As previously speculated, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will arrive on Broadway in 2018. The two-part play, which won a record nine Olivier Awards in April, will officially open at the Lyric Theatre (recently the home of Paramour) April 22.
Additional information, including casting and preview start date, will be announced at a later time. Tickets will go on sale at HarryPotterThePlay.com this fall.
The play is based on an original story by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany; Tiffany also helms the production, which premiered in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End.
The Ambassador Theatre Group, which owns the Lyric Theatre, announced in December 2016 that they intend to reconfigure the venue—Broadway's largest—into a marginally more intimate playhouse, dropping from 1,900 seats to approximately 1,500. The spacious lobby will also be transformed to match the themes and setting of the play.
The story is set years after the seventh and final book in Rowling's series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; the title wizard is now a husband to Ginny Weasley, father of three Hogwarts students, and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. Meanwhile, his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of the family legacy he never wanted.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set design by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, original music by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, and music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe. The production is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
View productions photos from the West End production below.