After performing spells on British audiences, it has been officially announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the theatrical expansion of J.K Rowling‘s Harry Potter universe, will come over to Broadway.

The play’s U.S. debut has been set for April 22, 2018. Harry Potter will play at the Lyric Theatre, the second largest theatre on Broadway. Still, the theatre is expected to be renovated in order to meet the demands of the predictably popular show.

Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the events of the final book of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In the play, Albus Potter, Harry and Ginny Weasley’s son, and Scorpius, Draco Malfoy’s son, deal with the legacy of the parents while attending Hogwarts. They travel back in time to change things for, what they believe to be, the better, but only make things worse.

Cursed Child is split up into two shows and audiences have the choice to watch them back to back or watch them on separate nights, or so is the case on its current run on the West End.

John Tiffany, the director of the show in London, will continue to direct once the show comes to the U.S. Tiffany won an Olivier award for his direction of the show. In fact, Cursed Child set the record for most Olivier’s won, with nine.

Jamie Parker, who plays Harry, Noma Dumezweni, who plays Hermione, and Anthony Boyle, who plays Scorpius Malfoy, all won Olivier’s for their respective performances.

Although the date has been set for Cursed Child‘s Broadway debut, casting decisions have not been announced – but they are expected to be in the coming weeks. It is possible, however, that some of the members of the award winning British cast reprise their roles state-side.


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