Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrated its 5th anniversary on Broadway April 23. To mark the occasion, Oliver Phelps, George Weasley in the Harry Potter film franchise, took the stage following the performance to help give away some special prizes to audience members.
The event capped off the Tony-winning play's Five Days of Magic, which launched April 19 with a special presentation from the New York City Mayor's Office. Other festivities included a $5 ticket promotion April 21, opportunities to win special prizes, and special commemorative gifts for audiences April 22.
See Phelps with the company of Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in photos below:
Written by Jack Thorne from a story devised by J.K. Rowling, Thorne, and production director John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues its run at Broadway's Lyric Theatre. 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 2020 shutdown. 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 current cast is led by Steve Haggard as Harry Potter, Angela Reed as Ginny Potter, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger, David Abeles as Ron Weasley, Aaron Bartz as Draco Malfoy, Maya Thomas as Rose Granger-Weasley, Erik C. Peterson as Scorpius Malfoy, and Joel Meyers as Albus Potter.
The cast also includes Chadd Alexander, Kevin Rico Angulo, Chelsey Arce, Quinn Blades, Ebony Blake, Darby Breedlove, Ted Deasy, Irving Dyson Jr., Kira Fath, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Eleasha Gamble, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Chance Marshaun Hill, Edward James Hyland, Nick Hyland, Jax Jackson, Jack Koenig, Spencer LaRue, Samaria Nixon-Fleming, Erik Evan Olson, Alexandra Peter, Dan Piering, William Rhem Jr., Kiaya Scott, Stephen Spinella, Tom Stephens, Karen Janes Woditsch, and Brittany Zeinstra.