On Thursday, December 1st, Pottermore.com made the huge annoncement that the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is planning on gracing the Broadway stage in Spring 2018. The play is by writer Jack Thorne, currently directed by John Tiffany, and based on an idea by J.K. Rowling. It centers around Harry’s second son, Albus Potter, and his years at the famous wizarding school, Hogwarts.
The show originally opened this past summer at the Palace Theatre in London, and ever since then American fans have been wondering when it would make the transition to Broadway. Despite the play script receiving mixed reviews, many people have still expressed interest in wanting to see the show live. The London production currently stars Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy, and Jamie Parker as Harry Potter. The London production has drawn the attention of many Harry Potter fans as well as cast members from the Harry Potter movie franchise.
Broadway’s production of Cursed Child will take over the Lyric Theatre, which will receive a multi-million-dollar transformation before the show begins.
They are planning on remodeling the theatre to fit 1,500 people instead of the current number of 1,900. Previous productions at the Lyric Theatre include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Young Frankenstein, On the Town, and Paramour.
No word had been released on casting or ticket information yet, but it’s safe to say that fans will be eagerly awaiting Broadway’s production of Cursed Child.