Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Tony-Award winning blockbuster, is gearing up to celebrate its 5th anniversary at the Lyric Theatre in Times Square later this month. Even with the cutthroat competition on the big white way, the play has proven to be a massive success, becoming the most lucrative non-musical production in Broadway history. The show has sold over 2 million tickets with a total sales figure of ver $270 million – it is now booking to 14 January 2024.
The play has also broken several box office records at the Lyric Theatre, including a weekly gross record of $2,671,191 for the week ending January 1, 2023. A week-long series of festivities, culminating in the official anniversary on April 22nd, will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Since its debut on April 22, 2018, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has received critical acclaim and has won six Tony Awards, including Best Play. It has also become the longest-running play on Broadway in the 21st century, providing employment to more than 1,500 artists and theater professionals.
Audience members can experience the magic of the play from the moment they enter the theater’s lobby, with Meta’s tech wizards creating special AR installations. Scanning QR codes throughout the lobby brings portraits, Patronuses, and even the Enchanted Ceiling to life. Fans can also indulge in Hogwarts-inspired treats, from Chocolate Frogs to Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, and wash it all down with a Butterbeer. This unique and immersive experience has made Harry Potter and the Cursed Child one of the must-see destinations for both tourists and New York City residents alike on Broadway.
The Broadway cast includes Steve Haggard as Harry Potter, with Angela Reed as Ginny Potter and Joel Meyers as their son Albus Potter. David Abeles and Jenny Jules play Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and Maya Olivia Thomas plays their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Aaron Bartz plays Draco Malfoy and Erik C. Peterson plays his son Scorpius Malfoy. Imani Jade Powers plays Delphi Diggory.
They are joined by Chadd Alexander, Kevin Rico Angulo, Chelsey Arce, Quinn Blades, Ebony Blake, Darby Breedlove, Ted Deasy, Irving Dyson Jr., Kira Fath, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Chance Marshaun Hill, Edward James Hyland, Nick Hyland, Jax Jackson, Jack Koenig, Spencer LaRue, Rachel Leslie, Samaria Nixon-Fleming, Erik Evan Olson, Alexandra Peter, Dan Piering, William Rhem Jr., Kiaya Scott, Stephen Spinella, Tom Stephens, Karen Janes Woditsch and Brittany Zeinstra.
The original London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to be a mainstay of London’s West End with the multi-award winning production now booking into March 2024.
Palace Theatre, London