Welcome, Albus! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed to Broadway.
The two-part stage play, which is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, is set to move into the Ambassador Theatre Group's Lyric Theatre in NYC for spring 2018, after making it’s debut in London’s West End in July. The space will be renovated for the production.
"We are thrilled about ATG’s ambitious plans, which will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a unique theatre space tailored to the specific needs of the production over the play’s two parts," producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said in a joint statement Thursday, December 1. "ATG’s plans will provide Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with a bespoke home that will be intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to deliver on our commitment to provide audiences with access to low-priced tickets throughout the auditorium."
Harry Potter author Rowling, 51, added: "I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans."
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a continuation of Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter book franchise. The play picks up 19 years after the takedown of Lord Voldemort and tells the story of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley's son, Albus Severus Potter. Tickets are in high demand and shows sell out quickly.
Back in July, the famed British author revealed that Cursed Child is the final story about the Boy Who Lived. "[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done," she told Reuters at the play's opening night in London. "This is the next generation, you know. So I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”
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