The Cursed Child is the latest show to schedule its return to New York City stages alongside other recent announcements for The Book of Mormon, The Lion King and Wicked, and the delayed debut of The Music Man.
In a statement, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender called Broadway’s reopening “an unprecedented moment in theatre history.” They shared that they were “delighted” to announce the debut of a re-imagined show “audiences can see in one afternoon or evening.”
“Given the challenges of remounting and running a two-part show in the U.S. on the scale of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the commercial challenges faced by the theatre and tourism industries emerging from the global shutdowns, we are excited to be able to move forward with a new version of the play that allows audiences to enjoy the complete Cursed Child adventure in one sitting eight times a week,” Friedman and Callender said.
Broadway had been shut down since March 2020, following a mandate from Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In May, more than a year after theatres went dark, The Broadway League and the governor announced that theatres could return to full capacity starting Sept. 14.