One of the most important and influential young adult book series in international history, J.K. Rowling's renowned HARRY POTTER franchise is a worldwide blockbuster like few others - whether on the page, on the screen or on the stage.

Following up the success of the book and films is her newest creation, West End and Broadway tent-pole event HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD: PARTS 1 & 2. Featuring a spate of familiar faces from the source material along with some fresh new additions given its futuristic setting, the two-part theatrical event has taken the world by storm since its debut in 2016.

Based upon an original story by Rowling along with bookwriter Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany, the original West End production went on to receive a record-breaking 11 Olivier Award nominations and took home nine awards, including Best New Play, Best Actor, Best Actor In A Supporting Role, Best Actress In A Supporting Role and Best Director. 

Subsequently, the play has received numerous awards in its stateside mounting, as well, nabbing top honors at the 2018 Tony Awards including Best Play, Best Direction Of A Play and the lion's share of technical awards.

A prime example of theatrical invention and ingenuity with a gripping story-line appealing to all ages, the 2019 Lotus Lee Foundation Children's Play Initiative winner will undoubtedly mirror the international appeal of this smash hit.

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By Pat CerasaroComment