Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway


Cara Keller, Staff Writer

Recently I was able to see the new Broadway play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  The two-part play takes place nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts and continues Harry’s story as he, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and Draco send their children off to Hogwarts.  Following the adventures of best friends Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, the play delves deeper into the series’s recurring theme of friendship, as well as family and love. Time plays a huge part in moving the plot along, as it emphasizes just how important the past is to the future.  It shows that every moment in our lives shapes our future, and by altering only a minute incident in those lives can cause a ripple effect for both the good and the bad.

Bravo to the behind-the-scenes team and crew for the truly magical experience felt by all.  The Lyric Theater in New York was completely transformed from its facade adorned in symbols of dark magic, right down to the Potter insignia carpet and wallpaper, designed to make even the most avid Potter fans at home. Used throughout the show, the special effects captured the audience, making them feel as if they, too, were right there time travelling to and from the Wizarding World.  Without a trap door or wire in sight, every optical illusion and spellbinding element of this production is sure to boggle the mind of even Harry Houdini himself! Not only entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, but it also keeps the audience guessing as to what happens next. This eighth installment of the series does not tinder the preceding seven, but instead enhances and raises the bar, and it will certainly not disappoint, dare I say, exceed expectations of all Potterheads.

So, if you are a Potter fan, jump on your broomstick to see it!  If not, you will certainly be entertained by the show that has raised the bar for the rest of Broadway.  Without revealing too much, I highly recommend the show. #I’mKeepingTheSecrets!