‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ to celebrate 5th Anniversary on Broadway with “5 Days of Magic”

To celebrate five, record-breaking years on Broadway, the Tony Award-winning smash hit, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, has planned “5 Days of Magic” to mark the milestone anniversary, which will include magical surprises, in-theatre giveaways, and a special in-person lottery at one performance.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD opened at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway on Sunday 22 April 2018 and went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play.

Five Days of Magic” will kick off on Wednesday 19th April when audiences at the matinee performance will witness a special presentation from the New York City Mayor’s Office.

On Thursday 20th April, a video will be released featuring the Broadway cast performing a moment from the production at Edge, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere located at 30 Hudson Yards.

(l-r): David Abeles as Ron Weasley, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger, Maya Olivia Thomas as Rose Granger-Weasley, Spencer LaRue as James Potter, Angela Reed as Ginny Potter, Steve Haggard as Harry Potter & Joel Meyers as Albus Potter. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Then on Friday 21st April, fans will have the opportunity to enter a special in-person lottery at 4:30pm at the Lyric Theatre where a drawing will take place at 5:00 pm for 50 tickets at that evening’s performance within the first 5 rows of the theatre to be sold at $5 each.

Those who enter the lottery will also have the chance to win special prizes from across the Wizarding World, including full sets of the Harry Potter series, Funko Pop collectibles, Hogwarts notebooks and copies of Harry Potter: Feasts and Festivities by Insight Editions, Harry Potter LEGO® sets and a Hogwarts Legacy game and PlayStation 5 console bundle.

On the day of the actual anniversary, Saturday 22nd April, audience members at both performances will receive a special Harry Potter and the Cursed Child-themed commemorative gift.

And to close out the “Five Days of Magic,” there will be appearances from special guests and once-in-a-lifetime giveaways at the performance on Sunday 23rd April.

Many more surprises will be revealed throughout the “Five Days of Magic.”

Erik C. Peterson as Scorpius Malfoy and the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany 

The current Broadway cast includes Steve Haggard as Harry Potter, with Angela Reed as Ginny Potter and Joel Meyers as their son Albus Potter. David Abeles and Jenny Julesplay Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and Maya Olivia Thomas plays their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Aaron Bartz plays Draco Malfoy and Erik C. Peterson plays his son Scorpius Malfoy. Imani Jade Powers plays Delphi Diggory.

They are joined by Chadd Alexander, Kevin Rico Angulo, Chelsey Arce, Quinn Blades, Ebony Blake, Darby Breedlove, Ted Deasy, Irving Dyson Jr., Kira Fath, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Chance Marshaun Hill, Edward James Hyland, Nick Hyland, Jax Jackson, Jack Koenig, Spencer LaRue, Rachel Leslie, Samaria Nixon-Fleming, Erik Evan Olson, Alexandra Peter, Dan Piering, William Rhem Jr., Kiaya Scott, Stephen Spinella, Tom Stephens, Karen Janes Woditsch and Brittany Zeinstra.

Edward James Hyland as Albus Dumbledore. Photo by Manuel Harlan

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. US Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

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