The critically acclaimed play recently became the most awarded West End production in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
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.
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.
In the opening scene, set during the final chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2017, Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley send their second son, Albus Severus Potter, on the Hogwarts Express to begin his first year at Hogwarts. Harry is now working in a desk job as the Head of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic, while Ginny is the editor of the sports section of the Daily Prophet. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger also send their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley, on the train. More on TheatreGold DataBase
Brian Abraham *
Jess Barbagallo *
Lauren Nicole Cipoletti *
Joshua De Jesus *
Edward James Hyland
Joey LaBrasca *
Dave Register *
James Romney *
David St. Louis
Alex Weisman *
* Broadway Debut
Photo Credit Manuel Harlan
This new play presents the eighth story in the Harry Potter series. Because of the epic nature of the story it could not fit into the performance time of a traditional single play and consequently will be told in two Parts.
Part One will only be half the story, so the experience would be incomplete without seeing how the story ends. Likewise, if you only see Part Two you may find it hard to follow the story. We do recommend that you try to see both parts consecutively, but if seeing both Parts over consecutive performances does not work for you can see anytime over the season.
The show is suitable for ages 10 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
The Lyric Theatre (previously known as the Foxwoods Theatre) is a Broadway theatre located at 213 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, New York City. The venue has a seating capacity of 1,930 making it the second largest house on Broadway (the Gershwin Theatre is just sightly larger). The theatre was built in 1996–97 on the site of the former Apollo and Lyric Theatres. The Lyric was built in 1903 and hosted Shakespeare plays and such notable new shows as Cole Porter’s Fifty Million Frenchmen, until it was converted to a movie theatre in 1934.
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|213 W 42nd St (between 7 Ave & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10036|
|Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Square|
|Monday – Saturday 10am-8pm Sun 10am – 7pm|
|Theatre is partially wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk|
|Theatre access for disabled visitors is available at the 42nd Street entrance. Please request wheelchair seating from sales representative at time of purchase. Wheelchair seating is located in back of Dress Circle, or “Fly Circle.”|
|Accessible restrooms are located in Circle lobby.|