Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Breaks Lyric Theatre House Record (Once Again) - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Breaks Lyric Theatre House Record (Once Again)

 The Broadway Production of

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Breaks Lyric Theatre House Record (Once Again)

Grossing $2,671,191 for the Week Ending January 1, 2023


Highest Weekly Gross for a Play in Broadway History


The Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has once again broken the house record at the Lyric Theatre, grossing $2,671,191 for the 8-performance week ending January 1, 2023. This is the highest weekly gross for a play in Broadway history, a record the production first set with a gross of $2,525,850 for the week ending December 30, 2018.


In March of 2020, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child had the distinction of being named the Guinness World Record holder for the highest-grossing non-musical play in Broadway history, now has grossed over $250 million since opening in 2018.


The Broadway cast includes Steve Haggard as Harry Potter, Angela Reed as Ginny Potter, and Joel Meyers as their son Albus Potter. David Abeles and Rachel Leslie play Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Maya Thomas plays their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley. Aaron Bartz plays Draco Malfoy and Erik Peterson plays his son Scorpius Malfoy. Imani Jade Powers plays Delphi Diggory. Jenny Jules returns to the role of Hermione Granger on January 17, 2023.


They are joined by Chadd Alexander, John Alix, Kevin Rico Angulo, Chelsey Arce, Quinn Blades, Ebony Blake, Darby Breedlove, Ted Deasy, Jamyl Dobson, Irving Dyson Jr., Kira Fath, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Eleasha Gamble, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Chance Marshaun Hill, Edward James Hyland, Nick Hyland, Jax Jackson, Jack Koenig, Spencer LaRue, 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.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, has sold over 5 million tickets worldwide and holds a record 60 major honors, with nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play, and six Tony Awards including Best New Play.


Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany 


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.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most defining pop culture events of the decade” (Forbes).


Adventure runs in the family. When Harry Potter’s head-strong son Albus befriends the son of his fiercest rival, Draco Malfoy, it sparks an unbelievable new journey for them all—with the power to change the past and future forever. Prepare for a mind-blowing race through time, spectacular spells, and an epic battle, all brought to life with the most astonishing theatrical magic ever seen on stage. “You’ll be wondering ‘how’d they do that?’ for days to come” (People Magazine).


Experience the wizarding world like never before from the moment you arrive. The entire theatre has been transformed with hidden surprises to discover around every corner. “It’s a marvel of imagination, as magical as any spell or potion” (The New York Times).




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