It was only a matter of time before a Harry Potter story became a play. Perhaps the only surprise is that the first play in the Harry Potter universe is not a retelling of one of the classic books/movies but an original story written by J.K. Rowling as the eighth installment in the Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not a play that is currently touring. The two places to catch the show in North America are the Lyric Theatre on Broadway and the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, ON. These are two of the six places where the play can be seen worldwide, with the other locations being in London’s West End, Tokyo, Hamburg (Germany), and Melbourne (Australia).
It is worth keeping an eye on Immotralseats.com to see if (when) Harry Potter and the Curse Child eventually begins a national tour. The 2018 Tony Award-winning Best Play is set nineteen years after the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and focuses on Harry Potter – now in his role as Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic – as his son is about to attend Hogwarts for the first time. It is a script that features plenty of twists and turns, to the point that Rowling had to ask fans not to spoil the show after seeing it.
The play was initially split into two parts. This meant fans watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child were encouraged to see the two parts on the same day or on consecutive evenings. This meant over five hours of content, drawing criticism of the play. The London production is currently the only one still showing the play in this format, with all others reverting to a single play with around an hour and a half of its content cut to fit into a tighter window. This version of the play is the one most will watch, and fans and non-fans of the series will love the world they are transported to for an afternoon/evening when taking in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.