‘Cursed Child’ Broadway Announces First “Friday Forty”


Mar 02, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Sticking with the West End production of Cursed Child‘s tradition, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway has announced its very first round of Friday Forty tickets!

The first round will release on March 9th, and from then on, every Friday at 1:00pm ET, 40 tickets for every performance the following week will be released for the very best seats at the Lyric Theatre, at a discounted rate of just $40 ($20 per part).

Information from the official press release is as follows:

“Entries will be accepted via TodayTix each Friday from 12:01 AM ET until 1:00 PM ET for the following week’s performances. Winners will be notified between 1:00 PM ET and 5:00 PM ET.

Winners pay $40 total ($20 per Part) per person, securing a seat for both Part One and Part Two in consecutive performances the following week. Winners are able to purchase a maximum of two tickets for both Part One and Part Two in one transaction. Winners can pickup tickets at the box office on the day of their performance.

To ensure that as many people as possible have the chance to access these low price tickets, they are only available to buy via the official website, TodayTix.com or the TodayTix App. It is not possible to purchase these tickets in person at the Lyric Theatre or anywhere else.”

Ticket registration and purchasing has been just as high demand as the opening of Cursed Child on West End, and as rehearsals began in January, we’re sure the team are raring to go! The production begins preview performances on March 16, 2018 and the official opening is April 22, 2018 at the fully renovated Lyric Theatre (214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY).

Winning 22 major awards in the UK, and winning the most awards in the history of the Olivier Awards, we’re sure the show will have the same impact in the U.S.!

Seven members of the award-winning Original West End Company will reunite on stage for the Broadway premiere: Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley) with Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy). They will be joined by David AbelesBrian AbrahamShirine BabbJess BarbagalloOlivia BondStephen BradburyLauren Nicole CipolettiWill CoombsJoshua De JesusJessie FisherRichard GallagherSusan HeywardGeraldine HughesEdward James HylandByron JenningsKatie KreislerJoey LaBrascaAndrew LongLandon MaasKathryn MeisleAngela ReedDave RegisterAdeola RoleJames RomneyNathan SalstoneMalika SamuelAlanna SaundersBrooklyn ShuckDavid St. LouisStuart WardMadeline WeinsteinAlex Weisman and Benjamin Wheelwright playing a variety of characters.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. US Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA. UK Casting by Julia Horan, CDG.

Special Access Performances of the show have also been scheduled. The performances of Part One and Part Two on Saturday, August 11, 2018 and Wednesday, January 9, 2019 will be Open Captioned. The performances of Part One and Part Two on Saturday, August 25, 2018 and Wednesday, January 23, 2019 will be Audio Described.

Find out more more and sign up for additional tickets here. Best of luck for the first Friday Forty! Remember to head back to either the official website www.HarryPotterThePlay.comTodayTix.com or the TodayTix App each Friday from 12:01 AM ET until 1:00 PM ET for the following week’s performances.

Finally, let us know if you’ll be at the first preview performance on March 16th!

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