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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Extra tickets to be released for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender have announced more tickets are to be released for the Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which begins performances in March 2018.

Following a successful run at London's Palace Theatre, the eighth story in J.K. Rowling's saga is set to begin previews on March 16, with an official opening taking place on April 22 at the Lyric Theatre.

Tickets for all performances from March 16, 2018 to March 9, 2019 will be made available on February 7, 2018 at 11am ET.

Friedman and Callendar said they were "eager to make more tickets available for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as soon as possible".

Based on an original story by Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is presented in two parts, has a book by Thorne and is directed by John Tiffany. It continues to play sold-out houses in London, where it won a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards.

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 the 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.

Seven members of the original London cast transfer to Broadway with the production: Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley) with Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy).

They will be joined by David Abeles, Brian Abraham, Shirine Babb, Jess Barbagallo, Stephen Bradbury, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Joshua De Jesus, Jessie Fisher, Richard Gallagher, Susan Heyward, Geraldine Hughes, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Katie Kreisler, Joey LaBrasca, Andrew Long, Kathryn Meisle, Angela Reed, Dave Register, Adeola Role, James Romney, Malika Samuel, Alanna Saunders, David St. Louis, Stuart Ward, Madeline Weinstein, Alex Weisman and Benjamin Wheelwright playing a variety of characters.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child runs at the Lyric Theatre from March 16, 2018.

- by Will Longman

Photo credit © Manuel Harlan

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