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Scholastic to Publish ‘Beedle the Bard’ Illustrated Edition


Apr 22, 2018

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As we know, Harry Potter U.K. publishers Bloomsbury will be publishing an illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, to be illustrated by Chris Riddell (see a sneak preview here!). U.S. publisher Scholastic also appear to be publishing their own version of the classic wizarding stories, to be fully illustrated by artist Lisbeth Zwerger. The update comes from Amazon, where the …read more!

Raise Your Wands to the Late Verne Troyer


Apr 21, 2018

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It is with heavy hearts that we report on the death of Verne Troyer, who sadly passed away today, aged 49. WARNING: Depression, suicide.  Leaky learned of his passing from a post from his team on his official Facebook page, which warns of the importance of taking mental health seriously, and the need to show empathy and …read more!

Weekly Round-up: ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Reunion, Dan Fogler’s Reddit AMA & More!

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Apr 21, 2018

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As Cursed Child prepares for its premiere on Broadway this Sunday (which J.K. Rowling will highly likely be attending), we’ve have many exciting updates in the Wizarding World, including honours for audiobook reader Jim Dale, an interview with Cursed Child lead Jamie Parker, and records broken by the show. We also celebrated World Art Day with discussions on …read more!

J.K. Rowling Visits ‘Cursed Child’ Theatre Ahead of Broadway Premiere & Sonia Friedman Makes TIME 100!


Apr 20, 2018

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UPDATED: See video of J.K. Rowling’s surprise visit to the Broadway Cursed Child cast below! Magic is in the air in as the award-winning Harry Potter play sets the stage for its premiere on Broadway this Sunday.  Not only is J.K. Rowling in town for the big event, but the show’s creators and actors are …read more!

Happy Birthday, 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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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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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!

GIVEAWAY: ‘Strike: Career of Evil’ DVD Sneak Peak (& Featurette with J.K. Rowling!)


Apr 16, 2018

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As previously reported on Leaky, Strike – Career of Evil, based on J.K. Rowling’s third Cormoran Strike novel, will be available to own on DVD from 16th April 2018, as well as a box set of the entire Strike series so far.  What’s more, we’re giving away one copy of the Career of Evil DVD to a lucky U.K. based …read more!

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