The show will likely be held in The Lyric Theatre
Potterheads, brace yourselves.
It looks like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child could finally come to Broadway in spring 2018. Author J.K. Rowling’s fan website Pottermore announced Thursday that the play’s producers are in exclusive talks with Ambassador Theatre Group to bring the show to the Lyric Theatre in New York.
The Lyric is one of Broadway’s largest venues and currently houses Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour. But that show will leave April 16, according to The Hollywood Reporter, allowing the Potter producers to make renovations to the theater in preparation for their magic.
Written by Jack Thorne from an original story by Rowling, the play has been a sold-out hit on London’s West End and its arrival across the pond has been highly anticipated. Rowling responded to the plans for an American production of the play on Thursday, saying: “I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans,” according to THR.
While a generation of Harry Potter fans may have been disappointed they didn’t receive an owl carrying a letter to Hogwarts, now even more “muggles” — or “nomajs” as non-magical people are called in America — will get another chance to enter the wizarding world.