Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Open on Broadway.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the play by Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany will open in the U.S. during Spring of 2018 at The Lyric Theatre. The Wizarding World story takes place nineteen years after the events in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
“I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans,” said Rowling.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premiered exclusively in London in June of 2016, and tickets have been in heavy demand since. It’s been a big year for Rowling and her Wizarding World. The first installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has struck box-office gold, raking in $500 million world wide in roughly two weeks.
‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ opening on Broadway in Spring 2018 — First details announced!
J.K. Rowling and the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have just announced that the play is coming to the United States.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on Broadway in Spring 2018 at The Lyric Theatre, which is currently home to Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour show.
An exact Cursed Child Broadway opening date has not been set, but theater owner ATG “plans a multi-million dollar renovation to completely transform, remodel and reconfigure the 1,900 seat theatre and turn it into a scaled down, more intimate playhouse, with approximately 1,500 seats.”
Said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said in a press release, “We are thrilled about ATG’s ambitious plans which will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a unique theatre space tailored to the specific needs of the production over the play’s two parts.”
“The remodeled Lyric will include a smaller auditorium redesigned to the specifications of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child team, as well as an adapted proscenium and stage that can house designer Christine Jones’ glorious set without swamping or compromising director John Tiffany’s brilliant staging. The spacious front of house environment will also be transformed to optimize the atmosphere and audience experience.”
“But above all, ATG’s plans will provide Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with a bespoke home that 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.”
J.K. Rowling added, “I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans.”
The Cursed Child Broadway ticket onsale date was not announced today.
Developing… more soon.
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