Friday Forty Announced for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

First Broadway “Friday Forty” on March 9, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Parts One and Two

Every Friday at 1:00 PM ET, 40 tickets for every performance the following week will be released for some of the very best seats in the theatre at $40 ($20 per part).

www.HarryPotterThePlay.com 

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender have announced that beginning Friday, March 9, 2018, every Friday at 1:00 PM ET the Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will release 40 tickets for every performance the following week for some of the very best seats in the theatre at $40 ($20 per part). These tickets are known as the “Friday Forty” and will only be available through the official website, TodayTix.com or the TodayTix App. For more information, visit www.harrypottertheplay.com/us/ticket-info.

Entries will be accepted via TodayTix each Friday from 12:01 AM ET until 1:00 PM ET for the following week’s performances. Winners will be notified between 1:00 PM ET and 5:00 PM ET.

Winners pay $40 total ($20 per Part) per person, securing a seat for both Part One and Part Two in consecutive performances the following week. Winners are able to purchase a maximum of two tickets for both Part One and Part Two in one transaction. Winners can pickup tickets at the box office on the day of their performance.

To ensure that as many people as possible have the chance to access these low price tickets, they are only available to buy via the official website, TodayTix.com or the TodayTix App. It is not possible to purchase these tickets in person at the Lyric Theatre or anywhere else.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins preview performances on March 16, 2018 and the official opening is April 22, 2018 at the fully renovated Lyric Theatre (214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY).

Based on an original new story by J.K. RowlingJack Thorne and John TiffanyHarry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.

Visit www.HarryPotterThePlay.com for more information and sign up for the mailing list to stay up to date with future ticket releases and the latest news and updates.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London where it continues to play to sold out houses.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 22 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards earlier this year including Best New Play and Best Director.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children. 

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Seven members of the award-winning Original West End Company will reunite on stage for the Broadway premiere: Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley) with Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy). They will be joined by David AbelesBrian AbrahamShirine BabbJess BarbagalloOlivia BondStephen BradburyLauren Nicole CipolettiWill CoombsJoshua De JesusJessie FisherRichard GallagherSusan HeywardGeraldine HughesEdward James HylandByron JenningsKatie KreislerJoey LaBrascaAndrew LongLandon MaasKathryn MeisleAngela ReedDave RegisterAdeola RoleJames RomneyNathan SalstoneMalika SamuelAlanna SaundersBrooklyn ShuckDavid St. LouisStuart WardMadeline WeinsteinAlex Weisman and Benjamin Wheelwright playing a variety of characters.

Mr. Parker, Ms. Dumezweni, Mr. Thornley, Ms. Miller, Mr. Clemmett, Mr. Price and Mr. Boyle are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. US Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA. UK Casting by Julia Horan, CDG.

 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman ProductionsColin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Booking Period

Additional tickets at all price points for performances from March 16, 2018 to March 10, 2019 will be released as and when available through the official website www.HarryPotterThePlay.com and Ticketmaster.com.

There will be opportunities to purchase tickets in the future including late release and returned tickets which will regularly become available. 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.

How To See The Play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two parts. There are three options presented for how to see the play:

·       Parts One and Two together on the same day or consecutive evenings (recommended)

·       Parts One and Two separately for non-consecutive performances

·       Part One or Part Two only

Ticket Prices

For every performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there are 300 seats priced at $40 or less per part, and 150 of these seats are priced at $20 per part.

Standard pricing is $20, $40, $80, $130, $165 and $199 per part. During previews (March 16 to April 21, 2018), select price points are reduced and tickets are priced at $20, $40, $70, $120, $155 and $189 per part. Premium tickets are also available for all performances. Standard Ticketmaster service fees apply.

Friday Forty

Every Friday at 1:00 PM ET, production will release 40 tickets for every performance for the following week for some of the very best seats in the theatre at $40 ($20 per part). These tickets are known as the “Friday Forty” and will only be available via the the official website www.HarryPotterThePlay.com, TodayTix.com or the TodayTix App.

Entries will be accepted via TodayTix each Friday from 12:01 AM ET until 1:00 PM ET for the following week’s performances. Winners will be notified between 1:00 PM ET and 5:00 PM ET.

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Performance Schedule

Previews will begin with Part One on Friday, March 16, 2018 and Part Two on Saturday, March 17, 2018, and the Official Opening performances of Parts One and Part Two will be on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

The schedule for preview performances varies from the regular schedule. Click here to see the full performance schedule, available on the official website.

 

From April 25, 2018, the regular performance schedule will be:

Monday – no performance

Tuesday – no performance

Wednesday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two

Thursday – 7:30 PM Part One

Friday – 7:30 PM Part Two

Saturday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two

Sunday – 2:00 PM Part One & 7:30 PM Part Two

Special Access Performances

The performances of Part One and Part Two on Saturday, August 11, 2018 and Wednesday, January 9, 2019 will be Open Captioned. The performances of Part One and Part Two on Saturday, August 25, 2018 and Wednesday, January 23, 2019 will be Audio Described. Details of how to book tickets for these performances will be released soon via the official website and newsletter.

Trevor Chauvin