American Harry Potter fans, better start gathering your Galleons: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has a date for its Broadway opening.
The two-part play first opened at London’s Palace Theatre in July 2016, racking up a record nine Olivier Awards and sending Harry Potter fans scrambling for tickets. Now, producers have announced that Cursed Child will make its Broadway premiere on April 22, 2018, at the Lyric Theatre.
The Broadway transfer was first announced a few months ago, along with plans to renovate the Lyric Theatre to meet the specifications of the show. Casting information has yet to be revealed, so it remains to be seen whether any of the British cast will reprise their roles on Broadway.
Writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany developed the original story with J.K. Rowling, and The Cursed Child picks up 19 years after the conclusion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The play follows the now-adult Harry, who works at the Ministry of Magic and finds himself overworked and struggling to connect with his young son Albus.
Tickets for Cursed Child’s Broadway run will go on sale this fall.