Harry Potter and the Cursed Child welcomes the Year 2 cast to Broadway
The new cast begins performances in the two-part, Tony Award-winning "Best Play" at the Lyric Theatre tonight.
Get ready to be stupefied! The "Year 2" cast of the Tony Award-winning "Best Play" Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two begins performances at the Lyric Theatre tonight, as scheduled.
The new principal cast members (pictured above) include James Snyder (as Harry Potter), Jenny Jules (as Hermione Granger), Matt Mueller (as Ron Weasley), Diane Davis (as Ginny Potter), Nicholas Podany (as Albus Potter), Jonno Roberts (as Draco Malfoy), Bubba Weiler (as Scorpius Malfoy), and Nadia Brown (as Rose Granger-Weasley).
They are joined by new ensemble members Aaron Bartz, Catherine Ashmore Bradley, Will Carlyon, Grace DeAmicis,Kimberly Dodson, Patrick Du Laney, Sara Farb, Jonathan Gordon, Steve Haggard, Eva Kaminsky, Jack Koenig, Rachel Leslie, Zell Steele Morrow, Sarita Amani Nash, Jack Pravda, Fiona Reid, Katherine Reis, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Antoinette Robinson, Stephen Spinella, Tom Patrick Stephens, Erica Sweany and Karen Janes Woditsch, who join returning company members Brian Thomas Abraham, Stephen Bradbury, James Brown III, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Edward James Hyland, Joey LaBrasca, James Romney and Alex Weisman.
Original principal cast members Tony Award nominee Jamie Parker (who played Harry Potter), Tony Award nominee Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley), Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy), Tony Award nominee Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy), and Susan Heyward (Rose Granger-Weasley) all played their final performances in their respective roles on March 17.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, set 19 years after the last Rowling novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and the first official stage production of the Harry Potter franchize. The play is performed in two parts with the option for audience members to attend either both parts in the same day or on seperate days.
The Broadway premiere began previews at the Lyric Theatre on March 16, 2018, ahead of an official opening on April 22 to rave reviews.
Synopsis: "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."
Under the direction of John Tiffany, the creative team behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe, movement by Steven Hoggett, scenic design by Christine Jones, costume design by Katrina Lindsay, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Gareth Fry, and illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison.
The world premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opened at London's Palace Theatre on July 30, 2016, following previews from June 7, and went on to make Olivier Awards history in April 2017 by scooping a record-breaking nine awards, including "Best New Play". The Broadway production took home a total of six Tony Awards in 2018, including "Best Play".
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets are available now for performances through to September 29, 2019.
(Photos by Matthew Murphy)