Thanks to a judge ruling refusing to block Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming to San Francisco. The production is still on track for a Fall 2019 opening.
If you have been wondering why there hasn’t been much news since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child San Francisco was announced. It’s because there has been some dispute between theater owners in court over the production.
A dispute that has been going on since at least September when it was first reported by the New York Times. In the report, Nederlander, which operates both the Orpheum and Golden Gate theaters in San Francisco, asked a judge to block the production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Dear Evan Hansen from coming to the Curran Theater, owned by Carole Shorenstein Hays, a once ally now turned rival.
This dispute cast a shadow of doubt on what this might mean for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child arriving in San Francisco next year. Would the production be postponed until the dispute had been resolved? Would it be canceled all together?
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Well, those thoughts can now be cast aside, for now at least, as a Judge refused the request to block the arrival of the two big name productions. It’s not 100% clear if this ruling brings the matter to a close or if things can be taking further, an option for an appeal was not made known.
No comment has been made by either Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or Dear Evan Hansen.
So what do you make of this situation? Do you think the matter is closed now? Or do you think there is more to come? Drop a comment just below sharing your thoughts.