We have an official opening date for The Cursed Child on Broadway.
From the moment Harry Potter and the Cursed Child first opened in London’s Palace Theatre last summer, American fans have been asked when the sequel to the Harry Potter book series will come to New York. It’s happening, Potterheads.
Here’s everything we know about the play’s Broadway debut…
The Cursed Child Broadway Cast
It’s official! Seven of the cast members from the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be debuting the production on Broadway.
According to Variety, Jamie Parker (Harry), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione), and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy), who all won Olivier Awards for their roles, will be returning for the Broadway production. I enjoyed Boyle so much in the role, I wrote a whole feature about the character and his interpretation of it.
Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Paul Thornley (Ron), Poppy Miller (Ginny), and Alex Price (Draco) will also be returning from the original West End cast. New members of the 28-member cast include: Byron Jennings, Kathryn Meisle and David Abeles.
The Cursed Child Broadway Release Date
We have an official release date! According to Entertainment Weekly, The Cursed Child will open on Broadway on April 22, 2018 in the Lyric Theatre.
The Cursed Child Broadway How to Get Tickets
Tickets will be available for purchase on October 12, with a registration period happening before that on October 1st to October 5th. If you don’t pre-register, you won’t be able to get tickets. More information when we have it!
The Cursed Child Broadway Theater
The Cursed Child will open at the Lyric Theatre. Producer Colin Callender said of the discussion:
We are still subject to planning, but assuming we get the go ahead, we will have the theatre of our dreams that will be intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to follow in the footsteps of the London production and continue to provide low priced tickets throughout the auditorium.
This explains why Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour just unexpected announced plans to leave the Lyric Theatre, which will be closed for “renovations” in April.
It sounds like the renovations will be a complete Potter-driven retrofit that will include making the theater slightly more intimate (going from 1,900 to 1,500 seats to accomodate the tone of the show) and remodeled the front of the house as well so that the immersive experience begins as soon as fans enter the building.
Hopefully, we’ll also get something as cool as the giant nest atop the Palace Theatre…
Producer Sonia Friedman told Pottermore that the creative team headed over to New York in September to look at potential venues for The Cursed Child, and settled on The Lyric Theatre. Between now and the spring of 2018, the theater will undergo a massive, multi-million-dollar transformation.
Set designer Christine Jones said of the planned transformation: “The hope is that this theater will have its own soul and its own identity, very much a New York theater from the period and not just a recreation of what was made in London … It’s an incredibly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.