Original “Cursed Child” Actors to Take the Stage in NYC Production?
Ever since the news that Cursed Child would be raising curtains at the newly refurbished Lyric Theatre in New York City in the spring of next year, US fans have been anxiously awaiting any crumb of news regarding the cast. Rumors hoping that American fans may see some of the London cast transfer to the Broadway production have seemed like a long shot. Until now.
We received a tip from someone close to the production that Paul Thornley is one of the few who will be making the trip to the States. Who else could possibly join him?
There has been buzz around the chemistry between Sam Clemmett and Anthony Boyle as Albus and Scorpius, and American fans have been crossing every appendage in hopes that they will Apparate across the pond to return to their roles on Broadway. However, some fans feel that Sam and Anthony’s roles in Cursed Child have elevated their careers, and it is unlikely we will see them appear on Broadway.
Noma Dumezweni, the award-winning talent who first portrayed adult Hermione for Cursed Child, told WhatsOnStage that she would love to continue to play the part on Broadway. Wouldn’t it be great to have Dumezweni’s Hermione and Thornley’s Ron together again?
Cherrelle Skeete, who originated the role of Rose Granger-Weasley for Cursed Child, has been particularly active on Twitter with fans of the production, and she seems to be the most likely to transfer to NYC for the new production. We cannot tell a lie: This makes our staff members very happy!
Of course, all of this is merely rumor for the moment, but the possibility of the original Cursed Child Weasley-Granger family on Lyric’s stage has us really excited.
Adding further fuel to our fire is the fact that the official recording of the first London Cursed Child cast isn’t set to be screened in theaters via NTLive, a tradition that most West End productions celebrate. Could it be that they aren’t releasing the recording because the original cast is due to open Cursed Child on Broadway?
We wanted to try to confirm our suspicions, so we reached out to the agency working with the production and received the following from their Director of Theater:
There is no confirmed casting for the Broadway production of Harry Potter [and the] Cursed Child at this point.
We get it. You have to #KeepTheSecrets.
We’ll just be over here waiting. Impatiently. Possibly thinking up ways to slip some Veritaserum into your tea. Just saying.