When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened on stage last summer, it was met with high praise with audiences and critics alike (though avid book fans were less than pleased with the book version of the play’s script). The play ended up garnering nine Oliviers, and that success has led to the creation of what will be Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, with several of the play’s cast remaining on board for the musical adaptation.

Seven members of the West End company will be reprising their roles when the Broadway show opens next April, including main trio Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni, and Anthony Boyle. Sam Clemmett will reprise his role as Harry and Ginny’s son Albus, as well as Paul Thornley (Ron), Poppy Miller (Ginny), and Alex Price (Draco). Among the new actors to the show are Byron Jennings, Kathryn Meisle, and David Abeles.

The story will follow very closely to the original J.K. Rowling story which takes place 20 years following the events of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” in which a new menace rises up that the original Hogwarts characters and their children must all face.

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