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LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and ExperimentationLET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and Experimentation
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

Our new series, LET THERE BE LIGHT, focuses on some of Britain's finest theatrical lightning designers. First up is James Farncombe, whose projects range from plays at venues like the Royal Court, Young Vic and Donmar to a variety of opera and ballet productions. He received an Olivier Award nomination earlier this year for his work on the National Theatre's smash hit People, Places and Things. (more...)

JK Rowling Confirms HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Mark End of SeriesJK Rowling Confirms HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Mark End of Series
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

At this weekend's UK premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Potter scribe JK Rowling revealed to†Reuters†that the story will mark the final chapter in the wizardry tale. (more...)

VIDEO: Fans Countdown For Midnight Release of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD ScriptVIDEO: Fans Countdown For Midnight Release of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Script
by Michael Dale - Aug 1, 2016

The text of Jack Thorne's two-part drama topped Amazon's Best-Seller List while pre-ordering. (more...)

Photo Flash: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Opening Gala Red CarpetPhoto Flash: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Opening Gala Red Carpet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

Following rave reviews earlier this week†Sonia Friedman,†Colin Callender†and†Harry Potter Theatrical Productions,†producers of†Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,† announced that a further 250,000 tickets will be released for sale next week on†Thursday 4 August 2016 at 11am BST, booking through to†10 December 2017.† Tickets are priced from £15 per part†and for every performance there will be 300 tickets at £20 or less per part. (more...)

Better Stock Up on Floo Powder! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in Talks for the Great White WayBetter Stock Up on Floo Powder! HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in Talks for the Great White Way
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2016

Polish your broom, stock up on floo powder, get in line for the portkey (or if you're old enough, just apparate)†-- to New York! The Daily Mail is echoing rumors from earlier this week at the New York Post about a certain, very magical, Broadway transfer. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Predicted To Become 'Most Read Play Of All Time'HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Predicted To Become 'Most Read Play Of All Time'
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

The script for the West End production is currently #1 on Amazon's Best-Seller List. (more...)

250,000 New Seats For HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD To Go On Sale 4 August 2016250,000 New Seats For HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD To Go On Sale 4 August 2016
by Edward Baker - Jul 28, 2016

Following rave reviews, Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, †announce today that a further 250,000 tickets will be released for sale next week on Thursday 4 August 2016 at 11am BST, booking through to 10 December 2017. †Tickets are priced from £15 per part and for every performance there will be 300 tickets at £20 or less per part. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announces Additional 250,00 Seats to be ReleasedHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announces Additional 250,00 Seats to be Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Following rave reviews, Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,† announce today that a further 250,000 tickets will be released for sale next week on Thursday 4 August 2016 at 11am BST, booking through to 10 December 2017.† Tickets are priced from £15 per part and for every performance there will be 300 tickets at £20 or less per part. (more...)

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Palace Theatre, 27 July 2016BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Palace Theatre, 27 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2016

During the recent Ghostbusters furore, enraged opponents claimed the movie would ruin their childhood. As someone who grew up with the Harry Potter book series - preparing for GCSEs while the characters stressed over O.W.L.s - I can happily declare that this affectionate, spellbinding work only enhances that treasured experience. It's both nostalgic and thrillingly new, a smartly crafted love letter to J.K. Rowling's invention and to theatre itself. (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDVIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA goes behind the scenes of the new play HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (more...)

Review Roundup: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDReview Roundup: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has its official opening this week, with a special gala performance on Saturday 30 July. The eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDPhoto Flash: First Look at the West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has its official opening this week, with a special gala performance on Saturday 30 July, and production pictures have now been released. The eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, is one play presented†in two parts.†Both parts are†intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.†† (more...)

Producers Say HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Attracting 50% New Theatre-GoersProducers Say HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Attracting 50% New Theatre-Goers
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The premiere stage adaptation based on JK Rowling's characters may come to Broadway as early as next season. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Eying Broadway Next?HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Eying Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD does not open at London's Palace Theatre until July 30, and already there is buzz about a future transfer to Broadway. The New York Post's Michael Riedel writes: 'Word is that Friedman and Callender are in negotiations for a Shubert theater possibly for next season. They may hit Toronto first, however.' (more...)

VIDEO: CURSED CHILD's Anthony Boyle Has Sympathy for His Character Scorpius MalfoyVIDEO: CURSED CHILD's Anthony Boyle Has Sympathy for His Character Scorpius Malfoy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

In a new behind-the-scenes†video shared by the London production of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, actor Anthony Boyle defends his character†Draco Malfoy, considered to be one of the villains in the Harry Potter saga.†† (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Moving Staircases and More! Inside the Set Design for West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDSTAGE TUBE: Moving Staircases and More! Inside the Set Design for West End's HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in the West End, with the Official Opening performances of Part One and Part Two set for Saturday 30 July 2016. Set designer Christine Jones is featured in a new behind-the-scenes video, which showcases the†craftsmanship at the heart of the production, including Hogwarts' famous moving staircase. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to Hogwarts! First Look at Legendary School of Witchcraft & Wizardry in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILDPhoto Flash: Welcome to Hogwarts! First Look at Legendary School of Witchcraft & Wizardry in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

With tonight's first preview of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in the West End, the show's Twitter account has unveiled a first look at Hogwarts from the production. Check it out below! (more...)

FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!FULL LIST! The Winners of the 2016 Drama Desk Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Drama Desk Award winner†Michael Urie†(Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') will serve as host of the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's Character Photo ShootVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD's Character Photo Shoot
by Marianka Swain - Jun 2, 2016

Following the publication of†Charlie Gray's†HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD†portraits, the show has released a behind the scenes video of the character photo shoot. Check it out below! (more...)

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