Read the Reviews for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway | Playbill

The Verdict Read the Reviews for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway The two-part play—the eighth chapter in J.K. Rowling's saga—officially opened at the Lyric Theatre April 22.
Noma Dumezweni, Jamie Parker, and Paul Thornley Manuel Harlan

The Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrated its official opening night at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre April 22. The two-part play arrives in New York following a world premiere in London's West End.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Jenny Anderson

The play, penned by Jack Thorne and based on a story by Thorne, director John Tiffany, and original series author J.K. Rowling, takes place 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows (the seventh and final novel in Rowling's saga) as the title wizard’s youngest son begins his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni, who won Olivier Awards for their performances as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, respectively, reprise their roles. Rounding out the trio is Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley. Also crossing the pond following bows in the West End run are Sam Clemmett as Albus Potter, Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter, Alex Price as Draco Malfoy, and Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy.

Read what critics thought of the New York engagement below.

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Elizabeth Bradley)

The Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman and Katie Baker)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Marc Snetiker)

Financial Times (Charles Isherwood)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Mashable (Erin Strecker) (Christopher Kelly)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

The New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Slate (Dan Kois)

Telegraph (Diane Snyder)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

The Washington Post (Peter Marks)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Rounding out the company are David Abeles, Brian Abraham, Shirine Babb, Jess Barbagallo, Olivia Bond, Stephen Bradbury, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Will Coombs, Joshua De Jesus, Jessie Fisher, Richard Gallagher, Susan Heyward, Geraldine Hughes,Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Katie Kreisler, Joey LaBrasca, Andrew Long, Landon Maas, Kathryn Meisle, Angela Reed, Dave Register, Adeola Role, JamesRomney, Nathan Salstone, Malika Samuel, Alanna Saunders, Brooklyn Shuck, David St. Louis, Stuart Ward, Madeline Weinstein, Alex Weisman, and Benjamin Wheelwright playing a variety of characters.

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.

First Look at the Broadway Production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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