The Broadway transfer of the London smash-hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin previews March 16, 2018, at the fully renovated Lyric Theatre.
In preparation for their debut on the Great White Way, the seven members of the award-winning original West End company made a visit to New York City, stopping by their recently revealed billboard in Times Square.
The two-part play, penned by Jack Thorne, and based on a story by Thorne, director John Tiffany, and the original series' author J.K. Rowling, will officially open April 22.
Reprising their roles from the West End premiere are Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni, who won Olivier Awards for their performances as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, respectively, as well as Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley, Olivier winner Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy, Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter, Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, and Alex Price as Draco Malfoy.
They will be joined 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 playing a variety of characters. The cast will also include four children who will alternate two roles.
As previously reported, all theatregoers who wish to purchase tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child during the first ticket release must register with Ticketmaster Verified Fan® members, a process that allows the ticketing agency time to identify and eliminate bots and scalpers.
The Ticketmaster Verified Fan® registration period will take place from October 1 at 10 AM/ET through October 5 at 10 PM/ET. After this time, verified fans will be equally eligible to receive an access code to purchase tickets on October 18 at 11 AM/ET. This new on-sale ticket date is six days later than the previously announced on-sale date of October 12.
Anticipating a rush of Verified Fan registration submissions, the show’s producers have built in extra time in order to sort through the submissions and weed out scalpers from genuine ticket buyers.
To register, visit HarryPotterthePlay.com/REGISTER, click on “register for ticket access” and fill in the requested details. According to the producers, “All those who register and are identified as genuine ticket buyers, not bots or scalpers, will be equally eligible to receive an access code. The selection process is randomized to ensure access to tickets is as fair as possible and is in no way influenced by a patron’s Ticketmaster purchase history. Those who receive an Access Code will have the opportunity to purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, October 18.”
Look back at the West End production below: