Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally headed to Broadway. Rowling’s Harry Potter Theatrical Productions confirmed in a press release Thursday that the acclaimed stage play, which netted a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards for excellence in London theater, will make its debut on the Great White Way in the spring of 2018.
Officially the eighth story of the Harry Potter franchise, Cursed Child is set nearly 20 years after the events of Deathly Hallows, the final book in Rowling’s beloved original book series, and finds Harry to be an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic while balancing the duties of parenthood. Centered on his relationship with his youngest son, the play tackles the themes of family and legacy.
The project was first commissioned in 2013 and has had a remarkably successful run, winning raves from critics and—more expectedly—selling out on a nightly basis. Parts One and Two of the play, written by Jack Thorne (National Treasure), have been released in print and will be produced jointly on Broadway, intended to be seen “in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive nights.” Tickets for the Broadway edition will go on sale in the fall as cast and crew announcements begin trickling in, but considering how fast these will likely go, you may as well start planning your trip now.