Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway)
Open run 3h 30m
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway)
91

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(8965 Ratings)
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92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
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Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

Harry Potter is all grown up in this Tony-winner that brings the magic of the books alive on stage.

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60 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan.

Don't see it if If you do not like fantasy.

60 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Enchanting, Stage effects, Great acting, Immersive, Wow

See it if You like Harry Potter & care about set and stage effects. Storyline & acting were pretty good, everything else brings it together.

Don't see it if You don’t like Harry Potter, care more about story than anything else, can’t sit through a 3 hour show Read more

64 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Ambitious, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to see how magical stagecraft can be. What a masterful use of design, movement, and performance.

Don't see it if you're looking a riotous comedy or a simple rehash of the Harry Potter books and movies.

96 Reviews | 32 Followers
100
Entertaining, Ambitious, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if YOu like Harry Potter or even if you don't or haven't read the books. Extremely fun and entertaining. Wonderful special effects!!!!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of all things Harry Potter.

90 Reviews | 32 Followers
100
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love magic, special effects, a touching and beautiful story

Don't see it if Forgot how to dream!

88 Reviews | 14 Followers
100
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a very well done show on stage and want to be taken into the magical world of mystical characters and muggles.

Don't see it if you are not a Harry Potter Fan (is that even possible?!;-)). Be aware that it is quite lengthy (but not boring!).

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love Harry Potter and Dancing and special effects

Don't see it if You don’t like a long show

63 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to be amazed by the magic of theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for a more serious and simple play.

Critic Reviews (71)

The New York Times
December 7th, 2021

CRITIC'S PICK "It remains diamond-sharp in its staging and dazzling in its visual imagination, as magical as any spell or potion...Yet there are excisions, most of them so surgical you would never notice, though I did slightly miss the beloved Hogwarts groundskeeper Hagrid...This new version remains ravishingly entertaining, but is also, like the movie adaptations, a more obvious attempt to cash in on Pottermania."
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Time Out New York
December 7th, 2021

"5/5 stars...Despite its shrinking, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' has kept most of its charm. The spectacular set pieces of John Tiffany’s production remain...The plotting sometimes feels more rushed than before. But the changes have the salutary effect of focusing the story on its most interesting new creations: the resentful Albus Potter (James Romney) and the unpopular Scorpius Malfoy (Brady Dalton Richards), whose bond has been reconceived in a significant way."
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Theatermania
December 7th, 2021

"Some of the actors stumble over their lines as they race through the first half-hour. The sailing is much smoother after that, as the performers are allowed to settle into their characters and inhabit the magical world Tiffany has created with his team of designers...The leaner, meaner version onstage at the Lyric is actually a better play that has lost nothing in terms of production value."
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Broadway News
December 7th, 2021

"Every bit as rewarding as the original version. My lack of surprise derives from the theatrical expertise, on every level, evinced by the creators of the two-part version...Potterheads may notice where subplots have been trimmed or eliminated, but the many-tentacled narrative remains virtually the same...And the production retains virtually all of the original’s bedazzlements, from wand battles to levitating Dementors, to quicksilver character transformations."
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The New York Times
April 22nd, 2018
For a previous production

"Five hours of performance pass in a wizardly wink of an eye...Everything that happens onstage seems as improbably fluid as, well, time itself. It helps that what happens includes some of the most eye-boggling illusions you’ll ever witness...The new gold standard for fantasy franchise entertainment on Broadway...This slyly manipulative production knows exactly how, and how hard, to push the tenderest spots of most people’s emotional makeups."
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Time Out New York
April 22nd, 2018
For a previous production

"A triumph of theatrical magic...Combines grand storytelling with stagecraft on a scale heretofore unimagined...It is often suspenseful and sometimes downright frightening. Yet amid the cinematic tumult and dazzle of the densely action-packed plot, Thorne and Tiffany carve out quiet scenes of intimacy and tenderness. Great care has gone into creating each moment of this state-of-the-art adventure. It leaves its audience awestruck, spellbound, and deeply satisfied."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 22nd, 2018
For a previous production

"Jam-packed with breakneck plot twists, charming performances, mind-bending spectacle, and, perhaps more surprisingly, moments of theatrical whimsy that feel, amidst the high-tech sorcery, delightfully simple...It effectively weaves serious themes with bouncy adventure narrative, it’s heartfelt and sometimes a touch hokey...You’re pretty much willing to forgive its shortcomings as it sweeps you along in a rush of rip-roaring, good-natured imagination."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 25th, 2018
For a previous production

"The special effects are sensational, especially if you like theatrical 'black magic'...Plays like a musical—most of the show is underscored and all of the putative song cues are self-evident—and might have been slightly more fun had it been one...To those who have never read a Potter novel or seen a Potter film, 'The Cursed Child' will make no sense at all. Everyone else should find the plot trite, though there’s always something cool to see onstage, which helps a bit."
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