“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Marks a Historic Milestone on Broadway

In a remarkable achievement on Broadway, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has now become the fifth-longest-running play in the history of Broadway, surpassing the record previously held by the 1978 thriller “Deathtrap.” This milestone was reached during the performance on May 21, as reported by Broadwaynews.com.

The play, which premiered at the Lyric Theatre on April 18, 2018, after beginning previews on March 16 of the same year, has enthralled audiences with its magical storytelling and captivating performances. The production has now exceeded 1,793 performances, placing it among the legendary ranks of long-running Broadway shows such as “Gemini,” “Abie’s Irish Rose,” “Tobacco Road,” and “Life with Father.”

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is based on an original story crafted by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, with the play written by Thorne and directed by Tiffany. The narrative extends the beloved Harry Potter series, exploring the challenges of parenthood faced by an adult Harry Potter and the adventures of his son, Albus, who forms an unlikely friendship with Draco Malfoy’s son.

Not only has the play achieved critical acclaim, winning multiple Tony Awards, but it has also set a Guinness World Record as the highest-grossing non-musical play in Broadway history, amassing over $330 million in total sales and attracting more than 2.583 million attendees.

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