CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE U.S. WEST COAST PRODUCTION OF
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
PERFORMANCES BEGIN OCTOBER 23, 2019
AT SAN FRANCISCO’S CURRAN THEATER [sic]
San Francisco (August 2, 2019) — Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender announced today the cast for the exclusive U.S. West Coast production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco, currently in rehearsals and beginning preview performances at the Curran Theater [sic] on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
The cast of HPATCC includes John Skelley as Harry Potter, Angela Reed as Ginny Potter, and Benjamin Papac as their son Albus Potter; David Abeles as Ron Weasley, Yanna McIntosh as Hermione Granger, and Folami Williams as their daughter, Rose Granger-Weasley; [and] Lucas Hall as Draco Malfoy and Jon Steiger as his son, Scorpius Malfoy.
They are joined by Theo Allyn, William Bednar, Ebony Blake, Melanie Brezill, Shannon Cochran, Irving Dyson Jr., Kita Grayson, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Corey Hedy, Kyle Hines, Nathan Hosner, Nicholas Hyland, Charles Janasz, Katherine Leask, Joel Leffert, Andrew Long, Lily Mojekwu, Emily Murphy, Steve O'Connell, Erik Olson, Christian Pedersen, Julian Rozzell Jr., Tuck Sweeney, Geoffrey Wade, Lauren Zakrin, and Brittany Zeinstra playing a variety of characters. The cast will also include four children who will alternate two roles.
Ms. McIntosh and Ms. Murphy are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.
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 [sic]. 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.
Receiving universal acclaim for its breathtaking magic and stage wizardry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded play in theatre history, winning 25 major U.S. awards, including six Tony Awards, with one of those for Best Play. It also won 24 major theatre awards in the U.K. and is the most awarded show in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now playing at the Palace Theatre in London, where it received its world premiere in July 2016; at the Lyric Theatre in New York, where it opened on Broadway in April 2018; and at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, where it opened in February 2019. In addition to the U.S. West Coast premiere in San Francisco later this year, upcoming productions also include the German premiere, the first non-English[-]language production, at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg in spring of 2020, and the sixth production of the smash[-]hit play will open at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto later that year.
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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
The first release of tickets, for performances from October 23, 2019, to May 17, 2020, are on-sale [sic] online exclusively at harrypotteronstage.com.
Tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child range from $59 to $199 per part, with premium seats available for all performances. Standard service fees apply.
Previews will begin with Part One on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, and Part Two on Thursday, October 24, 2019, and the Official Opening performances of Parts [sic] One and Part Two will be on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
The schedule for preview performances and some holiday weeks varies from the regular schedule.
From November 20, 2019, the regular performance schedule will be:
Monday – no performance
Tuesday – no performance
Wednesday – 2 p.m. Part One & 7:30 p.m. Part Two
Thursday – 7:30 p.m. Part One
Friday – 7:30 p.m. Part Two
Saturday – 2 p.m. Part One & 7:30 p.m. Part Two
Sunday – 1 p.m. Part One & 6:30 p.m. Part Two
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