Wands at the Ready! A New Harry Potter Exhibit Is Coming To New York and You Should be Excited

Wands at the Ready! A New Harry Potter Exhibit Is Coming To New York and You Should be Excited

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With all the hype around Harry Potter & The Cursed Child finally making its way to Broadway, Harry Potter fans have even more to look forward to. The first of it’s kind celebrating a single series of books by a living author, ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ is coming to New York’s Historical Society from October 5, 2018 to January 27, 2019.      via Giphy   With prices ranging from $21 for adults to $6 for kids, fans of the series can now view original manuscripts, rare books, and even J.K. Rowling’s original pitch letter to publishers. With tons …

J.K. Rowling Reveals Jessica Williams Role in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’!

J.K. Rowling Reveals Jessica Williams Role in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’!

J.K. Rowling attended the Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child alongside actress and comedian Jessica Williams Sunday night.     ??‍♀️ A post shared by Jessica Williams (@msjwilly) on Apr 22, 2018 at 3:56pm PDT     The pair showed off their friendship with an Instagram video announcing that Williams will be playing the role of Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. What we know about Lally Hicks so far is that she is a teacher at the Ivermony School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (which is basically the American equivalent of Hogwarts; just imagine if Hogwarts had actually been …

Ticketmaster Is No Match for Dedicated ‘Cursed Child’ Fans

Ticketmaster Is No Match for Dedicated ‘Cursed Child’ Fans

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Well, Sunday at 10 a.m. was not fun for Ticketmaster…or Harry Potter fans. The major ticket selling site joined up with the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child team for the trusty Verified Fan program!   Image Via New York City Theater     This means that any witch or wizard vying for tickets to the NYC Broadway show must sign in through Ticketmaster and answer a series of questions about your registration process. It’s a great idea considering it’s supposed to weed out all those damn ticket robots and scalpers that suck up all the chances for us real …

J.K. Rowling’s Return to the Harry Potter World Made Her the Richest Author Again

J.K. Rowling’s Return to the Harry Potter World Made Her the Richest Author Again

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For the first time in this decade, J.K. Rowling has exceeded the prolific James Patterson, according to Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid authors. With a combination of print, ebooks, audiobooks, films, and a bunch of other things, Rowling earned an estimated total of $95 million (£72.3 million) in 2017, which is equivalent to $180 per minute.   Much of her success this year derived from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. After the Cursed Child‘s release last summer, the book sold more than 680,000 print copies in the U.K. in three days, and became the …

London Cast of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Reprising Roles for Broadway

London Cast of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Reprising Roles for Broadway

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Last year, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” premiered at Palace Theatre in London, leaving every city other than London Harry Potter-less. It was announced in May, however, that “Cursed Child” will be making its Broadway debut at the Lyric Theatre on April 22, 2018. And now we have a cast announcement: the lead cast from London will reprise their roles in New York.   via Wikipedia   The cast is as follows:   Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger   Jamie Parker as Harry Potter   Paul Thornley as Ron Weasley   Poppy Miller as Ginny Potter   Sam Clemmett as Albus …