‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is coming to Broadway


J.K. Rowling‘s follow-up to the Harry Potter franchise is coming to America. Her Cursed Child script sold more than 2 million copies during its first two days in stores last year. Now the older and more cranky Harry will get a crack at Broadway.

Pottermore on Thursday revealed via Twitter that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, set a generation after the events in the beloved children’s books, will debut April 22, 2018, at the Lyric Theatre in New York City. The theater will get a large-scale renovation for the event, according to Pottermore.

The original-recipe version of Cursed Child was a runaway success last year in London’s West End. It won nine Olivier Awards (like the Tonys, but British), which set a record. Tickets will go on sale in the fall via the Cursed Child website.

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.