A Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway Run Is in the Works

Posted by at 9:26 am on December 2, 2016


America is about to be CursedPottermore revealed today that plans are officially underway for a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway run. Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are now in talks to open the show at NYC’s Lyric Theatre in the spring of 2018.

“The moment we opened in the West End, the inevitable question was ‘when are you going to Broadway?’” Friedman tells Pottermore. “So we brought the creative team to New York in September this year to look at many of the beautiful theatres in New York city.”

With multi-million dollar funding in place from the Ambassador Theatre Group, the Cursed Child Broadway debut has plans to completely transform the Lyric Theater into an environment designed specifically for the play. The new Lyric design is being overseen by production designer Christine Jonees director John Tiffany, will decrease the number of seats at the Lyric (from 1,900 to 1,500) and will wholly renovate the building, right down to an elaborate front of house.

“Having a large and spacious atmospheric front of house lobby area was as crucial to us as the space inside,” Friedman continues. “We know the moment people walk through the door, the experience begins.”

It may be some time before fans of J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World get their first peek at exactly what the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway run will be.


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