The secret’s out. After almost two months of previews, stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now officially open, with the release of its script yesterday (July 31) prompting huge queues in bookshops around the world.
Let’s get the bad news over with first: author J.K. Rowling says this is it. The end. Terminado. No, really, this time. We know she’s said it before, but here’s what she had to say on the play’s opening night on Saturday (July 30) to journalists asking if there would be another installment to the Harry Potter story after this one:
And now the good news: soon you may not need a plane ticket to London to see it. It’s looking very likely Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will make it across the Atlantic and open on Broadway.
Speaking to The New York Times, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said they are ready to start thinking about a Broadway production now that they’ve won over critics and audiences in London.
“Next week we’re going to sit down, have a cappuccino and start talking about what’s next,” said Friedman. “Of course, it would be disingenuous to think New York and Broadway weren’t part of our thinking.”
And it won’t stop there if creator J.K. Rowling has anything to do with it. Asked about Broadway plans, the author told reporters on the red carpet: “I’d love it to go wider than that. I’d like as many Potter fans to see it as possible.”
And, judging from the worldwide reaction to the new book, that’s a lot of fans.
— Pablo C. Reyna (@PabloCReyna) July 31, 2016
— Tessa Netting (@tessanetting) July 31, 2016
— The Straits Times (@STcom) July 31, 2016
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