So, as we all know, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been running in London continuously since its premiere on July 30, 2016. Tickets are currently on sale with the last performance scheduled On July 22, 2018 (for the London performances).
The rumour mill started almost immediately with the possibility of the play also going to Broadway in New York. Just this week, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callendar announced they were in talks to take The Cursed Child to Broadway in 2018. The American premiere is officially scheduled for April 22, 2018 at the Lyric Theatre. There is no information yet about the cast, so that remains to be seen.
What we do already know is that the Lyric Theatre will be completely overhauled to fit the requirements. They will be removing 400 seats, making it a 1500-seat intimate playhouse and the entrance will be moved from 42nd to 43rd street. This will cost several million dollars but is needed for the play to be shown there. The big set pieces, extended wardrobe and many moving all need to fit. The goal is to create a home for The Cursed Child which will be “intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to deliver on our commitment to provide audiences with access to low priced tickets throughout the auditorium,” said Friedman and Callender.
Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for a chance to go see them in London myself. That seems to be rather impossible with tickets selling out almost immediately every time a batch is released. So I’m currently hoping that a London performance will be filmed and then later sold on DVD. I need it to complete my collection!
For those of you who want to know more about the story and content, read my review here. More on Harry Potter in general can be found here. Oh, and don’t forget to read this Cosmopolitan article that proves why The Cursed Child is impossible (which we already know, but we forgive Rowling and co). And finally, for all you Americans, keep up-to-date with developments and tickets on the official Broadway website for The Cursed Child.