Meet the New Cast of “Cursed Child” on Broadway

As everyone knows, we’re a little obsessed with the original cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. Most of the incredible actors have been involved with the show since its West End production in London, England. The show was nominated for a stunning 10 Tony Awards and has been smashing box office records since its opening.

Yet we are thrilled to meet the new actors who will be taking over the iconic roles. The new cast has been announced in a press release, and rehearsals have already begun! They will begin performances on March 20, 2019, following the current cast’s final performance on March 17, 2019. Let’s meet the new players.

 

 

Taking over the iconic role of Harry Potter, winningly played by the beloved Jamie Parker on the West End and on Broadway, is James Snyder. Snyder previously appeared on Broadway in the musicals Cry-BabyIf/Then, and In Transit. In a video from the first day of rehearsal, Snyder expressed his shock at being involved in the production.

In my wildest dreams, I would have never been in this play. I’m still in disbelief, and I think a lot of us are just still giddy with what it means to be a part of this world.

Also joining the Potter family is Diane Davis as Ginny Potter and Nicholas Podany as Albus Severus. Podany said he came into the first rehearsal “nervous and a little overeager to be joining an entirely new family. But everybody’s been so welcoming, everybody’s been so warm. I always assumed a project like Harry Potter would attract people who are generous, and that’s exactly what’s happened.” 

Broadway newbie Matt Mueller will be playing Ron Weasley. Jenny Jules, who made her Broadway debut in 2016’s The Crucible, will be Hermione Granger, and Nadia Brown will take over the role of Rose Granger-Weasley. Playing Draco Malfoy will be New Zealander Jonno Roberts, with Bubba Weiler playing his son, Scorpius Malfoy.

Said Roberts, “The theater magic is what I want to see. I’m really looking forward to actually making real magic happen onstage eight shows a week and watching people’s heads pop.” We can’t wait to see this cast create magic!

Check out photos from the cast in rehearsal and the incredible video of the first day.

 

 

 

Press Release

New Broadway Cast Members Announced for the Tony Award-Winning Best Play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two

Today, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender announced the new Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, currently in rehearsals to begin performances on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Lyric Theatre (214 West 43rd Street, NYC) following the final performance of the current cast on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

James Snyder will play Harry Potter with Diane Davis as Ginny Potter and Nicholas Podany as their son Albus Potter. Matt Mueller will play Ron Weasley with Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger and Nadia Brown as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Playing Draco Malfoy will be Jonno Roberts with Bubba Weiler as his son Scorpius Malfoy.

They are joined by Aaron Bartz, Will Carlyon, Kimberly Dodson, Patrick Du Laney, Sara Farb, Jonathan Gordon, Steve Haggard, Eva Kaminsky, Jack Koenig, Rachel Leslie, Sarita Amani Nash, Fiona Reid, Katherine Reis, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Antoinette Robinson, Stephen Spinella, Tom Patrick Stephens, Erica Sweany and Karen Janes Woditsch along with returning cast members Brian Thomas Abraham, Olivia Bond, Stephen Bradbury, James Brown III, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Zoë Feigelson, Jack Hatcher, Edward James Hyland, Joey LaBrasca, Landon Maas, James Romney and Alex Weisman playing a variety of characters.

Ms. Farb and Ms. Reid are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

The most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 25 major US awards with six Tony Awards including Best Play. It also won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London where it continues to play to sold-out houses. It officially opened on Broadway at the Lyric Theatre on April 22, 2018. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will premiere in Australia at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in January 2019; on the US West Coast at San Francisco’s Curran in fall of 2019; and, in Germany at Hamburg’s Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in spring of 2020.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. US Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA. UK Casting by Julia Horan, CDG.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

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Gretchen Roesch

Gretchen once knew every word to the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie. Now she uses that Ravenclaw brain power to manage the MuggleNet News Team, write articles, and podcast about "Harry Potter". Outside of the site, she is a long-distance runner, social worker, and baker. Gretchen hopes to one day pay off her student loans.