Harry Potter is a series of popular fiction novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The series includes seven books released over a decade from 1997 to 2007. From movies to studio tours and "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" themed area at the Universal Orlando Resort, Harry Potter has amassed a following unlike any other book series in recent history. Now, since the last book was released over 10 years ago, Harry Potter is coming to Broadway with a brand-new eighth story!
In this Broadway show, Harry Potter is now an adult, struggling as an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. Not only that, but he is also a husband and a father of three school-age children. The story follows Harry as he tries to make peace with his storied past and as his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of his family's legacy. While Harry Potter is still the main star, the show focuses a lot on his son Albus as he embarks on his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The show, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, had its world premiere in June 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London, where the shows repeatedly sold-out. It opens on Broadway in New York City on March 16, 2018.
According to the show's official website, the play has won over twenty major theatre awards in the UK. In fact, it is the most-awarded production in the history of Britain's prestigious Olivier Awards. Winning a record-breaking nine awards, including Best New Play and Best Director, this show is one to be remembered. This two-part stage play was written by Jack Thorne and is based on an original new story by Thorne, J. K. Rowling, and John Tiffany.
Whether you're a Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a magical story for all fans of Harry Potter to enjoy.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Show Dates
The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform at the Lyric Theatre in New York City. Preview shows start on March 16, 2018, with the official opening date set for April 22, 2018. The show is recommended for children ages 10 and up.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Runtime
The interesting thing about this show is that there are actually two parts, so folks must buy two tickets to see the entire show. Part one runs for two hours and forty minutes, including a 20 minute intermission, while part two runs for two hours and thirty-five minutes, also including a 20 minute intermission. If you want to learn more about the two parts of the play, there is more information on the show's official website.
Everything You Need to Know About 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' on Broadway
J.K. Rowling is taking Harry Potter from the page to the stage in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, opening on Broadway this April 22. The two-part play--an original, new story by Rowling--first premiered in June 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London, where it continues to play to sold out houses (and snatch up…Read more