'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' becomes longest-running show at Lyric Theatre
The six-time Tony Award-winning play, a stage sequel to the book series by J. K. Rowling, has been in performances at the Broadway venue since 2018.
The first revival of 42nd Street previously held the record, having played 1,524 performances at the venue (then called the Ford Center for the Performing Arts) between 2001 and 2005. As of October 2023, Cursed Child has played more than 1,550 performances.
The show centers on the time-traveling adventures of Harry and his friends alongside his son, Albus, and Draco Malfoy's son, Scorpius. Cursed Child opened on Broadway in 2018, two years after its award-winning London world premiere. The Broadway production won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, out of 10 nominations.
The Lyric Theatre underwent extensive renovations in 2017 to accommodate the arrival of Cursed Child. The venue currently has a Harry Potter-themed gift shop and bar, as well as bespoke wall decorations and carpeting in the lobby.
Besides the record for performance length at the Lyric, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also holds the record for the highest-grossing play (non-musical) in Broadway history. The show has also repeatedly broken its own record for the highest-grossing week of sales in Lyric Theatre history.
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