“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Launches a North American Tour
While the rest of us have been debating the possibility of a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film, Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions have announced a North American tour for the play itself!
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This tour is a new landmark for a play that has already broken several records. It’s the first-ever touring production of the show, which is currently playing only at the Palace Theatre in London, the Lyric Theatre in New York, the Mehr! Theater in Hamburg, and the TBS Akasaka Act Theatre in Tokyo. The tour will presumably give fans in Toronto, Melbourne, and San Francisco another chance to see the play after it said goodbye to its permanent homes in the cities recently.
Not to get your hopes up completely, however, since there are currently no details on where the production will be visiting, and the only details we have about dates are that the tour will kick off in September 2024, taking us back to Hogwarts along with the students. There are no details yet on the length of the tour either, or when we will get to know more about the tour route. There is, however, a newsletter that you can sign up for to be among the first to know of any announcements.
What we do know is that the touring production will be based on the Broadway adaptation, so we’re assuming it will be a take on the play’s one-part version. The call-out for auditions has just been released, so we also know that the tour will likely see an entirely new cast heading to Hogwarts. In the meantime, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender expressed their excitement over staging the play in multiple locations.
Developing a first-class touring production of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has long been an ambition of ours. We are delighted that our wonderful and deeply gifted creative team have found a way to make it possible to bring the magic, spectacle, and thrills of our astonishing show to audiences across North America, and we can’t wait for audiences to see it.
Which cities are you hoping the tour will visit? Are you planning to go if the show visits somewhere near you?