The Cursed Child Broadway: Release Date, Theater, Cast

We have an official opening date for The Cursed Child on Broadway.

From the moment Harry Potter and the Cursed Childfirst opened in London’s Palace Theatre last summer, American fans have been asked when the sequel to the Harry Potter book series will come to New York. It’s happening, Potterheads.

In recent news, The Cursed Child cast has officially begun rehearsals for the Broadway production. The play released this video which shows the returning and new cast members getting to know this play in its new context. Check it out…

Here’s everything we know about the play’s Broadway debut…

The Cursed Child Broadway Cast

It’s official! Seven of the cast members from the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be debuting the production on Broadway.

According to Variety, Jamie Parker (Harry), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione), and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy), who all won Olivier Awards for their roles, will be returning for the Broadway production. I enjoyed Boyle so much in the role, I wrote a whole feature about the character and his interpretation of it.

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Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Paul Thornley (Ron), Poppy Miller (Ginny), and Alex Price (Draco) will also be returning from the original West End cast. New members of the 28-member cast include: Byron Jennings, Kathryn Meisle and David Abeles.

The Cursed Child Broadway Release Date

We have an official release date! According to Entertainment Weekly, The Cursed Child will open on Broadway on April 22, 2018 in the Lyric Theatre.

The Cursed Child Broadway How to Get Tickets

The next round of tickets will go on sale on February 7, beginning at 11 am E.T. for the performances running from March 16, 2018 to March 9, 2019. In order to access them, you must become a Ticketmaster Verified Fan.

Go to the official site for more information.

The Cursed Child Broadway Theater

The Cursed Childwill open at the Lyric Theatre. Producer Colin Callender said of the discussion:

We are still subject to planning, but assuming we get the go ahead, we will have the theatre of our dreams that 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.

This explains why Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour just unexpected announced plans to leave the Lyric Theatre, which will be closed for “renovations” in April. 

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It sounds like the renovations will be a complete Potter-driven retrofit that will include making the theater slightly more intimate (going from 1,900 to 1,500 seats to accomodate the tone of the show) and remodeled the front of the house as well so that the immersive experience begins as soon as fans enter the building. 

Hopefully, we’ll also get something as cool as the giant nest atop the Palace Theatre…

Producer Sonia Friedman told Pottermore that the creative team headed over to New York in September to look at potential venues for The Cursed Child, and settled on The Lyric Theatre. Between now and the spring of 2018, the theater will undergo a massive, multi-million-dollar transformation.

Set designer Christine Jones said of the planned transformation: “The hope is that this theater will have its own soul and its own identity, very much a New York theater from the period and not just a recreation of what was made in London … It’s an incredibly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.