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Harry Potter vs. Inheritance

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Harry Potter vs. Inheritance#1
Posted: 8/13/19 at 6:45am

I am looking for opinions...

If I was going to spend a full Sunday seeing one of these two part plays, which do you think I should pick? I've not yet seen Harry Potter and I used to be a big Potter fan but I think The Inheritance sounds quite interesting and I feel it goes along with my recent viewings of Angels in America, Boys In the Band, and Torch Song. Thoughts?!?!

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Posted: 8/13/19 at 7:23am
I have seen both and would probably suggest The Inheritance. While highly overrated, it is at least a serious character driven play with important themes. Harry Potter is an entertaining but shallow plot driven play with great special effects. It won’t change thinking.
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Harry Potter vs. Inheritance#3
Posted: 8/13/19 at 9:15am

Both are very different plays. Given how you've recently watched Boys in the Band, Angels in America, and Torch Song, then I would also recommend watching the Inheritance. 

Harry Potter will be on Broadway for several years whereas the Inheritance may only be on Broadway for a limited time (I know it's open ended but we won't really know what ticket sales will be like.)

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Harry Potter vs. Inheritance#4
Posted: 8/13/19 at 9:34am
Inheritance- but I was simply disappointed in HP.
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Harry Potter vs. Inheritance#5
Posted: 8/14/19 at 2:06am

Why not both? You only have one open day to see one play?

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Harry Potter vs. Inheritance#6
Posted: 8/14/19 at 2:56am

djoko84 said: "Why not both? You only have one open day to see one play?"

They’re both 2 part plays. 

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Harry Potter vs. Inheritance#7
Posted: 8/14/19 at 3:04am

Broadway Bob* said: "I am looking for opinions...

If I was going to spend a full Sunday seeing one of these two part plays, which do you think I should pick? I've not yet seen Harry Potter and I used to be a big Potter fan but I think The Inheritance sounds quite interesting and I feel it goes along with my recent viewings of Angels in America, Boys In the Band, and Torch Song. Thoughts?!?!
"

Just an FYI, a casual search suggests they don’t start performing both parts of The Inheritance on Sundays until November 10th and then only every other Sunday. Just in case that matters.   I haven’t seen either but I am really interested in The Inheritance and have no interest in Harry Potter.  I was disappointed that The Inheritance Pt. 2 didn’t start yet during my upcoming trip and I don’t want to see Pt. 1 without Pt. 2 so I’m hoping I can make another trip back to catch both parts in early 2020. 

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Harry Potter vs. Inheritance#8
Posted: 8/14/19 at 6:17pm

I am going to NYC for a weekend at the end of November. Inheritance has a both part Sunday the weekend I'm there. I already have tix to Little Shop on Saturday night so, yes, I only have one day to devote to a two part play.

Thanks for the opinions, it has really helped!!!

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