Over a year later, the Boy Who Lived and all your other favorite Harry Potter characters will appear onstage once again. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to return to Broadway in November but will be condensed from two parts into a one-part show. Performances will begin on November 16, 2021, and ticket sales for the general public start on July 12.
The Hollywood Reporter stated that the return of Cursed Child to North America includes performances for San Francisco and Toronto. Both will also adapt the one-part performance, while the productions in Melbourne, Hamburg, and West End London will continue with the play’s original two-part structure upon their returns.
The show’s producers, Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, spoke about their enthusiasm for Broadway reopening and the Cursed Child’s return to the Broadway stage. They stated that despite redesigning a two-part show as significant as the Cursed Child and the various challenges presented by the global shutdowns, “we are excited to be able to move forward with a new version of the play that allows audiences to enjoy the complete Cursed Child adventure in one sitting eight times a week.”
Friedman and Callender also added that the process of redesigning Cursed Child was “a wonderful process of rediscovery,” and the new version of the show encapsulates “all the amazing magic, illusions, stagecraft, and storytelling set around the same powerful narrative,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a “stage-sequel” to J.K. Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series. The events of Cursed Child pick up where the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaves off. The play was created by Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. Cursed Child debuted in London in 2016, and first appeared on Broadway in 2018.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rowling stated that “collaborating on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been one of the great joys of my professional life.”
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