- 05 Dec 16
The award-winning drama Harry Potter and the Cursed Child makes its way to the New York stage. The producers of the play announced that it could air on Broadway as soon as spring 2018.
Recently it has been revealed that Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, the drama’s producers, are in ‘detailed talks’ to take the show to New York’s Lyric Theatre. According to Pottermore the discussions are in the ‘final stages’. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child first aired this summer with an award-winning debut in London’s Palace Theatre and continues to sell out shows.
Meanwhile, the Lyric Theatre will undergo a multi-million dollar redesign in which 400 seats of the 1,900-seat auditorium will be removed, so the theatre will be “intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to follow in the footsteps of the London production and continue to provide low priced tickets throughout the auditorium,” according to Friedman.
The Cirque du Soleil show Paramour, which is currently set up in the Lyrical Theatre, is now looking for a different venue so it can leave the New York theatre in April 2017. The building then closes down the following month for renovations in preparation for hosting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in spring 2018.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the fastest selling book in the UK this decade. The script for the play was written by Jack Thorne who created the story along with J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany.
The drama is set up nineteen years after the actions of Deathly Hallows and tells the story of the now middle-aged Harry Potter who is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic and has three school-aged kids. Albus Severus, one of three kids, tries to distance himself from his father and the unwanted family legacy. And as present and past fuse ominously together, father and son learn that sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.
Dates and ticket details have to be revealed yet.