel Radcliffe, and “Glee” star Darren Criss left off as the show’s very own J. Pierrepont Finch
. And in the weeks leading up to his opening night on January 24, Nick plans on not only rehearsing, but also carving out a place for himself in NYC.
“I think I’m really looking forward to setting up my world here,” the 19-year-old New Jersey native explained. “I’ve had the opportunity, this last year spending more time in L.A. and being based there primarily, to kind of build a community of friends and have that whole atmosphere. And I hope to do the same here and hopefully have my friends come out and visit me here.”
For Nick’s L.A. friends wondering if he’ll have any time for you now that he’s on the East Coast, he’s got this message for you: “I’ve got a guest bedroom, so I’ll be able to have some friends over to stay.”