Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, currently running at the Lyric Theatre, is getting a new Harry and Ginny Potter. Steve Haggard has already taken over the title role after James Snyder's dismissal earlier this year following allegations involving backstage conduct. Haggard has re-joined the production after making his Broadway debut in the production's ensemble in 2019.
Angela Reed will succeed current Ginny Potter Erica Sweany beginning May 3. Reed was part of the work's original Broadway cast and played Ginny in its San Francisco premiere. She's also been seen on Broadway in A Doll's House, Part 2; The Country Girl; and Rock 'n' Roll.
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 re-opened 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.