Harry Potter comes to Broadway all grown up in this two-part story that picks up with Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermoine nineteen years after the events of the final book. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play. More…
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
See it if Takes you on a day of adventure with these characters! An exceptional follow up to the original w/ outstanding staging & performances.
Don't see it if You should probably have either seen the movies or read the books in order to fully enjoy the experience.
See it if You want to see a jaw dropping show that scores on every level. It’s not just special effects, it’s an amazing story with heart and depth.
Don't see it if I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this show. Even if you’ve never seen any of the movies or read any of the books this show is phenomenal!
See it if If you like the book. Great staging, writing .well acted and directed.
Don't see it if If you dont know the harry potter Potter book. Can be confusing at times
See it if You want to see a stunning spectacle with great effects, a great script, and wonderful performances. Long but mesmerizing.
Don't see it if You have no sense of the Potter universe. It won’t make sense to you if you don’t.
See it if you're a fan of the Harry Potter books, you like epic theatre lasting a whole day, inventive stagecraft, special effects & a touching story
Don't see it if your're not a Potter fan or never read the books, two part events don't interest you, dislike special effects, or think this is a kid's play
See it if you are curious about what can be done in a Broadway Theater with infinite money. The effects are marvelous. The themes are touching.
Don't see it if you don't have a lot of time to commit. A bit less time on moving stairs and swirling capes might have made this a one evening show.
See it if Sequel in the Potter canon picks after last book. Muggles are treated to mesmerising effects and stagecraft. Magical in every sense.
Don't see it if Audience deification of Harry Potter (ignore the gasps) might be a turn-off. Try to see at least one part anyway.
See it if 2 c amazing staging; cinematic flow of scenes; set in future when Harry has son, resonant story of father/son conflict
Don't see it if need 2 know Harry P basics 2 appreciate this update; much of the plotting is illogical; by 2nd of 2 parts, the wow factor has disappeared
See it if you like getting invested in really satisfying, heavily plotted adventure stories.
Don't see it if you're looking for a play that explores topical issues in our real world. (Though this show does well at examining family relationships.)
See it if You're a fan of the series & want to see a continuation of the story. You want a transporting event that begins when you enter the theatre.
Don't see it if You have no familiarity w/the series. You want a strong story: while every element is superb, the story is the 1 element slightly lacking.
See it if Like Harry Potter's World you be back where they are all adult, and sending their children to Hogwarts. With a lot of magic and humor.
Don't see it if you have no idea Who Harry Potter is or that not seen the movies or read the books.
See it if you have read the books/seen the movies; love great acting, stagecraft, production and illusion; enjoy having characters to love & root for.
Don't see it if you might be a little lost if unfamiliar with the Potter world; good story but pacing can be slow - would have benefited from some editing.
See it if U win the lottery, have devoted Potterites in tow, feel you must see it for the hype of it all, enjoy theater magic for its own sake,
Don't see it if Haven't read bks (you won't have a clue if not), want coherent script or interesting chars, don't have 2 days/6 hrs or lots of $$ to toss.
See it if You want to see a truly exquisite show. Great acting and staging. A phenomenal production.
Don't see it if You don't know anything about Harry Potter.
See it if you loved the Potter books and films and want to see the story continue in a new medium and if you have big bucks to spare.
Don't see it if you are not thoroughly familiar with the Potter books and films or if you have trouble with British accents or if you value brevity.
See it if Harry Potter reverberates for U, magical theatrical effects fascinate U, can't get enough HP, like family /character as major story elements
Don't see it if can't listen for 6 hours, dislike wizardry, think witchcraft is sinful, can't understand Brit accents, had bad boarding school experience
See it if you can score a ticket.It really is as good as all the hype says it is.The staging &special effects are amazing.This is as good as it gets.
Don't see it if you do not have an imagination, are dead at heart, have no soul. In other words: GO!
See it if you like JK Rowling’s characters, world-building, & way she developed the HP plots. There’s no question you’d get book 8 if there was one.
Don't see it if you/someone you’re bringing hasn’t read/finished/liked books 1-7. It really does take up like the next installment of the series.
See it if you like big productions, amazing staging, and are a HP fan. It's really incredible what they accomplish on stage and story is entertaining.
Don't see it if you haven't watched the movies or read the books. It's easy enough to follow along, but there are a lot of references you might not get.
See it if if you are a Harry Potter fan, or a Broadway fan, or you just like great entertainment, including some magic-like tricks.
Don't see it if if you can not stand Harry Potter and are not interested in great plays.
See it if a Harry Potter series fan; invested in immersive storytelling; want to feel like an awed child who leaves breathlessly in love with theatre.
Don't see it if an incurable Muggle disdainful of fantasy & feel good/family story clichés that intentionally tug the heartstrings; seeking strong writing.
See it if If you are familiar with the story and have read all of the books before seeing the show. Well produced and memorable!
Don't see it if If you have no idea of what the story is about or who the characters are.
See it if you want to see great direction, great staging, lighting, illusions, costumes, set, score, sound design
Don't see it if couldn't see authors of a Broadway show make all of the mistakes of many first time Off-Off Broadway authors. The script is ewww!