Initial casting has been announced for the highly anticipated Broadway transfer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Among the roster are seven performers who appeared in the original West End production.
Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni, who won Olivier Awards for their performances as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, respectively, will reprise their roles. Rounding out the trio is Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley.
Performances will begin at the Lyric Theatre, which is currently undergoing renovations to house the production, in March 2018, with an official opening set for April 22. Tickets will go on sale October 12 to Ticketmaster Verified Fan members; a required registration period for the program will take place October 1–5.
Additional members from the London staging to cross the pond are Anthony Boyle, who also won an Olivier for playing Scorpius Malfoy, as well as Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, and Alex Price as Draco Malfoy.
They will be joined in New York by David Abeles, Brian Abraham, Shirine Babb, Jess Barbagallo, Stephen Bradbury, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Joshua De Jesus, Jessie Fisher, Richard Gallagher, Susan Heyward, Geraldine Hughes, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Katie Kreisler, Joey LaBrasca, Andrew Long, Kathryn Meisle, Angela Reed, Dave Register, Adeola Role, James Romney, Malika Samuel, Alanna Saunders, David St. Louis, Stuart Ward, Madeline Weinstein, Alex Weisman, and Benjamin Wheelwright.
The cast will also include four children who will alternate two roles, to be announced at a later date.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the two-part follow up to Rowling’s massively popular series, features a new story by Rowling, Jack Thorne, and director John Tiffany. The play officially premiered at the West End’s Palace Theatre in July 2016 and went on to win a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director.
“We have assembled an extraordinary cast for Broadway,” said Tiffany in a statement. “Our Cursed Child family is growing with 28 brilliant new actors bringing their unique talents to our production. I also can’t wait to dive back into it with seven of our original London cast members reprising their thrilling performances for New York audiences. The adventure continues…”
A First Look Inside Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set design by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, and music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe. Jim Carnahan serves as U.S. casting director.