“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is being published July 31, but reading it isn’t quite as exciting as seeing it. After all, the two-part play is meant to be watched. So it makes sense that the play might start a second production in New York.
J.K. Rowling’s eighth “Potter” story could hit Broadway by next year. The New York Post has anonymous sources that claim producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are in negotiations to set up shop in a theater owned by the Shubert Organization next year. However, they are considering bringing a North American production to Toronto before hitting the Great White Way.
For now, the only way to see the play is at the Palace Theater in London, but it’s even difficult for Brits to get tickets. Much like “Hamilton” on Broadway, the West End’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which follows Harry Potter’s son Albus as he heads to Hogwarts for the first time, seems to sell out every time a block of tickets is released.
With such a successful turnout, it’s not only the Broadway rumors that are running rampant. There are also hints that it might become a film, allowing even more audiences to see it. Warner Bros. trademarked “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” merchandise, the Independent reports. However, a spokesperson quickly denied those rumors.
“The trademarking process is simply a formality. ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film,” the spokesperson said. Fans can keep dreaming, though.
Luckily, the secrets of “Cursed Child” won’t be under wraps for much longer. On July 31, the scripts for both parts of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be available for purchase. J.K. Rowling is responsible for the story along with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.