‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Broadway: ‘Harry Potter 8’ NYC Show Almost Official

First public images from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" have been shared on the play's official Twitter. Pottermore

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to Broadway! Or, at least, it’s very, very close to being a sure thing. According to the New York Times, Broadway’s Lyric Theater is very likely to become home to Harry Potter 8, possibly as soon as spring 2018. It’s a huge move, and will finally bring the real version of Cursed Child within reach of a lot more American audiences.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway: Harry Potter 8 In Spring 2018

See what Hermoine, Ron and Rose look like in full costume in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Photo: Pottermore

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the official eighth Harry Potter story, opened in London this summer to an endless list of sold-out shows and pretty solid reviews. At the same time, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was released in book form (as a play), and that version drew generally mediocre reviews. That’s no surprise—plays are meant to be seen, not read. But, of course, books are a lot cheaper than flying to London to see sold-out plays with impossibly expensive secondary market tickets.

Broadway, though, is another matter entirely. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming to the Great White Way was pretty much inevitable—the show is a huge success, and there’s incredible demand for it stateside. Negotiations are still underway, according to the Times, but they’re clearly pretty far along: The Lyric Theater, which is likely to play host to the show, is already making renovations to prepare for it. That’s a very strong sign that getting Cursed Child locked down is a high priority, especially since the theater is giving the boot to an established show (Cirque du Soleil).

The Broadway version, to be fair, probably won’t be very easy to see either. Going to New York to see a Broadway show may not cost as much as going to London, but it’s not exactly cheap either: The average Broadway show ticket is more than $100, and that’s before lodging and food and transportation and all that. But it still makes the show a lot more accessible than it was before, and a lot more Americans will end up seeing it. And really, it’s cause for excitement: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is (almost definitely) coming to Broadway!

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