“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is officially available for fans to read, but it’s still only a select few who can watch the two-part play. After several weeks of previews, the play officially premiered Saturday at the Palace Theatre in London. However, it might only be a matter of time before the show hits Broadway.
Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender admitted to the New York Times that they were going to start planning what’s next for the play. “Harry Potter, the brand and the story, are as iconic over there as anywhere in the world, and, Colin and I being theater producers and Broadway producers, of course it’s on our radar, but where, how, when and with whom, we have no idea,” Friedman said.
The producers are going to start planning this week and will likely set up meetings in New York in the fall. However, they still don’t have any details to confirm. They warned that any reports of dates or venues are premature.
The producers also dispelled a rumor about going to Canada before hitting Broadway. “I don’t know where the Toronto gossip came from, but it’s not based on anything,” Callender added.
At Saturday’s premiere, J.K. Rowling, who created the story with director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne, confirmed to the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Twitter that she wants to see the show performed in many cities. “They’ve done me so proud,” Rowling said of fans who kept spoilers sealed. “I think our giveback is that we really hope to take this play to as many places as it’s feasible to take it. So I hope a lot of them will get to see this play in due course.”
— Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) July 30, 2016
There’s still no word on if the play will become a movie. Though Warner Bros. trademarked “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” merchandise, they claimed it was just a formality.
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is the eighth story following the Boy Who Lived, but this time, Harry Potter is a parent. His middle child, Albus Severus, heads off to Hogwarts, and the play explores their difficult relationship. The scripts are now available for purchase.