16 New Company Members Set Broadway Debuts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | Playbill

Broadway News 16 New Company Members Set Broadway Debuts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Among the new faces are Erik C. Peterson and Joel Meyers, taking over as Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter, respectively.

Erik C. Peterson and Joel Meyers

Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has revealed new company members set to join the production beginning November 15. Sixteen of the joining cast will make their Broadway debuts with the production, including new Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter to be played by Erik C. Peterson and Joel Meyer, respectively. The production continues its run at the Lyric Theatre.

Current Albus James Romney and current Scorpius Brady Dalton Richards will play their final performances November 13, along with current Rose Granger-Weasley Nadia Brown. Current company member Maya Thomas will succeed Brown as Rose beginning November 15.

Also set to join the company and make their Broadway debuts in the production's ensemble are Chadd Alexander, Ebony Blake, Darby Breedlove, Irving Dyson Jr., Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Eleasha Gamble, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Chance Marshaun Hill, Nick Hyland, Samaria Nixon-Fleming, Erik Evan Olson, and Kiaya Scott. Broadway alum Brittany Zeinstra (The Prom) will also join the company.

Steve Haggard as Harry Potter, Angela Reed as Ginny Potter, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger, David Abeles as Ron Weasley, and Aaron Bartz as Draco Malfoy are continuing with the production, along with ensemble members Kevin Rico Angulo, Chelsey ArceQuinn BladesTed DeasyKira FathEdward James HylandJax JacksonJack KoenigSpencer LaRueAlexandra PeterDan Piering, William Rhem Jr., Stephen Spinella, Tom Stephens, and Karen Janes Woditsch. Current company member Rachel Leslie will play Hermione Granger November 15–January 15, 2023.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling's seven-part book series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brings the boy wizard to the stage in a new story taking place two decades after the events of the books. Penned by Jack Thorne, the work is based on an original story by Rowling, Thorne, and John Tiffany, who directs the production. 

The play premiered in London's West End in 2016, winning nine Olivier Awards including Best New Play; and made the jump to Broadway in 2018, winning six Tony Awards including Best Play. The work was originally designed as two full-length two-act plays, though the Broadway production was streamlined into one two-act play when it reopened following the shutdown last year. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has also opened productions in Melbourne, Toronto, and Tokyo.

The production features movement by Steven Hoggett, scenic design by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements 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. Casting is by Jim Carnahan

The work is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

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