Pottermore OFFICIALLY Says “Cursed Child” in talks to Open on Broadway in 2018


Dec 01, 2016

Posted by: Catherine | Comments

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Pottermore just announced that Broadway talks for J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany’s Harry Potter play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, are officially underway. The lengthy article gave an estimated date of 2018, and the Lyric Theater as Cursed Child’s New York home.

Pottermore reports:


After a hugely successful, award-winning opening at London’s Palace Theatre in the summer, discussions to bring Cursed Child to Broadway are now in their final stages, with major theatre owner Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) planning a huge multi-million-dollar transformation of the New York’s Lyric Theatre in preparation for its big, Broadway opening.

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender, along with set designer Christine Jones, talked to Pottermore about the momentous news, choosing a new venue, and how it feels to be taking Cursed Child across the pond.

‘The moment we opened in the West End, the inevitable question was ‘when are you going to Broadway?’ Sonia told us.

‘So we brought the creative team to New York in September this year to look at many of the beautiful theatres in New York city.’

When the redesigned Lyric was presented to us as an idea and what the possibilities could be, we re-thought the whole thing and totally fell in love with the notion of a theatre being created especially for the Cursed Child, overseen by designer Christine and our director John Tiffany,’ Sonia explained.



The entire article talks about the decisions made and the excitement felt by the three J’s (John, Jack, and Jo) and Sonia. It can be read here.


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