18.02.23 Harry Potter

February 24, 2018
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Best Selling Book Debuts On Broadway

5 hours & 15 minutes

Expected run time of the Broadway adaption of “Harry Potter”

Play staged in two parts seen on one day or on different nights.

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

  • Opens April 22nd on Broadway
  • 8th book in series, but 1st ever theatrical production
  • The play earned a record-breaking 11 Oliver Awards (U.K. version of the Tonys)
  • NOT a musical but will compete against Disney’s musical adaptation of “Frozen”

Pre-show jitters?

‘Broadway is a scary place.”

J.K. Rowling to The New York Times about the challenges of adapting her best selling book series to Broadway, Feb. 21, 2018

Pure Magic!

Harry Potter’s Success

  • Best-selling book series in history
  • 500M books sold worldwide
  • Translated into 80 languages
  • 20 years since first book “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was published (still the bestseller of the series)

No Potter without an 8-year-old’s approval?

J.K. Rowling’s first “Potter” book was rejected by a dozen publishers.

Small British publisher Bloomsbury finally said yes.

But only after its Chairman’s young daughter couldn’t put the book down.

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by Jenna Lee,