As the sales of Harry Potter and the Cursed child continue to rake in millions within the theatre scene in London, it seems as if most of the theatres within New York City have been striving for the opportunity to bring it to their audience. Things must be looking real good for Colin Callender and Sonia Friedman – producers of the play – who have the upper hand over the Broadway theatre scene in NYC.
Typically what occurs when a producer creates a play is that they essentially have to take a number and wait in line as they pray that the likes of Nederlanders, Shuberts or Juhamcyn give their play a home. However, due to the fact that Harry Potter itself is well known throughout the country and has had a ten year run in the cinemas, the shoes have been turned and now the landlords are being described as being the supplicants.
Harry Potter is scheduled to come to Broadway by the spring of 2018. However,
due to popular demand by an abundance of Broadway theatre owners in NYC, many speculate that it may arrive as early as next fall. However, the question that lies to be answered is which Broadway theatre will Harry Potter be home to?
For starters, the Ambassador Theatre Group have publicly said that they would love to receive the show for it’s Lyric Theatre. However, many experts have proclaimed that Lyric Theatre is a place where “multimillion dollar shows, go to die” such as the doomed shows: Spider-Man, Ragtime, Turn Off the Dark and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”.
The Nederlanders have also demonstrated an interest in Harry Potter, but is currently home to “Cats” which many experts believe will be around for at least one more year, which should free up some space for Harry Potter by spring of 2018.
The Shuberts on the other hand will be available to showcase Harry Potter once Josh Grobans leaves “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 next year.
However, one source proclaimed that The Winter Garden would be an ideal theatre for Harry Potter to be showcased in, due to its sheer size which is large, but not necessarily overwhelming.
The debate is still in the air as to which Broadway theatre will be home to Harry Potter, but never before have so many different owners of various prominent Broadway theatres in NYC, demonstrated such a deep and profound interest to make their theatre the ‘go-to’ spot for a play, usually it was always the other way around for the producers of the play themselves.