The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now making a killing on Broadway with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as muggles (or rather, No-Majs) have been tripping over themselves to snatch tickets to the two-part stage play. Opening Sunday night at the Lyric Theater, The Cursed Child has already cast a spell over critics, who have raved about the magical production.
Set almost a decade after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Cursed Child follows Harry, who is now an employee of the Ministry of Magic, and his middle child, Albus Severus Potter, who is about to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
During the play's debut, SYFY WIRE met up with some of The Cursed Child's talented cast members, including Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Paul Thronley (Ron Weasley), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Noma Demezweni (Hermione Granger) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy). Director John Tiffany, playwright Jack Thorn and producer Sonia Friedman were also on hand during the red carpet interview.
The stars opened up about bringing the play to New York City, revealing that fan response has been a lot louder here, which they totally love. They also talked about the challenges of bringing the world of Harry Potter to the stage. Parker also revealed that The Cursed Child took quite a long time to put together: 100 days from the first day of rehearsals to dress rehearsals, followed by weeks of tinkering with the play, listening to the audience and figuring out what works and what doesn't.
There's a lot more about The Cursed Child in our exclusive video, including whether or not Daniel Radcliffe has seen the play, so climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and have a look before diving into our interview with J.K. Rowling herself.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.