HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Hires Patricia Dayleg as Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Dayleg will be responsible for the development and execution of the vision of a more inclusive and diverse workforce.

By: Oct. 18, 2021
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has announced Patricia Dayleg has joined the company as Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. She officially begins in the newly created role today, October 18th following ten years in government and community-based nonprofits. Dayleg will be responsible for the development and execution of the vision of a more inclusive and diverse workforce for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's Broadway and San Francisco productions and also for Funny Girl on Broadway.

Patricia Dayleg said, "Growing up, Harry Potter showed me and so many others the magic of true belonging. But the last 19 months have shed much-needed light on inequities that hold us back from that - inequities that have impacted marginalized people for generations. I'm excited to be part of the team to help Harry Potter and the Cursed Child build an inclusive culture so that everyone truly feels seen and valued. It's beautiful to see Broadway's commitment to weave equity and inclusion into the way it does its work, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to execute that vision."


For the last four years, Patricia Dayleg has served as the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer with the New York City Comptroller, an independently elected office that manages the fiscal health of the City. In this role, she monitored the diversity of the City's $20 billion procurement budget and produced trainings for over 3,000 marginalized business owners to better access City opportunities.

Among Dayleg's accomplishments at the Comptroller's Office was to lead the research and writing of Making the Grade, a report that examines how well City agencies meet contracting goals with diverse business owners while outlining policy recommendations to improve equity across the City. These efforts have led to an Executive Order deploying Chief Diversity Officers within every City agency and a voter initiative institutionalizing the local minority business program within the City's constitution.

In addition, Dayleg is a certified life coach, working with women of color change makers to address internalized oppression and imposter syndrome and to cultivate compassion, joy, and wholeness in and outside of their work.


Performances for the Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child start at the Lyric Theatre in New York on November 12, 2021. The world's most award-winning new play returns to North America as a newly staged, single show magical experience.

The cast includes James Snyder as Harry Potter, Diane Davis as Ginny Potter alongside James Romney as their son Albus Potter; David Abeles as Ron Weasley, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger and Nadia Brown as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley; and Aaron Bartz as Draco Malfoy and Brady Dalton Richards as his son Scorpius Malfoy.

Also joining the cast are Oge Agulué, Kevin Angulo, Chelsey Arce, Quinn Blades, Michela Cannon, Will Carlyon, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Judith Lightfoot Clarke, Ted Deasy, Kira Fath, Stephanie Gomérez, Steve Haggard, Ben Horner, Edward James Hyland, Jax Jackson, Jack Koenig, Spencer LaRue, Rachel Leslie, Sarita Amani Nash, Alexandra Peter, Dan Piering, Kevin Matthew Reyes, William Rhem, Antoinette Robinson, Stephen Spinella, Tom Stephens, Maya Thomas and Karen Janes Woditsch.

For tickets to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, visit www.HarryPotterBroadway.com.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child originally cast a spell over the world as an epic two-part event. Now, the show has been boldly restaged as one singular performance by the award-winning creative team for its return to North America. With just one ticket in hand, audiences will enjoy all the adventure the continuation of Harry's story entails in one magical afternoon or evening.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, has been seen by over 4.5 million people worldwide and holds a record 60 major honors, with nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play and six Tony Awards including Best New Play.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.

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, 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.

The original two-part play will resume in London at the Palace Theatre on October 14, 2021, and in Hamburg at the Mehr! Theater on December 1, 2021. The Melbourne production remains on pause due to the current government shutdown. The newly reimagined single show experience will premiere in San Francisco at the Curran on January 11, 2022. Future new productions launch in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in May 2022 and in Tokyo at the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater in Summer 2022. Details for all productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be found at www.HarryPotterOnStage.com.

19 years after Harry, Ron and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they're back on a most extraordinary new adventure - this time, joined by a brave new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance.

Do hold on to the edge of your seat, as this spellbinding spectacular will whisk you back to Hogwarts and beyond your imagination for a one-of-a-kind journey that is everything you hoped for and more.

For the latest health and safety protocols please visit www.HarryPotterBroadway.com/safety.

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