“Cursed Child” Broadway Announces Year 3 Cast

The Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has announced its Year 3 cast, with an array of new and familiar faces set to take to the stage.

In the first of two announcement videos, it was revealed that James Snyder will remain in the role of Harry and Diane Davis will continue in the role of Ginny Potter. Joining the Potter family is James Romney, who is taking over the role of Albus Potter from Nicholas Podany. Romney is currently the understudy for the role of Albus and describes himself as a “proud Ravenclaw and very big Potter fan.” 

The Malfoy family sees Aaron Bartz taking over from Jonno Roberts as Draco and Brady Dalton Richards replacing Bubba Weiler as Scorpius. Similarly to Romney, Bartz is a current member of the Cursed Child company. In a video announcing the new cast, Bartz describes himself as a “very happy to be here Hufflepuff,” whereas Richards revealed he may need some help from the Sorting Hat.



The Granger-Weasley family sees Jenny Jules and Nadia Brown continue in the roles of Hermione and Rose, respectively. Returning to the role of Ron Weasley is Paul Thornley, who originated the role in the West End and was a member of the Broadway Year 1 cast. Thornley’s casting was announced in the second of two videos posted to the Cursed Child social media accounts.

While the other cast members were in New York ready to begin rehearsal, Thornley was not among them. In a short video call skit with Snyder, the two actors played on the difference between American and British date formats.



Also joining the cast in a variety of roles are Gabriel Amoroso, Quinn Blades, Michela Cannon, Judith Lightfoot Clarke, Malcolm Fuller, Stephanie Gomérez, Jax Jackson, Spencer LaRue, Dan Piering, Alex Michael Stoll, and Maya Thomas.

The Year 3 cast will take to the stage at the Lyric Theatre on March 18, 2020. The current cast’s last performance will take place on March 15, 2020. More tickets for the Broadway production of Cursed Child have been released for dates up to September 6, 2020. Check out the Cursed Child website for further information.

Press Release

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Announces Year Three Broadway Company

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are pleased to announce the third Broadway cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, who will start performances at the Lyric Theatre in New York on March 18, 2020, following the final performance from the current cast on March 15, 2020. A new block of tickets has just been put on sale through September 6, 2020.

Re-joining the cast is Paul Thornley, who created the role of Ron Weasley both on Broadway and in the West End world premiere of this production. Brady Dalton Richards joins to play Scorpius Malfoy. James Snyder continues in the role of Harry Potter as well as Diane Davis as Ginny Potter, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger and Nadia Brown as Rose Granger-Weasley. Current Broadway cast members James Romney will now play Albus Potter and Aaron Bartz will now play Draco Malfoy.

They are joined by Gabriel Amoroso, Quinn Blades, Michela Cannon, Judith Lightfoot Clarke, Malcolm Fuller, Stephanie Gomérez, Jax Jackson, Spencer LaRue, Dan Piering, Alex Michael Stoll and Maya Thomas, along with returning cast members Brian Thomas Abraham, Stephen Bradbury, James Brown III, Will Carlyon, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Makayla Joy Connolly, Grace DeAmicis, Patrick Du Laney, Steve Haggard, Edward James Hyland, Jack Koenig, Rachel Leslie, Sarita Amani Nash, Fiona Reid, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Antoinette Robinson, Stephen Spinella, Tom Patrick Stephens, Erica Sweany and Karen Janes Woditsch playing a variety of characters.

Mr. Thornley 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.

For tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway and in San Francisco, visit www.HarryPotterOnStage.com

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. The production is presented in two parts.

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, [and] 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.

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, with six Tony Awards, including 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.

Consistently smashing box office records around the world, 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; [at] the Curran Theater [sic] in San Francisco, where it opened in December 2019; and at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, where it opened in February 2019. Upcoming productions include the German premiere, also the first foreign language production, at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg in [the] spring of 2020, and the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Canada, is [a]utumn 2020.

The Boy Who Lived Lives On. J.K. Rowling continues her story on Broadway – where the magic is real. It has been 19 years since Harry, Ron and Hermione saved the wizarding world. But sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat at this Tony Award®-winning event that's so spectacular, it has to be told in two parts. The entire theatre has been transformed to immerse you as epic duels, extraordinary spells and beloved characters come to life. Hogwarts welcomes you home.

Visit www.HarryPotterOnStage.com for more information, and sign up for the mailing list to stay up[-]to[-]date with future ticket releases and the latest news and updates.

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Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!