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New York Times talks to J.K. Rowling ahead of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway debut
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The New York Times recently talked to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling ahead of her plays upcoming debut on Broadway. - photo by Herb Scribner
Will Harry Potter and the Cursed Child succeed on Broadway? Thats the question on the minds of writers at The New York Times, which recently profiled Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling ahead of her plays upcoming debut on Broadway.

The play will hit Broadway beginning April 22, as the Deseret News reported.

Rowling, who first penned the Harry Potter series in cafes as a struggling single mother, said she sees Broadway as a new challenge after her play did so well in England.

Not only did it earn rave reviews, but it won awards in nine categories in the Olivier Awards, essentially the British Tony Awards.

Rowling said she wasnt keen on bringing the Harry Potter character to the stage until producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender suggested it be a musical.

We talked about loss, fear, bereavement, what its like to try to make a family when your own is poor or nonexistent, she said in the interview. I was really interested in making something more reflective than had been possible in the films. I dont think we ever deviated from those themes.

Rowling also told The New York Times that she continues to work on the script, adding that its her responsibility to make sure fans dont hate it.

I think, she said calmly, that its up to me what I do with the world I created.

People who want to watch the play recently had an opportunity to buy tickets, according to the Deseret News. Ticket presales began Feb. 7, available only to those who had an access code. Tickets cost $40-$199 per part, with 40 seats that cost $20 per part.

More tickets will be available when they are freed up on HarryPotterThePlay.com and Ticketmaster.com.
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