J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany Discuss Creation of Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Video   J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany Discuss Creation of Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
 
The interview was taped in the lobby of the Lyric Theatre, home to the two-part drama.

In the video above, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany discuss the creation of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the two-part play at the Lyric Theatre.

Rowling says, “The stakes were really high. And I had always been quite resistant, if I'm honest, to the idea of putting it on the stage, and I've said no to so much. It had to be a very special and unusual idea to make me think, ’Actually, that could be good.’ But if there's one thing I've learnt in life, it is all about the people you work with.”

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Based on an original story by Rowling, Thorne, and Tiffany and inspired by the characters and world of Rowling's wildly successful Harry Potter book series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two features a script by Thorne, direction by Tiffany, and movement by Steven Hoggett.

The work had its world premiere in July 2016 at London's Palace Theatre, where its sold-out run continues. A Broadway transfer featuring much of the original London cast opened at the Lyric Theatre in April 2018. The New York production won six 2018 Tony Awards, including Best Play. An Australian production is set to begin at Melbourne's Princess Theatre in January 2019, with a second North American company and German production set to follow.


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