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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Summary

  • Show Status: Currently playing at the Lyric Theatre
  • Genre: Play
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is 3 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission of 20 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 16, 2018
  • Show Opened: April 22, 2018
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Based on the renowned Harry Potter novel and film series. The play takes place after the Potter gang have all grown up and this leaves Harry's son to defeat evil.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway Background

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came to Broadway following a proven track record of critical acclaim and strong ticket sales in London's West End.

The show came to Broadway to delight audiences of the Harry Potter books and the movies, as well people who are not familiar with either. Directed by John Tiffany (Once), this show came to life on Broadway in the re-conceived Lyric Theatre. This theatre has been transformed into a new behemoth venue to accommodate this large and exciting production.

Harry Potter Initially Two Separate Plays Part 1 and Part 2 2018-2020

At the original opening, the show was initially divided into two separate plays. Parts One and Two, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the first brand-new story by J.K. Rowling about Harry Potter in almost a decade. The show takes place nineteen years after the events that are seen in the very first novel, Harry Potters and the Deathly Hallows.

This theatrical production follows Harry James Potter, who is now a pen-pushing government employee at the Ministry of Magic, along with his son, Albus Severus Potter. A dark chain of events unfolds in this show.

Two Plays Were Finally Rolled Into One - Post COVID Hiatus 2021

For the two years prior to COVID-19, the show was shown in two different parts, requiring two separate tickets often on different days, with a total running time of about 6 hours. This was 2 hours and 40 minutes long for the first part, and the second part was 2 hours and 35 minutes long. Featuring a cast of over 30 individuals, the two-part show could be seen either back to back on the same day, or over the course of two separate days.

This caused no end of confusion and was seen as a money grab by the greedy JK Rowling who appears was trying to maximize the return on her Potter brand. Rowling knew that there is a small window before the brand falls out of favor with the TIK-TOK and Snapchat generation coming through that are rejecting this kind of fantasy-magic show format and instead focusing on 2 minute cat videos.

The One Part Version of the Show Reopened Post Covid 2021

The new one-part show reopened on Broadway November 12, 2021 at the Lyric Theatre following its COVID-19 hiatus. The show is now presented as one show instead of the two original parts. The new abridged version of the show now runs at 3 hours and 30 minutes, with 15 minute intermission.

Critics Lamented That the Former Two-Part Show Was Overly Long and Repetitive

The original 2-part show was repetitive and a bit boring through its six hour total length. Playwright Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and author J.K. Rowling, worked on a new condensed version of the show, which was easy enough to do.

Critics complained of falling asleep at this show and only occasionally woke up to wipe away their excess dribble. Potter super-fans however lapped up every moment at the show, but producers know that these Potter fanatics are getting older and becoming far fewer in numbers as time goes on.

Show Shifts After The Covid Gap Rework

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender realized that the show could start appealing to the the more mainstream again and they took the COVID hiatus as an opportunity to rework the show, away from Potter fanatics and more towards a general audience.

The new one-parter show will sells better in the post COVID-19 economy, where ticket buyers and NYC visitors are a great deal more scarce. No parent in their right mind would now let their child come to NYC by themselves. There is a realization that we're not in Kansas anymore.

The Show is Not a Straight Play, or a Musical - It Is More Like a Theme Park Show

The Harry Potter show is decidedly not a musical (at the behest of JK Rowling), as it does not feature any singing, although there is a great deal of music in the show.

The show has many lower priced ticket options and has seen large numbers of children and younger adults coming to the show who have never seen a Broadway show before, often as high as 30% of the audience.

It is this demographic that has been used to paying $10 for a Harry Potter book or $15 to see the movie, that would find it hard to pay over $150 for the show, so Harry Potter offers many lower priced ticket options to draw them in, including a lottery, standing room only and Verified Fan ticket sales that sell for upwards of $25 per ticket.

Post Pandemic Reopening Date:

Open: November 12, 2021

What’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Like?

Harry Potter is a timeless character whose engrossing magical travails have delighted those of all ages for many years through the magic of the movies.

In an entirely new production, based on the first original story about Harry Potter in almost a decade, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not a shabby remake of a novel or one of the films. Rather, it takes the concept of Harry Potter to the next level.

The Show Is About Albus Potter And Not Focused on The (Now Grown-Up) Harry Potter

In this story, Harry is a grown up with a son of his own, and together, father and son take on a series of adventures that are as magical and imaginative as any of the Harry Potter tales. In a production by the visionary director John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a fantastically conceived show in the Lyric Theatre, which has been entirely altered for this production.

The show was set in two parts, which means that fans need to see both shows to see how it all turns out. The show is now shown as a condensed one-parter.

With a son of his own, and together, father and son take on a series of adventures that are as magical and imaginative as any of the Harry Potter tales. In a production by the visionary director John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a fantastically conceived show in the Lyric Theatre, which has been entirely altered for this behemoth production.

Is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Good for Kids?

The show is most suitable for those aged 10 and above. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

The producers recommend that anyone coming to see this show would benefit by reading the synopsis of the fourth book in the series, at the very least. Having said that, the show does give enough exposition for adults who are unfamiliar with the whole Harry Potter phenomenon to play catch up pretty quickly.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Ticket Lottery and Rush Schedule

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Theatre Information

Lyric Theatre

213 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Seats: 1,829
Entrance: There are two entrances to this theatre: 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Ave and 43rd Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

Lyric Theatre Seating Chart

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Cast Members

Harry Potter
James Snyder
Hermione Granger
Jenny Jules
Ron Weasley
Matt Mueller
Ginny Potter
Diane Davis
Albus Potter
Nicholas Podany
Draco Malfoy
Jonno Roberts
Scorpius Malfoy
Bubba Weiler

Past Cast Members

Harry Potter
Jaime Parker
Hermione Granger
Noma Dumezweni
Ron Weasley
Paul Thornley
Ginny Potter
Poppy Miller
Albus Potter
Sam Clemmett
Draco Malfoy
Alex Price
Scorpius Malfoy
Anthony Boyle


Sonia Friedman at Sonia Friedman Productions

Colin Callender

Harry Potter Theatrical

Production Credits

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Company Manager
Adam Jackson
Production Manager
Juniper Street Productions
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan Casting
Advertising Representative
Press Agent
Production Stage Manager
Rolt Smith

Creative Team

Based on a Story by
JK Rowling
Jack Thorne
John Tiffany
Christine Jones
Katrina Lindsay
Neil Austin
Gareth Fry
Original Music
Imogen Heap
Jamie Harrison
Musical Supervision & Arrangements
Martin Lowe
Steven Hoggett