'Harry Potter' Play May Be Coming to Broadway

There have been discussions about bringing it to the Lyric Theatre.

BySTEPHEN IERVOLINO
December 2, 2016, 3:55 PM

— -- "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" may be coming to Broadway's Lyric Theatre.

The 1,900-seat theater, Broadway’s largest, is currently home to Cirque du Soleil’s $25 million "Broadway Paramour," which is slated to relocate after its final performance on April 16, 2017.

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), which owns the Lyric, has announced a multimillion-dollar renovation to reconfigure the theater to create a more intimate -- but still impressive -- 1,500 seat venue in order to feature the U.K. smash hit, which finds Harry as an adult father of three, with his son Albus struggling with his family's magical legacy.

In a joint statement announcing the plans, author J.K. Rowling noted, "I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway' and very excited by the proposed plans."

According to HarryPotterThePlay.com, the two-part, six-hour "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is sold out in the U.K. for most of the next two years; advanced sales have logged upward of a record $50 million.

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