Some new faces will roam the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child welcomes a new principal cast March 20.
Taking the stage at the Lyric Theatre are James Snyder (If/Then, In Transit) as Harry Potter, Jenny Jules (The Crucible) as Hermione Granger, Nicholas Podany as Albus Potter, Diane Davis (Amy and the Orphans) as Ginny Potter, Matt Mueller as Ron Weasley, Nadia Brown as Rose Granger-Weasley, Bubba Weiler (Dead Poet's Society) as Scorpius Malfoy, and Jonno Roberts (Take Me Out) as Draco Malfoy.
Also taking the stage in a variety of new and familiar roles are Aaron Bartz, Will Carlyon, Kimberly Dodson, Patrick Du Laney, Sara Farb, Jonathan Gordon, Steve Haggard, Eva Kaminsky, Jack Koenig, Rachel Leslie, Sarita Amani Nash, Fiona Reid, Katherine Reis, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Antoinette Robinson, Tony winner Stephen Spinella, Tom Patrick Stephens, Erica Sweany, and Karen Janes Woditsch, appearing alongside original cast members Brian Thomas Abraham, Olivia Bond, Stephen Bradbury, James Brown III, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Zoë Feigelson, Jack Hatcher, Edward James Hyland, Joey LaBrasca, Landon Maas, James Romney, and Alex Weisman.
The Broadway production officially opened April 22 last year following a world premiere in London's West End. The staging went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Direction of a Play. A trio of the original stars earned nominations as well: Jamie Parker as Harry, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione, and Anthony Boyle as Scorpios; all three had previously earned Olivier Awards for the London bow, which continues at the Palace Theatre.
The play, penned by Jack Thorne (who crafted the story with J.K. Rowling and director John Tiffany), picks up at the start of the seventh novel’s epilogue, in which Harry Potter’s youngest son Albus sets off for his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While struggling to follow in the footsteps of his father's legacy, Albus begins a complicated mission to live up to the Potter name.
An Australian production began performances at Melbourne's Princess Theatre earlier this year; with a San Francisco run slated for this fall and a German-language production heading to Hamburg next year.