Potterheads living outside the U.K. have had to rely on planes, trains, and enchanted automobiles to get to a showing of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," but that will hopefully soon change.
Play producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callendar revealed Thursday that they are negotiating a Broadway run with Ambassador Theatre Group, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The talks are said to be "advanced," and the hit production could open in spring 2018. Its venue would be ATG's Lyric Theatre, which is slated to undergo renovations before then.
Potter creator J.K. Rowling seems as enthused as her fans do about the latest development. "I'm delighted we are one step closer in bringing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans," she said.
— Pottermore (@pottermore) December 1, 2016
Rowling has been deeply involved with "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" since the beginning. The author came up with the story idea alongside playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. What they created is a two-part, five-plus-hour show that continues the story of the beloved characters Harry, Hermione, and Ron, 19 years after the massive battle that took place in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
The play has proven popular in London's West End, so that should help pave its way to Broadway. If only we could use a Time Turner to get us to spring 2018 right now, though.