Broadway Production of “Cursed Child” Breaks Another Record

It’s no secret that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an incredibly successful theater production. Not only is it performed on various stages across the world, but it’s also racked up plenty of awards.

Since the production first hit the stage in 2016, it has continued to be incredibly popular – not even the global pandemic managed to put a damper on its success. In fact, just recently, Cursed Child producer Sonia Friedman was honored with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire), and the Cursed Child production in Hamburg saw a record number of visitors since it hit the stage on December 5, 2021, translating to an average attendance rate of 90% per show. That’s nothing short of impressive, and now Cursed Child boasts yet another milestone: It broke the house record at the Broadway Lyric Theatre – again.

Avid fans likely remember when Cursed Child shattered records and became the highest-grossing non-musical play Broadway has ever seen in 2018. It all started when the production managed to make history when it grossed $2,138,859 for the week ending April 8, 2018. While that might seem almost impossible to beat, the play did just that, grossing $2,277,446 a few months later for the week ending June 17, 2018. Later that same year, the production broke its own record once again for the week ending December 30, 2018, grossing $2,525,850.  Now, it’s broken its own record a third time for the week ending on January 1, 2023, grossing $2,671,191. There’s no doubt about it – the magic of Harry Potter is still alive and well, and we’re excited to see how the play performs this year.

Will you be buying tickets for Cursed Child this year? How many times have you seen the play? Let us know in the comments.

Marica Laing

Growing up, I was a massive fan of Harry Potter and my love for the stories grew as I got older. It’s no surprise then that I love writing about all things Potter related. When I’m not writing about all the magic, you’ll find me reading (probably something Harry Potter related), listening to music, or writing some songs.