Harry Potter and the Cursed Child smashes Broadway record


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has already smashed records in the West End. Now it’s doing the same Stateside, as it becomes the highest-grossing Broadway play.

Whatever you think of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there is no denying that the play has been a success. After already smashing records in the West End, the production has moved Stateside and has already had a number of glowing reviews. Now it’s smashing more records, as it becomes the highest-grossing Broadway play in history.

If that wasn’t surprising enough, the play is still only in the preview stage! That’s how much Potterheads have wanted to see the production. And the play isn’t cheap. In fact, at C2E2, a New York-based author admitted that it was cheaper for her and her husband to fly to London to see the production on the West End rather than see it in her home city! However, if you’re lucky, you may be able to snag one of the 300 seats that sell for $40 or less.

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The Broadway production has now grossed more than $2.1 million since it opened. All the Way held the title for highest-grossing play in 2014, but only managed $1.62 million, which was half a million less than Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Lyric Theatre will officially open the production on April 22. It’s expected to continue growing, as more fans want to see the story of Harry Potter grown up and dealing with his children who are off to Hogwarts. The play is in two parts, with the first half performed during the day then a long break where you’re encouraged to leave the theater for dinner and return for the second half at night.

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