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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sets Broadway opening for 2018

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May 8, 2017, 10:12 PM EDT (Updated)

If you’ve been dying to see the next chapter of Harry Potter, but didn’t have the cash for a trip to London, we have some great news.

The hit London play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has finally lined up its Broadway opening. The play will go live April 22, 2018, in New York at the Lyric Theatre, and is expected to be just as massively successful as the London run. The story is set two decades after the original Harry Potter novels, and was conceived by original author J.K Rowling, along with writers Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

The story focuses on an adult Harry Potter, now working at the Ministry of Magic, and his son Albus Severus Potter, who is preparing to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It's basically the sequel fans have been clamoring to see. Just, you know, as a stage play.

The New York Times reports tickets for the two-part play will go on sale this fall, and audiences can see it in two parts across two nights, or in marathon showings. Over the next year, the Lyric will be heavily renovated to prepare for the play. The theater will drop one-fifth of its seats to create a more intimate environment for the non-musical performance.

The opening of Cursed Child looks to be a major event next year, and you just know Harry Potter fans will be lining up to see this thing. Who knows, maybe it’ll take a bit of heat off the years-long wait list for Hamilton tickets?

(Via The New York Times)