Wands at the ready! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Broadway opening date may be set for as early as next year.
The New York Post reports that The Cursed Child may move into New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theater “next season,” meaning in 2017. The venue is currently home to Kinky Boots, which has been there since April 2013.
It aligns with previous rumor mill reports stating that the eighth Harry Potter story was coming to Broadway sooner rather than later. One reason for the rush to bring it to the States may have to do with how strong ticket sales have been in the U.K. — it’s currently sold out through the end of 2017.
Naturally, demand for The Cursed Child on Broadway will be very high. Despite mixed reviews for the script book, all show attendees (including this writer) have been wow’d by the magic happening on stage.
Furthermore, J.K. Rowling has promised that we’d all get to see the play (in some fashion):
If demand is there – remember, it's still at preview stage! – it will run for a long time AND tour – you'll see it! https://t.co/Vi4NMyCKLD
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 11, 2016
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The two-part play opened on July 30 at the West End’s Palace Theater. The Cursed Child tickets are sold out until the end of 2017, with no further dates currently on sale. That said, the play is putting 40 dirt-cheap seats on sale every Friday. And the seats are very good!
Americans: Will you try to get tickets for ‘The Cursed Child’ on Broadway?
“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children,” reads the play’s official synopsis. “While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”