Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will tour Melbourne, Princess Theatre in January 2019. The producers of the play Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender say:
“We’re so thrilled that Melbourne is Cursed Child’s next home and can’t wait to move into the gorgeous Princess Theatre soon. Our design team have been working closely with the Princess to renovate and redesign parts of the theatre – to not only make it more comfortable for audiences but add an additional touch of magic to the beautiful landmark. We look forward to sharing more production news over the coming months.”
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The six Tony Award winning production is presented in two parts on the same day. The audience has to buy tickets for both to watch the play in toto.
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 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.
The play has been written by Olivier and BAFTA Award winner Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony Award winner John Tiffany. It is the first Harry Potter story to be set up for the stage.
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Cast for the Broadway show are from the Original West End Company:
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 are joined by David Abeles, Brian Abraham, Shirine Babb, Jess Barbagallo, Olivia Bond, Stephen Bradbury, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Will Coombs, Joshua De Jesus, Jessie Fisher, Richard Gallagher, Susan Heyward, Geraldine Hughes, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Katie Kreisler, Joey LaBrasca, Andrew Long, Landon Maas, Kathryn Meisle, Angela Reed, Dave Register, Adeola Role, James Romney, Nathan Salstone, Malika Samuel, Alanna Saunders, Brooklyn Shuck, David St. Louis, Stuart Ward, Madeline Weinstein, Alex Weisman and Benjamin Wheelwright playing a variety of characters.
Music and arrangements
ILLUSIONS AND MAGIC
MUSIC SUPERVISION AND ARRANGEMENTS
Sonia Friedman productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Productions.
The production would travel to San Francisco in fall 2019 in the US.
24 Major awards in the UK
Most awarded production in the history of Britain's Olivier Awards
6 Tony Awards
6 Outer Circle Awards
5 Drama Desk Awards
THE PREVIEW PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 16, 2019. REGULAR PERFORMANCES START ON FEBRUARY 25. SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAILING LIST TO BOOK TICKETS AT HARRYPOTTERTHEPLAY.COM.
ONCE TH EPREVIEW FINISH ON JAN 16, THE OFFICIAL OPENING WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 25.
THE MELBOURNE SCHEDULE IS SAME A S LONDON:
Wednesday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
Thursday – 7:30 PM Part One
Friday – 7:30 PM Part Two
Saturday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
Sunday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two
THE CASTING DETAILS ARE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED.