Potted Potter has played to sold out houses in Toronto, London, Edinburgh, Australia and New Zealand, and will now make its US debut, beginning Saturday May 19th at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Sunday June 3rd. This limited engagement continues through August 12th only.
The play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or “potting”, all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The show also invites audiences to engage with a real life game of Quidditch, but according to Clarkson and Turner’s unique set of rules.
Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of Potted Potter makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed) roar with laughter all over the world, is suitable for the whole family, including grown-ups, Muggles and Squibs.
“We are delighted to introduce this brilliant, hilarious show to American audiences,” said Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment. “Potted Potter is a wonderfully entertaining time for both fans and neophytes of the Harry Potter phenomenon alike.”
Tickets, from $39.75 (including $1.50 facility fee) will be available online at Telecharge.com or by calling 212/239-6200, beginning Monday April 9th. American Express Exclusive Pre-Sale begins Wednesday April 4th. Little Shubert Theater Box Office will open Monday May 7th for in-person purchases.
Performances will be Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm*, 5pm, & 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm & 5pm. (*Alternate cast members appear at certain performances, including Saturday matinees at 2pm).
Visit Potted Potter on the web www.PottedPotter.com, on Facebook (Potted Potter NYC), or follow on Twitter (@PottedPotter).