J.K. Rowling on Harry Potter Play on Broadway

After seven books and eight movies, J.K. Rowling thought she was done with Harry Potter. “I genuinely, I didn’t want Harry to go onstage,” Rowling said in the video below. “I felt that I was done.”

Nevertheless Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is set to open at Broadway’s Lyric Theater on April 22, 2018.
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“I’d said no to everyone for 10 years…we all know I don’t need the money. Life is too short.”

It was the prospect of working with director John Tiffany and plawyright Jack Thorne, Rowling says, that finally convinced her.

That, and the temptation to tell the story of of Harry’s son, Albus, and the burden he carries as the child of a famous parent.

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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