Revelio! The Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has finally been revealed!
Seven cast members from the original West End production in London will make their way to the Great White Way in the spring of 2018. Jamie Parker will reprise his role as Harry Potter, Paul Thornley will return as Ron Weasley, and Noma Dumezweni will fill the shoes Hermione Granger again. Ginny Weasley will once again be portrayed by Poppy Miller. Sam Clemmett will return as Albus Potter, Harry and Ginny’s child. Lastly, rounding out the cast will be Alex Price as Draco Malfoy and Anthony Boyle as his son, Scorprius
When speaking to Pottermore Harry Potter himself, Jamie Parker, had this to say:
“I cannot wait to bring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway, so a whole new audience can have their chance to come along. Theatre land in New York City is one of the most exciting places going.”
The two-part play, which just celebrated its one year anniversary on the West End, takes place nineteen years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and begins when Harry, Ron, and Hermione are about to send their children off to Hogwarts.
A special rehearsal edition of the script was released in July of 2016 in conjunction with the premier of the West End production. There have been mixed responses to the script which was co-authored by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne who collaborated with the Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling.
While there have been mixed reviews from fans – is it really canon and how much of the script came from Rowling – the play itself has received critical plaudits. The play has garnered 22 theater awards and that number may grow come next summer.
Tickets for the Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will go on sale October 12th. The play begin previews in March, 2018 and will have it’s premier at the Lyric Theatre in New York City on April 22nd, 2018.