Broadway “Cursed Child” Auditions to Begin This Month

While many of us can hardly wait until Harry Potter and the Cursed Child makes its Broadway debut in spring 2018, the actors and actresses among us may want to take a more active role – casting will soon be underway for the show’s US run!

The news broke today as director John Tiffany reported to Time Out that the recasting of the West End run is nearly complete, mentioning that the new cast members will be announced soon. The interviewer soon turned his attention to the show’s upcoming Broadway run. Tiffany shared that they’ll be considering a mixture of both British and American actors for the show.

I think it’ll be a mixture – it’s part of what American audiences want, proper toffs.

Soon after, BroadwayWorld reported that auditions for the Broadway production are about to commence. You can read the full audition notice here. While many fans were hoping that some of the show’s West End cast might decide to take a turn on Broadway, the audition notice makes it appear that the production team will be considering actors for all roles – so who knows what will happen!

Do you know anyone who will be taking a shot at auditions? Do you have any Broadway favorites you’d love cast in a certain role?

 

Casting Notice

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD - NYC EPA
Producing Org TBD


AUDITION DATE
Feb 20, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Feb 21, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Feb 22, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
Production (League) $1974/WEEK MIN

SEEKING
Various roles in the upcoming 2018 Broadway Production

PREPARATION
Actors will read from sides, provided at the auditions. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018-6504
4th floor

PERSONNEL
Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callendar, Harry Potter Theatrical Productions
Original Story by: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
Playwright: Jack Thorne
Director: John Tiffany
Movement Director: Steven Hoggett
Casting: Jim Carnahan

OTHER DATES
Proposed Production Dates:
First Rehearsal: Winter 2018
Opening: Spring 2018

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
Harry Potter:
Male, 37-40. Maximum height of 5 feet 10 inches. Father of James, Albus and Lily. Married to Ginny. Head of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic.
Ginny Potter:
Female, 37-40. Mother of James, Albus and Lily. Married to Harry. Senior Quidditch correspondent for the Daily Prophet newspaper.
Hermione Granger:
Female, 37-40. Mother of Rose. Married to Ron. Minister of Magic. Strong willed.
Ron Weasley:
Male, 37-40. Father of Rose. Married to Hermione. Runs Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Comedy chops essential.
Draco Malfoy:
Male, 37-40. Father of Scorpius. Independently wealthy. Natural authority.
Albus Potter:
Male, 18+ to play 14/15. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Son of Harry and Ginny. Student at Hogwarts.
Scorpius Malfoy:
Male, 18+ to play 14/15. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Son of Draco. Student at Hogwarts.
Delphi Diggory:
Female, mid-20s. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Niece of Amos Diggory. Works at St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards.
Young Harry Potter:
Male, 11 years old. Must be under 4 feet 11inches. Harry Potter at the age of 11.
Lily Potter Jr.:
Female, age 9. Must be under 4 feet 11 inches. Daughter of Harry and Ginny. Sister of James and Albus.
Vernon Dursley / Hogwarts Professor / And Others:
Male, m40s-m60s. Uncle of Harry Potter. / Defense Against Dark Arts Professor.
Rose Granger-Weasley / And Others:
Female, 18+ to play 14/15. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Daughter of Ron and Hermione. Student at Hogwarts.
Hagrid / Sorting Hat:
Male, 30s-40s. Must 6 feet 2 inches or taller. Keeper of keys and grounds as well as Professor at Hogwarts. / Magic hat which sorts students into their houses at Hogwarts.
Petunia Dursley / Madam Hooch / And Others:
Female, m50s-m60s Aunt of Harry Potter. / Professor at Hogwarts.
Amos Diggory / Albus Dumbledore:
Male, 60s. Cedric Diggory’s father. / Past Headmaster of Hogwarts.
Professor McGonagall / Trolley Witch:
Female, m40s-m50s. Scottish. Headmistress of Hogwarts. / Works on the Hogwarts Express.
James Potter Jr. / And Others:
18+ to play 16. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Son of Harry and Ginny. Brother of Albus and Lily.
Moaning Myrtle / And Others:
Female. 18+. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Ghost of Myrtle who died at Hogwarts.
Bane:
Male, 30s. Must 6 feet or taller. A centaur who lives in the Forbidden Forest at Hogwarts. Must have huge upper body strength and be well-toned.
Craig Bowker Jr. / And Others:
Male, 18+ to play 14/15. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Student at Hogwarts.
Polly Chapman /And Others:
Female, 18+ to play 14/15. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Student at Hogwarts.
Yann Fredericks/ And Others:
Male, 18+ to play 14/15. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Student at Hogwarts.
Dudley Dursley / Karl Jenkins / And Others:
Male, 18+ to play 14-16. Must be 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Harry Potter’s cousin. / Student at Hogwarts.

SEEKING VARIOUS ONSTAGE POSITIONS TO COVER THE FOLLOWING:
*See above for character descriptions*
Harry Potter
Ginny Potter
Hermione Granger
Ron Weasley
Draco Malfoy
Delphi Diggory
Vernon Durlsey / Hogwarts Professor / And Others
Petunia Durlsey / Madam Hooch / And Others
Hagrid / Sorting Hat
Amos Diggory / Albus Dumbledore
Professor McGonagall / Trolley Witch
SEEKING VARIOUS OFFSTAGE POSITIONS TO COVER THE FOLLOWING:
*See above for character descriptions*
Albus Potter
Scorpius Potter
Young Harry Potter
Lily Potter Jr.
Rose Granger-Weasley / And Others
James Potter Jr. / And Others
Moaning Myrtle / And Others
Craig Bowker Jr.
Polly Chapman
Yann Fredericks
Dudley Dursley / Karl Jenkins / And Others

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.

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