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Cursed Child Broadway Ticket Information and Prices Released
Posted by Megs

Ticket information for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway has been released this morning. We shared on Facebook over the weekend that fans can register for the chance to get an access code for the first set of tickets! More has been revealed today with full information available on the official website. If you are unsuccessful in securing tickets in this first release, there will be regular opportunities to purchase tickets in the future.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 11AM EDT

Tickets on sale on October 18 will be sold exclusively via TICKETMASTER VERIFIED FAN® to those who have registered and received a unique Access Code.

Registration for Ticket Access will open on Sunday, October 1 at 10am EDT and close on Thursday, October 5 at 10pm EDT.

Performances will be Wednesday – Sunday with opportunities to see both parts on the same day or on consecutive days.

To see both parts together, on the same day or consecutive evenings, purchase tickets for one of the pairings below.
One ticket will secure the same seat for both Part One and Part Two.

WEDNESDAYS: There will be a matinee performance of Part One at 2PM and an evening performance of Part Two at 7:30PM.

THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS: On Thursdays there will be an evening performance of Part One at 7:30PM, and on Fridays, an evening performance of Part Two at 7:30PM. If you choose to see Part One on a Thursday evening, we will automatically book you into Part Two the following Friday evening.

SATURDAYS: There will be a matinee performance of Part One at 2PM and an evening performance of Part Two at 7:30PM.

SUNDAYS: There will be a matinee performance of Part One at 2PM and an evening performance of Part Two at 7:30PM.

Ticket pricing is as follows:

For every performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there will be 300 seats priced at $40 or less per part, and 150 of these seats will be priced at $20 per part. 

Current pricing for performances beginning April 25, 2018: $20, $40, $80, $130, $165 and $199 per part.

Current pricing during previews (March 16 to April 21, 2018): $20, $40, $70, $120, $155 and $189 per part.

Premium tickets are also available for all performances. Standard Ticketmaster service fees apply.

Beginning in previews, every Friday at 1PM EDT, we will release 40 tickets for every performance the following week, for some of the very best seats in the theatre, at an amazingly low price. These tickets are known as ‘The Friday Forty’ and will only be available via the official website.

More information regarding The Friday Forty will be announced at a later date.

Information on TicketMaster Verified Fan:

All those who register and are identified as genuine ticket buyers, not bots or scalpers, will be equally eligible to receive an Access Code. The selection process is randomized to ensure access to tickets is as fair as possible and is in no way influenced by a patron’s Ticketmaster purchase history. Those who receive an Access Code will have the opportunity to purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, October 18. Because of anticipated demand, registering does not guarantee receipt of an Access Code, and receiving an Access Code does not guarantee there will be tickets remaining when you try to purchase. Access Codes will not be delivered until the morning of the onsale and will be required to purchase tickets.

Warning about unofficial ticket sellers:

Please be aware that unofficial ticket sellers may list tickets available for purchase before they go on sale. This practice is called ‘speculative listing’ and we advise our audiences not to trust resellers claiming to have tickets before they are officially released as these tickets are not real. Similarly, unofficial sellers may speculatively list access codes prior to the onsale. No codes have been generated or distributed, and you should not trust anyone trying to sell you a code.

Filed Under: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
J.K. Rowling Appearing on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ This Weekend
Posted by Megs

A new interview with J.K. Rowling will be airing on CBS Sunday Morning on September 24th beginning at 9am. Mark Phillips talks with Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling about the sensation of the London stage (and coming soon to Broadway): “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The show is 90 minutes long and Jo’s segment could air at any point during the show.

This episode launches the 40th anniversary of the show. According to the press release:

America’s #1 Sunday morning news program, will launch its 40th anniversary season with a new set and an exciting lineup of stories that includes profiles of Shania Twain and J.K. Rowling, along with a look at the fall season in art, movies, books and music, on Sunday, Sept. 24 (9:00 AM) on the CBS Television Network.

The broadcast will mark the first reimagining of the signature set since CBS SUNDAY MORNING launched on Jan. 28, 1979.

“The new set is evocative of the one viewers have come to love since the launch of the broadcast,” said CBS SUNDAY MORNING executive producer Rand Morrison. “The goal is to enhance the visual experience for our viewers, while not shocking them with dramatic changes. The colors are refreshed, the building materials updated, and we have a bit more flexibility in what we can do in the studio.”

The previous set was dismantled and the new set constructed in place over the course of a week leading up to the season premiere. The new set (designed by Jack Morton Worldwide) is a round, multi-level creation that provides multiple positions for anchor Jane Pauley. Additional elements, such as thin tower video panels, will be added in the coming weeks.

In addition to profiles of country star Shania Twain by Lee Cowan and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling by Mark Phillips, the Sept. 24 broadcast will feature Susan Spencer’s cover story on the trend in children being given unusual names; 60 MINUTES correspondent Lesley Stahl’s chat with author and bookstore owner Ann Patchett; David Edelstein’s preview of the fall season in movies; Anna Werner’s look at what’s ahead in art; Serena Altschul’s report on a museum filled with artifacts found by sanitation engineer; and Tracy Smith’s interview with Iain Armitage, star of the new CBS comedy YOUNG SHELDON.

Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip.

Filed Under: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, JK Rowling
7 Original Cursed Child Actors Reprising Roles on Broadway; Ticket Release Date Announced
Posted by Megs

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website has been updated to show that seven of the original cast members from the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be reprising their roles for the Broadway debut in New York City! Previews begin March 2018 and the official opening is April 22, 2018. Tickets for the Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will go on sale October 12, 2017 via Ticketmaster Verified Fan® following a required registration period between October 1 – October 5, 2017. The returning cast members are as follows:

  • Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy
  • Sam Clemmett as Albus Severus Potter
  • Alex Price as Draco
  • Jamie Parker as Harry
  • Poppy Miller as Ginny
  • Paul Thornley as Ron
  • Noma Dumezweni as Hermione

From the news release:

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions are pleased to announce casting for the Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Preview performances will begin in New York at the fully renovated Lyric Theatre in March 2018 with an official opening on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Seven members of the award-winning Original West End Company will reunite on stage for the Broadway premiere: 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, JamesRomney, Malika Samuel, Alanna Saunders, David St. Louis, Stuart Ward, Madeline Weinstein, Alex Weisman and Benjamin Wheelwright playing a variety of characters. The cast will also include four children who will alternate two roles.

“We have assembled an extraordinary cast for Broadway,” said director John Tiffany. “Our Cursed Childfamily is growing with 28 brilliant new actors bringing their unique talents to our production. I also can’t wait to dive back into it with seven of our original London cast members reprising their thrilling performances for New York audiences. The adventure continues…”

Mr. Parker, Ms. Dumezweni, Mr. Thornley, Ms. Miller, Mr. Clemmett, Mr. Price and Mr. Boyle are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

More about ticket purchasing:

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11AM EDT via Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, only to those ticket buyers who receive an access code.

Ticket buyers must register with Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, a process put in place to protect genuine ticket buyers from bots and scalpers, for the opportunity to purchase tickets.

Ticket buyers who register, and are verified and randomly selected, will receive an access code that will give them the opportunity to purchase tickets. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration will open on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10AM EDT and close on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10PM EDT.

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday October 12 at 11am EDT.

You will not be able to buy tickets unless you register and receive an access code. However, please note that because of anticipated demand, registering does not guarantee receipt of an access code, and receiving an access code does not guarantee there will be tickets remaining when you try to purchase. The selection process will be randomized to ensure access to tickets is as fair as possible and to protect our customers from bots and ticket scalpers.

If you are unsuccessful in securing tickets in this first release, there will be further opportunities to purchase tickets in the future on a regular basis. Details of further ticket releases will be announced via the official website, social media channels and the official newsletter. There will also be opportunities to purchase late-release tickets, including the weekly release of The Friday Forty.

Filed Under: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Portraits for New London Cast of Cursed Child Released
Posted by Megs

New portraits for the London cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been released, see them here. This new cast starts their run on Wednesday, May 24. Photographer Charlie Gray shot their portraits and a behind the scenes video was also released:

Here’s the new cast:

Harry Potter: Jamie Glover
Ginny Potter: Emma Lowndes
Albus Potter: Theo Ancient
Ron Weasley: Thomas Aldridge
Hermione Granger: Rakie Ayola
Rose Granger-Weasley: Helen Aluko
Draco Malfoy: James Howard
Scorpius Malfoy: Samuel Blenkin

We had the pleasure of seeing James Howard as Draco back in December when he was an understudy for the role and he did an amazing job!

Filed Under: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Cursed Child Officially Coming to Broadway Spring 2018
Posted by Megs

It is finally official! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be coming to Broadway in Spring 2018. The official opening will be April 22nd at the redesigned Lyric Theater. Tickets will go on sale this Autumn and can be purchased only through the official Cursed Child website. You can sign up for updates on the play’s official website.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens on Broadway in the spring of 2018 at the newly renovated Lyric Theatre in New York. The official opening will be on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Ticketing information, performance schedule, casting and further details will be announced in the coming months.

As previously announced, the Lyric Theatre is currently undergoing a complete redesign and transformation in preparation for the North American premiere of the production.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, received its world premiere in June 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London, where it plays to sold-out houses. The critically acclaimed play recently became the most awarded production in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director. The production has won 22 major theatre awards in the UK since opening last July in London, including the Evening Standard Best Play Award.

Written by Olivier and BAFTA Award winner Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winner John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, bringing together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.

Filed Under: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Cursed Child: Definitive Edition Script Release Date; More Tickets Released April 25
Posted by Megs

As we posted when the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book was first announced, there will be a “Definitive Edition” released later this year. This second edition, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production, will be published July 25, 2017.  According to Amazon:

This revised paperback edition updates the “special rehearsal edition” with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the wizarding world prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Additionally, the Cursed Child site announced that another wave of tickets will be released on April 25th. Three months of advance tickets will be released for sale on Tuesday 25 April 2017, at 11am BST, for performances from 2 May 2018 –  22 July 2018. Tickets are priced from £15 per part and for every performance there will be over 300 tickets at £20 or less per part.

Filed Under: Books, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
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