Alumni Perform in Broadway Production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
November 3, 2017
Alumni Lauren Nicole Cipoletti '13 and Dave Register '15 are performing in the upcoming Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Part 1 & 2) . The production opens on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the fully renovated Lyric Theatre that is currently undergoing 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.
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? Well, 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 there will be additional opportunities to purchase tickets in the future. Details of further ticket releases will be announced via the official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website, social media channels and the official newsletter.