The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child onstage at the Lyric Theatre.
The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child onstage at the Lyric Theatre.
(© Manuel Harlan)

The Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre has made Broadway history again.

Jack Thorne's Tony-winning drama has set a new Broadway record for weekly ticket sales for a play, reporting a gross of $2,277,446 for the week ending June 17. This passes the mark set by the two-part play in previews the week ending April 8 ($2,138,859), as well as the previous top grossing play, All the Way, which peaked at $1,623,495 in 2014.

Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play written by Thorne and directed by Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings. The production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London, where it continues to play to sold-out houses. It opened on Broadway April 22 and received six 2018 Tony Awards.

The production features seven of the original West End production's stars reprising their roles: Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley), Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy), and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy).