UPDATE, with new begin date The new, one-play model of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin performances 4 days earlier than formerly announced, with the begin now set for Friday, Nov. 12, at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre. No motive for the move was particular inside the declaration today.
Previous, June 28 A new edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is returning to North American ranges as a one-display revel in.
The international most effective theatrical occasion will take vicinity November 16 at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre in New York. The display will debut on the Curran in San Francisco on January eleven. The Canadian most fulfilling will begin performances in May on the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. Cursed Child was formerly a -element occasion.
“Collaborating on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been one of the exquisite joys of my professional lifestyles,” creator J.K. Rowling stated. “While nobody would wish for what has befell over the last year, it has given Jack, John and the best creatives who first breathed existence into the production the possibility to revisit the play, and to find a new way to frame our story — with first rate illusions and a few super new staging — all of the even as keeping our unique story intact. I’m so proud to be related to this new, reimagined model, and with a purpose to welcome returned audiences to the Lyric, Curran and Ed Mirvish theatres.”
Based on an authentic new story with the aid of J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by way of Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.
In a joint announcement, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany stated, “We are pretty excited to be returning to the United States with this reimagined Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. We’ve been running difficult in this new version all through lockdown and it’s been a joyous process of rediscovery. It has given us a unique possibility to examine the play with clean eyes and we have been stimulated through the complete creative crew every step of the manner.”
The tale choices up 19 years after Harry, Ron and Hermione saved the wizarding international. They’re lower back on a most fantastic new journey – this time, joined by way of a courageous new technology that has best simply arrived at the mythical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It consists of spells, a race thru time, and an epic struggle to stop mysterious forces, all whilst the destiny hangs in the balance.
The play features motion by means of Steven Hoggett, a fixed by means of Christine Jones, costumes with the aid of Katrina Lindsay, song & preparations by way of Imogen Heap, lights with the aid of Neil Austin, sound by means of Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by means of Jamie Harrison, and tune supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. U.S. casting is being overseen by way of Jim Carnahan, CSA.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced with the aid of Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
“We are extremely joyful to announce that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which due to the fact that its victorious beginning in New York and San Francisco has seen record breaking numbers of humans spellbound by the wizardry on level, may be returning in North America in a brand new, re-imagined version that audiences can see in a single afternoon or night,” stated Friedman and Callender in a announcement.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the primary Harry Potter story to be offered on degree. It has been visible by way of over 4.5 million human beings international and holds 60 predominant honors, with 9 Laurence Olivier Awards which include Best New Play and 6 Tony Awards together with Best New Play. It is already the longest-jogging two-element play in Broadway history.
The reimagining takes into account “the challenges of remounting and strolling a two-element display in the U.S. on the scale of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the economic challenges faced by way of the theatre and tourism industries emerging from the worldwide shutdowns,” stated a declaration from the production. “We are excited so one can circulate forward with a new version of the play that allows audiences to revel in the entire Cursed Child adventure in one sitting eight instances every week.”
Productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne, Australia (now playing), London’s West End (currently scheduled for October 14) and Hamburg, Germany (returning for previews on December 1) will hold in the authentic two-part format.
Health and safety protocols for the new theater-going enjoy may be announced toward the start of performances. Producers say they’ll “be adjusting to all industry and authorities steerage to maintain our audiences and agency safe.”
Broadway tickets move on sale to the general public on Monday, July 12. San Francisco tickets pass on sale Wednesday, July 21. For more data and to enroll in pre-sale access, go to HarryPotterOnStage.com. On sale dates for the Canadian most desirable are to be announced.