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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway cast announced

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway cast announced

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will open on Broadway next year with seven lead members of the original West End company.

The critically acclaimed two-part play - which is a follow-up to J.K. Rowling's hugely successful 'Harry Potter' novel and movie series - will make its US debut in the famous theatre district of New York in April 2018 when it opens at the Lyric Theatre, and it has been announced that Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley) with Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy) will return for the US run.

They will be joined by an "extraordinary" supporting cast, who will play a variety of roles, including four children who will alternate two roles, according to Deadline.

Director John Tiffany said: "We have assembled an extraordinary cast for Broadway. Our Cursed Child family is growing with 28 brilliant new actors bringing their unique talents to our production."

Tickets for the shows will go on sale later this year, though it is unclear as of yet how long the play will remain at the Lyric Theatre - which is set to undergo major refurbishment prior to the show's opening night on April 22.

The play has been a phenomenal success in London's West End winning 22 awards in total, and nine of those were Britain's prestigous Oliver Awards.

'Cursed Child' won Best New Play, Best Actor (Jamie Parker), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Anthony Boyle), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Noma Dumezweni) and Best Director (John Tiffany) at the annual awards ceremony in London.

The widely acclaimed production also won in the Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design and Best Set Design categories.

It became the most awarded production in the history of the Olivier Awards.