‘It feels like home’: rehearsals begin for Cursed Child on Broadway

The Pottermore News Team

Overhead shot of the Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 2018
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway Company. Photography by Manuel Harlan.

Potter fans in America will be rather pleased to know that the New York Cursed Child cast have started rehearsals for their upcoming Broadway run. Here’s how they’re getting on…

The actors who brought some of our favourite Harry Potter characters to life on stage for the first time in London’s West End are back – and this time, they’re on Broadway!

The acting company, which features seven members of the original West End cast along with a fantastic new group of actors, are currently hard at work rehearsing for the play, which opens in New York this spring. Previews for the show begin 16 March, while the official opening is 22 April, at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre.

The original story for Cursed Child was conceived by director John Tiffany, writer Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling, opening in the UK in 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London. Since its World Premiere, the play has won 22 major theatre awards including a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards.

Jamie Parker talked about his excitement returning to the title role of Harry Potter.

‘We’re hitting the ground running,’ he said. ‘They’ve [the new company members and creative team] achieved an extraordinary amount in the last couple of weeks and they really know what they’re doing. We’re kind of just gearing up to remember it all and get it back in our bodies and minds – but it’s great, it feels like home.’

As well as Jamie, Broadway’s cast also includes the return of Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni, once again playing Harry’s long-standing best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter. Alex Price is back as Draco Malfoy, and is reuniting with Anthony Boyle as his son, Scorpius. Sam Clemmett will also be back reprising his role as Albus Potter, Harry’s troubled son who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Scorpius for a brand-new adventure.

As these new images show, the new Broadway company look like they’re all hard at work, rehearsing the production and getting ready for that all important Broadway Premiere.

Broadway cast group shot from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway Company. Photography by Manuel Harlan.

More tickets for Cursed Child on Broadway will be released on 7 February through registration only, with further tickets released as and when available from 8 February. Remember, for the best chance of getting access to tickets you will need to register with Ticketmaster Verified Fan in order to be randomly selected to receive an access code, so make sure to keep an eye on the official social channels and the Cursed Child Broadway newsletter to be notified when registration opens!

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