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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the two-part play designed to be a sequel to J.K. Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter series, just shattered a British performing arts record. It picked up a whopping nine prizes at the Olivier Awards for London theater: best new play, best director, best lighting, sound, costumes, and set design as well as honors for the actors playing Harry, Hermione, and Draco Malfoy’s son, Scorpius.
The previous record-holders for the Olivier Awards, Matilda the Musical and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, only won seven awards each. Harry Potter was also nominated for choreography and music, but lost out to The Red Shoes and School of Rock.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child follows the adventures of Albus, Harry’s younger son, during his first year at Hogwarts. Albus befriends Scorpius Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass on the Hogwarts Express, and, naturally, riotous adventures ensure.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently set to open at the Lyric Theater on Broadway in the spring of 2018.
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