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Cursed Child piece will be cut and adapted for single presentation; see return schedule

After more than a year without performances due to the pandemic of Covid-19, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will return to the stages of New York and San Francisco, in addition to debuting Toronto, in a reduced version compared to the London production, which will also be presented to the public.

The shows presented in the United States and Canada will have only one part, while the one in England will continue with two, as occurred before the pandemic. For this, the script had to be cut and adapted. The producers stated that the story is the same, but did not detail what was changed.

The producers of Cursed Child,Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, explained that the reduction was the way found to face the commercial difficulties that the theater industry was subjected to after the fechmanto of theaters, which has reached 15 months.

From the reopening, the play will be presented in the United States and Canada eight times a week, as with most theatrical productions. The adaptations were authorized and accompanied by J. K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter,who helped create the cursed child story.

“Although no one wanted everything that happened last year, Jack [Thorne, the roterista], John [Tiffany, the director] and the other collaborators were able to revisit the story and found a new way to frame it, keeping the original story intact,”Rowling said.

Return of Cursed Child

See below the date of return of the performances after the Covid-19 pandemic and the price of tickets, which can be purchased in advance or at the box office within a few hours of the show, if there is still availability.

United States

  • New York: November 12, 2021, with tickets between $79,000 and $289;
  • San Francisco: January 11, 2022, still no tickets on sale.

Producers have not yet said whether they will return to promote Friday Forty,a weekly draw in which 40 people are awarded to watch the play for $40 in the theater’s best places. The program is common among theaters, but no U.S. production has announced its return since reopening after the pandemic.


  • Toronto: premieres in May 2022, also without tickets on sale.


  • London: October 14, 2021, with two parts, presented on the same day or on consecutive days.


  • Melbourne: performances returned in February in two parts, with tickets at 65 to 225 Australian dollars per part.


  • Hamburg: premieres on December 5, 2021, in two parts.


  • Tokyo: premiere scheduled for the end of the first half of 2022.
Gina (Susie Trayling), Severus Target (Joe Idris-Roberts) and Harry Potter (Jamie Ballard) in Cursed Child
Gina (Susie Trayling), Severus Target (Joe Idris-Roberts) and Harry Potter (Jamie Ballard) in Cursed Child (Photo: Charlie Gray/Disclosure)

Based on a new story by J. K. Rowling, John Tifany and Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premiered in July 2016 in London, becoming a critical and critical success immediately. In 2018, the play premiered on Broadway in New York (USA), where it broke audience records and repeated critical success.

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