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Happy Birthday, Victoria Yeates!

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Victoria Yeates
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Call The Midwife's young Nun - Sister Winifred joins Lorraine to talk about her big storyline in this weekend's episode

Apr 19, 2018

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Actor Birthdays, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Television Programmes

Victoria Yeates will take her place in the wizarding world when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in theaters this November, but the actress, celebrating her birthday today, first burst on the scene four years ago after snagging a role in the critically-acclaimed fan favorite Call the Midwife. The BBC One drama about a …read more!

Happy Birthday to David Tennant!


Apr 18, 2018

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David John McDonald, a.k.a., beloved Scottish actor David Tennant, celebrates his 47th birthday today. Though Tennant is best known to one of pop culture’s most enduring fandoms as the Tenth incarnation of Doctor Who’s iconic Time Lord, he etched a place in Potter history when he played the brief but memorable role of polyjuiced Death …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Lead Jamie Parker Discusses ‘Harry Potter’ Fans & Moving to Broadway


Apr 18, 2018

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is already breaking records on Broadway ahead of its official opening on Sunday 22nd April. After leading actors Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley recently shared what #KeepTheSecrets means to them and their audience, Jamie Parker (who plays Harry in the show, and previously played him for the first year of the …read more!

Urban Stages to Award Jim Dale the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award


Apr 17, 2018

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Urban Stages’ Board of Directors announced that the award-winning Jim Dale will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at their 2018 Gala Benefit celebrating the “Magic of Theater.” Actor Simon Jones will present the award at the Boathouse in Central Park on Monday, May 14. Broadway World broke down the renowned entertainer’s impressive résumé, noting …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Sets Records for Costs and Sales and Sonia Friedman’s ‘1984’ Becomes Tony’s Competition


Apr 16, 2018

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Actor Interviews, Broadway, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News, Noma Dumezweni, Potter News, Producers, Props-Sets, Round-Up, Sonia Friedman, Theater, Theater Round-Up, Thompson, West End

In theater news this week, we revisit the unprecedented success of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, reviewing its record-breaking strides in New York after only a month of previews–and the many reasons behind it. We also address Cursed Child’s Tony’s competition as a new production enters into consideration–and one by Sonia Friedman, at that! We …read more!

Celebrating the Magic of Wizarding Art on World Art Day!

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Apr 15, 2018

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Art, Books, Celebration of Harry Potter, Conventions, Fan Art, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, MinaLima, Movie Art, Movies, News, Potter News, Pottermore, Props-Sets, Studio Tour

In “No Man is an Island,” Thomas Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” This is the magic of art. It is the magic we all experience when we read Harry Potter. We tap into that magic through the art of prose and painting. Both are expressions …read more!

PotterCast #278: LeakyNews


Apr 14, 2018

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In a new episode of PotterCast, Melissa, John and Frak cover Chapter 6 of Harry Potter and the Sorcrer’s / Philosopher’s Stone, and bring back the news round-ups with The Leaky Cauldron’s Senior Editor! New episode! #278, “LeakyNews” — the news roundups are back with Emma from @leaky! Plus Chapter 6 of HPSS, the secret Chocolate …read more!

Weekly Round-up: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Will Evolve to Be “Something Very Shocking”, Catching Up With Daniel Radcliffe & More!


Apr 14, 2018

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Plenty of exciting announcements were made this week, as we received a Potter masterpiece in the form of Brian Selznick’s elaborate mural book covers for Scholastic’s 20th anniversary copies of Harry Potter. Bloomsbury revealed first look images of The Tales of Beedle the Bard illustrated edition by Chris Riddell, and LEGO set up a big Wizarding World reveal …read more!

Reading is Magic: Support the Accio Books campaign during National Library Week


Apr 12, 2018

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It’s National Library Week in the U.S. — April 8-14.  If you are bookish like Hermione, you probably spend a lot of time in libraries year round.  Even if you are a more casual reader, you might make use of your local library occasionally, not only for books but for myriad other resources like DVDs, CDs, computers, …read more!

Friend and Fowl? It’s National Pet Day!


Apr 11, 2018

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“Dogs are a man’s best friend.” Or so the aphorism goes. But devoted pet lovers well know their most beloved of companions come in all shapes and sizes–and from a variety of species. Dogs, cats, fish, bunnies, snakes, hissing cockroaches, pigs, hamsters, ferrets–whether furry, fluffy, slimy or scaly, there is a pet to be found …read more!

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