Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
It’s not the new Harry Potter movie you might have wanted, but it’s pretty darn close, and now it’s coming pretty darn closer than the famed east end theatre district of London. You may have read – or more likely devoured – the book version of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part I and II, but if you’re terribly interested in seeing the events play out as intended, there’s good news for you. Harry Potter is coming to Broadway! The Boy Who Lived, now the Man Who’s Overworked, will be bringing the gang to the Great White Way in fabulous New York City about 18 months from now. (more…)
Last night, a new Harry Potter story came out to the masses in book stores, albeit in a different format than what we had come to know and love; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the official eighth story starring The Boy Who Lived is, as you’re probably already aware, a stage-play script released in book format. Despite the unconventional format, people are very excited for more Harry Potter stories to dive into all the same. However, people had been wondering if there was even more stories untold from the lightning scarred English wizard in our future… well, Potter-author J.K. Rowling recently gave us an answer. (more…)
You may remember when, back in February, JK Rowling crushed the dreams of many a Potterhead by denying that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be adapted for the big screen on her personal twitter. The story, which has written primarily as a stage production, was also confirmed to be given the book treatment (though still in script form). However, some interesting developments have recently taken place that have started up the engines of the Hogwarts Express once again, as fans are now whispering rumors of a movie being possible after all.
As most fans of Harry Potter are aware, the boy wizard is getting a much-desired sequel to his adventures detailed in J.K. Rowling‘s seven book series. This sequel finds Harry 19 years older and will be delivered in a bit of a different format than the previous entries. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be presented as a stage play at The Palace Theatre in London before the script is made available in published form. Another change difference that has some ridiculous fans reeling and incensed is that a black woman, Noma Dumezweni (Doctor Who), has been cast as Hermione Granger.
Yesterday the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage production tweeted out the first official cast pictures of the Potter family. Today, it’s time to check out what Ron Weasley (Paul Thornley), Hermione Granger (Noma Dumezweni), and their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley (Cherrelle Skeete) look like. (more…)
The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage play is just a week away from the first preview performances and the production is introducing the public to an aged Harry (Jamie Parker) and Ginny (Poppy Miller) Potter and their son Albus (Sam Clemmett). While the official opening performance is July 30th in the London Palace Theater, the production will hold several preview performances in the following weeks to work out any kinks. (more…)
Ever since J. K. Rowling broke the news of the new Harry Potter play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Internet fans have wondered and lamented about how they would ever get to see the play being performed in London’s West End. Eventually the play should make a world tour, but that doesn’t mean it will come to every Potterhead’s city. Now fans can relax a bit with the announcement that the play’s script is being bound in book form and being released just after the play’s opening. Interesting note, the play opens on July 31st, which just happens to Harry Potter’s birthday. (more…)
Earlier this month, the synopsis for the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was announced. It was the assumption of many that the two-part play would take place in the world of Potter, but was not necessarily going to be about the Boy That Lived, kind of like the upcoming film trilogy Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was all the more surprising than when it was revealed that The Cursed Child is all about Potter. But you know who won’t be in the play? Harry Potter, and by that we mean Daniel Radcliffe, the boy/man who played Potter for 10 years and eight movies. (more…)
Remember when the Harry Potter story was supposed to end with The Deadly Hallows? Neither does Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, who’s shepherding the development of Pottermore, and online porthole for all things Potter, a new film trilogy that takes place in the Harry Potter universe based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. On that subject there is a bit of news today as the production released the first artwork from the show, and while it doesn’t yield much in the way of plot, it is an intriguing piece of art that hints at a couple of recognizable Potter details. (more…)
The Harry Potter franchise is continuing the trend they set with their movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows– splitting one story into a two-parter. This could potentially be completely understandable, if the subject matter was so complex that it warranted such a detailed retelling, but it seems that more and more franchises are following this lead simply to get more buck for their bang, if you will. J.K. Rowling is re-using her dollar doubling formula with her stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which debuts in London next year. She took to twitter to share the news: (more…)