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Students: Join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge


May 09, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Books, Companion Books, Contests, Education, Jim Kay, News, Scholastic

Scholastic, publisher of the U.S. versions of the Harry Potter books, hosts an annual Summer Reading Challenge  as a way to encourage students to keep reading over the summer break.  Students who read when school is not in session are much more likely to retain learning—not that Harry Potter fans need an excuse to read …read more!

Teacher Appreciation Week: Ravenclaw House


May 09, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Events, Interactive, News

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (and Teacher Appreciation Day!), so we’re marking the occasion by celebrating the careers of Hogwarts professors, focusing on each Head of House! Today’s spotlight shines on Head of Ravenclaw,  Filius Flitwick, who also served as Charms professor at Hogwarts during Harry and his parents’ time at the school, and is a truly remarkable and caring …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ News: Vote for Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and Tune In to Jamie Parker on The Tonight Show!


May 09, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is dominating this season’s award news with nominations rolling in for the Drama Desk Awards, the NY Drama Critics Circle Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards and, of course, the Tony Awards–though perhaps the ones that should garner the most attention come not from the critics, but from the …read more!

Upcoming Additions to Hogwarts Mystery and a Few Helpful Hints


May 08, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fans, Fun, Games, Interactive, Interviews, Misc, News

As most Potter fans know, the mobile roleplay game Hogwarts Mystery was released late last month and reviews, as well as reader feedback, has been mixed. Many are as enthusiastic with the gameplay as they were going in, choosing their avatar, taking classes, completing tasks and working their way through their first spellbinding year at …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Leads Outer Critics Circle Award Wins, Tony Nominees Appear at Press Junket, Interviews and More!


May 07, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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The biggest theater news of the past week was the highly-anticipated announcement of the Tony Awards nominations on Tuesday, May 1–and, as expected, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child made a magical showing, bringing in 10 nominations after leaving audiences and critics alike spell-bound! Though it would be easy to hang on Tony Awards news …read more!

Teacher Appreciation Week: Slytherin House

ALAN Rickman as Professor Severus Snape in Warner Bros. PicturesÕ fantasy adventure movie ÒHARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Ð PART 2,Ó a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Ê

May 07, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Books, Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

When thinking of Teacher Appreciation week, Slytherin House may not be what comes to mind when searching for examples of exemplary professors, either as instructors in the classroom or as mentors outside of it–especially since the most notable Slytherin teacher of recent memory is Head of House (well, pre-1997!) Severus Snape. Snape was unsentimental, unapproachable …read more!

Weekly Round-up: Evanna Lynch Supports Save the Asian Elephants, Warwick Davis Celebrates #Maythe4th, Miriam Margolyes Joins Call the Midwife and More!


May 05, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Some momentous events were celebrated and memorialized in the Wizarding World during the past week. After a week of glowing reviews, the New York production of the award-winning stage phenomenon Harry Potter and the Cursed Child received ten Tony Award nominations including Best Actor for Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Best Featured Actor for Anthony …read more!

Remembering the Battle of Hogwarts 20 Years Later


May 02, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Books, Events, Fandom, FAQs, Films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

The Battle of Hogwarts was a definable turning point in wizarding history as defenders of freedom and justice–ordinary students, teachers, parents, ministry employees–brought about the downfall of one of the greatest dark wizards of all time, toppling his despotic pureblood reign. It was a brief moment in the grander scheme of time which memorialized in …read more!

Alfred Enoch to Star in ‘RED’ on London’s West End


May 01, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Enoch, Enoch Interviews, HP Cast, News

As previously reported by Leaky, Alfred Enoch (Harry Potter‘s Dean Thomas) will star in a new revival production of RED at Wyndham’s Theatre on London’s West End, with preview performances beginning this week! The show tells the story of Mark Rothko (played by Alfred Molina, who is returning to the role for this revival performance), an artist commissioned to …read more!

Ten is the Magic Number! Cursed Child Brings Tony Nominations Home to Hogwarts


May 01, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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Just two weeks after the Boy Who Lived made his debut on the Great White Way, it’s evident that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has cast a spell on Broadway. The acclaimed stage depiction of the eighth installment of the Harry Potter saga has earned ten Tony Award nominations including the coveted Best Play. …read more!

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