The Tony Award-winning Best Play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II, is preparing a new cast to enter the Broadway production. Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender announced that the new Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently in rehearsals to begin performances on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Lyric Theatre following the final performance of the current cast on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Entering the acclaimed production will be James Snyder, who will play Harry Potter, Diane Davis as Ginny Potter, and Nicholas Podany as their son Albus Potter. Matt Mueller will play Ron Weasley with Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger and Nadia Brown as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Playing Draco Malfoy will be Jonno Roberts with Bubba Weiler as his son Scorpius Malfoy.
They are joined by Aaron Bartz, Will Carlyon, Kimberly Dodson, Patrick Du Laney, Sara Farb, Jonathan Gordon, Steve Haggard, Eva Kaminsky, Jack Koenig, Rachel Leslie, Sarita Amani Nash, Fiona Reid, Katherine Reis, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Antoinette Robinson, Stephen Spinella, Tom Patrick Stephens, Erica Sweany and Karen Janes Woditsch along with returning cast members Brian Thomas Abraham, Olivia Bond, Stephen Bradbury, James Brown III, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Zoë Feigelson, Jack Hatcher, Edward James Hyland, Joey LaBrasca, Landon Maas, James Romney and Alex Weisman playing a variety of characters.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is a two-part play intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.
The play continues the story of our favorite wizard created by J.K. Rowling and the characters that inhabit her magical world of her popular book series. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany created the story and Thorne adapted it into a stage play. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which premiered in London’s West End, is directed by John Tiffany.
“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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