Nick Jonas Talks About Moving to New York City for 'How to Succeed' Role

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Nick Jonas is ready to begin rehearsals for his role as J. Pierrepont Finch in 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,' and now the 19-year-old is opening up about his love of the Big Apple.

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Nick Jonas is ready to begin rehearsals for his role as J. Pierrepont Finch in 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,' and now the 19-year-old is opening up about his love of the Big Apple.

"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 tells 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."

Nick is taking on the part, beginning on January 24, following in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe and 'Glee' star Darren Criss, who is currently cast in the role. Although the New Jersey native has spent a lot of time on the west coast recently, he's more than excited to set up shop in NYC.

"I think I'm really looking forward to setting up my world here," he adds. "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."

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