Even if you’re not a die-hard obsessed Harry Potter fan, you can get excited about Pottermore’s latest announcement. The publishing house has made plans to bring Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway sometime in spring 2018.
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The play’s enormous success in London triggered producers Colin Callender and Sonia Friedman to look into arrangements for a location outside of England. The reincarnation of the award-winning play is to be set in Manhattan’s Lyric Theatre. In preparation for The Cursed Child, the space will undergo a complete makeover, specifically designed and transformed for the play. Seating is to be reduced to accommodate 1,500 instead of 1,900 to provide a more “intimate” feel.
In an interview with Pottermore, Friedman stated that the three J’s (Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany) are “great as ever” in response to the monumental news.