Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues its magical winning streak by getting some Tony love. The massively successful play based on a short story by J.K. Rowling has nabbed 10 Tony Award nominations, including one for Best Play.
The two-part play written by Jack Thorne takes place 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and focuses on Harry’s and Ginny’s son, Albus Potter.
In addition to Best Play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also picked up the following nominations:
• Best Leading Actor in a Play (Jamie Parker)
• Best Featured Actor in a Play (Anthony Boyle)
• Best Featured Actress in a Play (Noma Dumezweni)
• Best Scenic Design of a Play (Christine Jones)
• Best Costume Design of a Play (Katrina Lindsay)
• Best Lighting Design of a Play (Neil Austin)
• Best Direction of a Play (John Tiffany)
• Best Choreography (Steven Hoggett)
• Sound Design in a Play (Gareth Fry)
The show has been on a roll. Prior to nabbing these nominations, the play won nine Olivier Awards last year following its run in London’s West End — a record. Then, upon its transfer to Broadway, the show broke box office records while still being only in previews.
All told, it was a good year for genre theatre, with Frozen and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical also taking in three and 12 nominations, respectively.