For Broadway lovers, theatre-nerds, and fans of Harry Potter everywhere, this un-expected good news could not have arrived at a greater time. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the dramatic sequel to J. K. Rowling’s iconic franchise will return to Broadway much sooner than expected!
The play, which was set to resume performance on the 17th of November at the Lyric Theatre, will now open five days earlier, on the 12th of November. Fans will be ecstatic to note that tickets are now available.
Unlike the show’s original two-part performance, producers announced that it will be boldly performed in one part, due to the challenges faced by the theatre industry during these trying times. However, the magic and nostalgic wonder that rocketed the production into a Tony Award-winning show, a recipient of nine Laurence Olivier Awards and one of the most viewed shows on the planet, with over five million viewers, is assured to remain just the same.
The return of this historical, long-running play marks the beginning of a new era for theatre goers and those professionals within the industry. The trials and tribulations of the pandemic has afforded the opportunity for renewed creativity in producing the shows in a unique and never-before-seen manner. It is a unique opportunity to present song, dance, magic, whimsy and stagecraft in a new and improved way.
Written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, based on J.K. Rowling’s story of the same name, and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, the play follows the next generation of the wizarding world, and gives us some wonderful insights as to what really became of our favourite characters. Set nineteen years after the defeat of Lord Voldemort, the adventures of the Potters, the Granger-Weasleys and the Malfoys at a brand-new year in Hogwarts, is a must see for everyone, young and old.