Update 28th June 2021 – It has been officially confirmed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will return on Broadway as one stand alone play, rather than the current two part play format. The new one play format will be produced in San Francisco and Toronto. The Original West End production will remain unchanged.
The production website states: The show has been boldly restaged by the original award-winning creative team, exclusively for its return to North America. With just one ticket in hand, you’ll enjoy the continuation of Harry’s story in one magical afternoon or evening. Do hold onto the edge of your seat though, as this spellbinding spectacular will whisk you back to Hogwarts and beyond your imagination for a one-of-a-kind journey that’s everything you hoped for—and more.
Tickets go on presale July 8th
Today it was announced that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway was not going to open until 2022, an odd choice considering other large scale Broadway productions are starting to announce a September reopening.
However, rather than it being the pandemic according to reports by the New York Times ‘is rethinking its length and structure before deciding how and when to reopen’
Meanwhile, while London production has recently extended its closure until the 10th October 2021 at the earliest, the Melbourne production is already playing due to the easing of restrictions in Australia in the current format of two plays.
Could the producers be toying with the idea of condensing the two part play into one? Such a decision would almost certainly require a huge reduction of material, a huge rewrite and a cull of its company size. If the producers do decide to condense the format will this apply to all productions going forward?