Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the hottest shows to see in London’s West End with fans travelling from all over the world to rediscover J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. When the news hit that the play, written by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, would be apparating to New York rumours were rife about who would be cast in the iconic roles.
Now the news is out that seven of the original West End cast will be reprising their roles when the phenomenon hits Broadway’s Lyric Theatre in Spring 2018. Olivier Award winners Jamie Parker, Anthony Boyle, and Noma Dumezwani will be playing Harry Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Hermoine Granger. They will be joined by the fabulous Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley, Alex Price as the brilliantly portrayed Draco Malfoy, Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter, and Sam Clemment as Albus Potter.
The play, which opened on July 30 last year at London’s Palace Theatre and won a record breaking total of nine Olivier Awards, tells the story of Scorpius and Albus as they try to right the wrongs of the past with consequences which if left unchecked will change the course of history forever. I have been lucky enough to see these fabulous actors in these roles, and there is no doubt that US fans are in for a real treat.
The seven British actors will be joined by a further 28 cast members, including many who are making their Broadway debut in the production.
As with the West End production fans will be able to either see both parts of the play on the same day, or over two days, as at present the performance schedule mirrors that of London, with a double show day on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday and Friday night being Part One and Part Two respectively.
Fans wishing to get their hands on tickets will need to register via Ticketmaster Verified Fan system from October 1 – 5, 2017, a new system which has been introduced as a way to limit access for ticket touts and resellers. Tickets will then go on sale on October 12, 2017. There will also be the now famous “Friday Forty” – a digital lottery where tickets for the following week are released on the preceding Friday. Full details on tickets is available via the play’s official website.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open at New York’s Lyric Theatre on April 22. Remember to #KeepTheSecrets