The producers of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and the main Muggle herself, J.K. Rowling, are in "advanced discussions" to bring the hit show to Broadway.
Its home across the pond would be the Lyric Theatre, where Cirque du Soleil's "Paramour" is currently playing through April 16, 2017. Beginning in May, the theater will close for a multimillion-dollar renovation and reopen in Spring 2018 with the "Harry Potter" sequel, Ambassador Theatre Group announced Thursday night.
The remodeling will actually shrink the auditorium from 1,900 to 1,500 seats and change the shape of the stage, all to accommodate the show's specifications to create "a bespoke home that will be intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to deliver on our commitment to provide audiences with access to low priced tickets throughout the auditorium,” the producers said in a statement.
That will certainly take some magic, given that Harry Potter fandom has only grown since it "officially" ended with projects like Pottermore, "Cursed Child" and the recent "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" prequel film, which was also written by Rowling.
The lobby will also be transformed "to optimize the atmosphere and audience experience," say the producers. Is that wizarding PR speak for "photo ops"? We'll find out in 2018.