'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' announces new casting, puts additional tickets on sale
Two previous members of the show's Broadway company have been elevated to lead roles.
Accio casting! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has announced new Broadway casting for the roles of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley. Steve Haggard and Angela Reed will play the parts, respectively, at the Lyric Theatre.
Haggard made his Broadway debut in 2019 as part of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's year two company. Reed was an original Broadway cast member of Cursed Child and originated the role of Ginny in the play's San Francisco production. Haggard is currently in his role, while Reed will join the production on May 3, replacing Erica Sweany.
Additionally, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has put a new block of tickets on sale. Tickets are now available for performances through January 15, 2023.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child centers on the next generation of Hogwarts students: the children of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy. Harry and Draco's sons, Albus and Scorpius, become fast friends at Hogwarts and get swept up in a time-traveling adventure to right past wrongs from Harry and his friends' school days. However, Harry, Ron, and Hermione must get involved once more as the boys unwittingly unleash dark magical forces they'd all long thought were gone.
Jack Thorne wrote the six-time Tony-winning play based on his, J. K. Rowling, and John Tiffany's original story. Cursed Child premiered on Broadway in 2018 as a two-part play, and has been reworked into a one-part play as of 2021.