‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Come to Broadway


FILE - This July 30, 2016 photo shows the Palace Theatre in central London which is showing a stage production of, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." The script “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two” sold more than 2 million print copies in North America in its first two days of publication, Scholastic announced Wednesday, Aug. 3. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

The Broadway run is bound to be just as spectacular. Producer Sonia Friedman said some New York theaters were considered for the transfer, with the Lyric Theatre on West 42nd Street eventually winning out.

Currently, the home of Cirque du Soleil show Paramour, the Lyric will be dramatically reconfigured to accommodate Cursed Child. The New York Times reports the famously cavernous theater will lose a fifth of its 1,900 seats, making it a more intimate space that brings us even closer to Hogwarts.

The new production is also expected to run concurrently with the London production, meaning a new cast will be required to play grown-up versions of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, as well as other beloved characters.

Fewer seats can only mean one thing, of course: Even fewer tickets. Given how successful the play has been in London, however, not to mention the dedication of Harry Potter fans worldwide, it’s expected to have a very long run indeed when it opens in 2018.

 Will you be in line?