JK Rowling story is currently on the West End
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child could be heading to Broadway. Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are reportedly in detailed talks to open the show at the Lyric Theatre in New York in Spring 2018.
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child enjoyed an award-winning opening at London’s Palace Theatre this summer, with shows continuing to sell-out.
According to Pottermore, discussions to bring Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to Broadway are now in their final stages, with major theatre owner Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) planning a huge multi-million-dollar transformation of the New York’s Lyric Theatre in preparation for its Broadway opening.
Speaking to Pottermore, producer Sonia Friedman said; “We are still subject to planning, but assuming we get the go ahead, we will have the theatre of our dreams that will be intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to follow in the footsteps of the London production and continue to provide low priced tickets throughout the auditorium.”
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child became the fastest-selling book in the UK this decade, selling more than 680,000 copies in its first three days.
It beats Fifty Shades Of Grey, which sold 664,478 copies in one single week in 2012.
The script, which tells the story of the newly-opened West End show, has also sold two million copies in two days in the US and Canada.
Ellie Berger, President of Scholastic Trade, said in a statement: “Eager fans of all ages gathered at midnight parties in bookstores and libraries to get their copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, bringing communities together to celebrate the magic of reading and the power of great storytelling.”
The book is currently on track to gross the second biggest single-week sales for a book since records began. The number one book in that category is Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, which sold 1.8 million copies in its launch week in 2007.