‘harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ To Return To Curran In January As One
The Tony Award-winning two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is going to return, both to Broadway and to San Francisco, in a revised and much shorter form with the creative team having worked during the pandemic to turn this into a one-part show.
Audiences in San Francisco only got to see the two-part version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for a few months before the pandemic shut down all live theater last March only about five months, including previews, of what was promised to be at least a two-year run. And the experience, like it’s done on Broadway, needed to be had over two nights or one long day of theater-going, with a marathon that began in the early afternoon, took a break for dinner, and continued into the night.
It sounds like the producers are aiming to keep the show on Broadway a bit longer than a two-part show typically sustains even though it is already the longest-running two-parter ever to play on a Broadway stage. So, the revision has tightened the storyline in ways they won’t elaborate on, and they’re aiming to get the show to come in at a runtime they still aren’t publicizing. Just know that when the play reopens on Broadway and in SF, you’ll be able to see it all in one sitting with presumably one intermission.
Broadway performances are set to resume on November 16, while the Curran production will resume on January 11, 2022 with the casts now rehearsing an entirely new version of the play they were performing 15 months ago.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the sprawling stage play that imagines Harry and his friends as grown-ups and their children as wizards-in-training, will be substantially restructured before returning to Broadway this fall.
The play, which had been staged in two parts before the pandemic, will return as a single show on Nov. 16.
The show was widely acclaimed, winning the Olivier Award for best new play when it opened in London, and the Tony Award for best new play when it opened in New York. But it was costly to develop, costly to run, and costly for theatergoers, who had to buy tickets to two shows to experience it fully.
The plays lead producers, Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, in a joint statement attributed their decision to the challenges of remounting and running a two-part show in the U.S. on the scale of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the commercial challenges faced by the theater and tourism industries emerging from the global shutdowns.
The two-part play is already running in Melbourne and is scheduled to reopen in London on Oct. 14 and to resume previews in Hamburg on Dec. 1.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
San Franciscoâs Curran Theater has been transformed into a wild wizarding world that now hosts one of the most acclaimed plays in history: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The two-part drama is the eighth adventure in the Harry Potter saga and the first to be presented on stage.
Since its July 2016 opening at Londonâs Palace Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has garnered 25 major U.S. trophies, including six Tony Awards, and 24 major U.K. awards including nine Olivier Awards.
In Cursed Child, Harry Potter fans will see many familiar and beloved names mixed in with a new generation of characters. The story unfolds 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final novel in J.K. Rowlingâs literary series. Grown-up versions of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, and Hermione Granger send their kids off to study at their alma mater, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry, now a harried employee at the Ministry of Magic, tries to downplay his rock-star wizard status as his adolescent son, Albus, squirms under his fatherâs shadow and struggles to fit in at Hogwarts. When Albus gets mixed up in a time-travel scheme gone awry, all wizarding hell breaks loose. Spells are cast, curses are inflicted, and wand battles send people and objects flying through the air.
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‘harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ To Close At The Curran In September
We thought maybe it would be there forever, but Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is winding down its lengthy albeit interrupted run at the Curran Theater in September after 393 performances.
Ambassador Theatre Group either has plans to bring another big show to the Curran, or this cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed to another city to inspire and excite Potter fans elsewhere. In any event, the Curran website declares today that the show “must end September 11,” so if you haven’t seen it yet and were planning to, now’s your last chance to snag tickets.
The production is being touted as the “longest-running play in San Francisco history,” which appears to be a distinction from “longest-running show” or musical that honor goes to The Phantom of the Opera, which played at the Curran for five straight years from 1993 to 1998, a total of 2,102 performances.
“We are extremely proud of our San Francisco production,” say producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender in a release. “To be the longest running play in the city is an amazing achievement. We would like to thank all our cast, company and creative team for getting us to this incredible milestone. There is a rich culture of arts and theater here, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to San Francisco audiences for embracing our play.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Comes To The Bay Area
The Curran Theatre is hosting Broadway’s super-hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and if you act now, there’s still time to score amazing tickets for any incredible performance left on the schedule! This Harry Potter San Francisco production is one of the most anticipated of the year, a must-catch thrill for young readers and fans who grew up with J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. Though with several months of performances to choose from, you’ve certainly got plenty of options!
So join the Boy Who Lived on a time-traveling adventure that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about Hogwarts and more. Click the links below to learn more about available seating options at this fan-favorite show, and get your Harry Potter San Francisco Tickets today!
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