The Tony Award-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming back to the US in November.
The original two-part show will now be presented as one show. According to Playbill, playwright Jack Throne and director John Tiffany, who created the play along with the series’ original author J.K. Rowling, say they’ve been working on the condensed version when all the theaters were closed because of the pandemic.
“Given the challenges of remounting and running a two-part show in the US on the scale of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the commercial challenges faced by the theatre and tourism industries emerging from the global shutdowns, we are excited to be able to move forward with a new version of the play that allows audiences to enjoy the complete Cursed Child adventure in one sitting eight times a week,” producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said in a statement.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes place 19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, and now a new generation of wizards are attending the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The play will open on November 15 at the Lyric Theatre in New York City and on Jan 11, 2022 at the Curran in San Francisco. Ticket pre-sale begins on July 15, 2021.