'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to host fifth anniversary celebration

The six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway play based on J. K. Rowling's hit book and movie series will host giveaways and more during its 5 Days of Magic event.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The magic continues! To celebrate its five-year anniversary on Broadway in April 2023, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will host 5 Days of Magic, a series of special events taking place during Broadway performances from April 19-23.

First, a presentation from the New York City Mayor’s Office will take place at the April 19 matinee performance. On April 20, fans can see a video of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway cast performing a scene from the show at the Edge, an observation sky deck in Midtown Manhattan.

The April 21 performance will offer an in-person lottery for $5 tickets. Entrants can enter the lottery at the Lyric Theatre, where Cursed Child plays, beginning at 4:30 p.m., and the drawing will take place at 5 p.m. ahead of the 7 p.m. show.

Entrants will also have the chance to win other Harry Potter-themed prizes including full sets of the book series, Funko Pop collectibles, Hogwarts notebooks and copies of the book Harry Potter: Feasts and Festivities by Insight Editions, Harry Potter LEGO sets, and a Hogwarts Legacy game and PlayStation 5 console bundle.

April 22 is the actual anniversary of Cursed Child's Broadway opening. Audiences at both of that day's performances will receive a commemorative gift. Finally, there will be giveaways and special guest appearances at the performance on April 23.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened on Broadway in 2018 after premiering in London in 2016. The official eighth installment of the Harry Potter series, the play follows Harry and his friends, along with their children, on a time-traveling adventure to right past wrongs and save the Wizarding World.

In 2018, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won six Tony Awards, including Best Play. Harry Potter book author J. K. Rowling co-wrote the story along with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

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Photo credit: The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

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