Alumni Perform in Broadway Production of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'
May 2, 2018
Alumni Lauren Nicole Cipoletti '13 and Dave Register '15 are performing in the Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Part 1 & 2) . The production opened Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the fully renovated Lyric Theatre that underwent a complete redesign and transformation in preparation for the opening.
The play is written by Jack Thorne and it's based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Tony, Olivier and Obie winner John Tiffany is in charge of the direction. The world premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was in June, 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London, where it played to sold-out houses and rave reviews; the play won 22 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most-awarded production in the history of Britain’s prestigious Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards earlier this year including Best New Play and Best Director. It was also recently nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Costume Design, and Best Lighting Design of a Play, as well as a nominating in every Acting category.
Lauren Nicole Cipoletti's theatre credits include Heathers: The Musical (New World Stages), Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Grease (North Carolina Theater), How Alfo Learned to Love (59 E 59th St.Theater), The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (The Attic Theater Company), The Snow Queen: The Musical (NYMF – Signature Theater), and The Idiot (New Ohio Theater); she also performed in the film, Cruise.
Dave Register's theatre credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Classic Stage), Not Afraid (Under St. Mark's Place), Light (E. 13th Street), Fen (E. 13th Street), Last Gas (Portland Stage Company), among others; he also performed in the firm Red Noise.
The production is a theatre marathon, designed to be seen on the same day or on consecutive evenings, with a running time for Part 1 of 2 hours and 40 minutes and Part 2 of 2 hours and 35 minutes—over 5 hours of "a kind of magic that is purely theatrical" according to The New York Times review.
The big question is, how do we get tickets? All tickets for the Broadway run will be sold exclusively to individuals who are registered as Ticketmaster Verified Fans, a new process that allows Ticketmaster time to verify registrants as actual ticket buyers, and filter out scalpers and bots. The first release of tickets was sold out in minutes, but tickets are still available for shows through May, 2019. Details can be found via the official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website, social media channels and the official newsletter.