Harry Potter

Harry Potter parody play Puffs graduates to Off Broadway with bigger emotions and special effects

Going to wizarding school is hard, even when you’re not the Boy Everything Happens To. This is the premise of Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, a hilariously heartfelt parody of the famous seven-book series focusing on the often forgotten house...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:58pm

Twitter reacts to Daniel Radcliffe's calling out Tom Brady over his Trump support

Just ahead of Super Bowl LIII and all of its commercials, social media was whipped into a frenzy when British actor Daniel Radcliffe slammed New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over his alleged support of President Donald Trump. The Harry Potter actor is a known fan of American football, so...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 1:25pm

See Harry Potter: A History of Magic at midnight in its final week

The magic is almost over at the New-York Historical Society — on Jan. 27, Harry Potter: A History of Magic will Apparate to its next location. But for that final week the museum has extended its hours, even late enough for true night owls to see the exhibit. The special exhibit,...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 8:20pm

Everything you need to know about the Origin YouTube Premium series

From the Purge film series and Jordan Peele’s Get Out to television programs like Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, horror is having a moment. Now the Origin YouTube Premium series is hoping to cash in on this pop cultural zeitgeist with as the service's latest offering,...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 5:10pm

Harry Potter and the Night of Drag: the magical Philly drag show you can't miss

This show is Harry Potter like you've never seen it before. L'etage is hosting this magical and hilarious show that you cannot miss. If you are a Harry Potter fan, a drag fan or just a fun fan, this event is perfect for anyone looking for a good laugh and a Philly drag show you will never...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:27pm

What is Quidditch? J.K. Rowling explains once and for all

What is Quidditch? Why, it’s only the best game known to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. It’s all about scoring points and catching that pesky Golden Snitch. The game is so popular that it has even taken hold of our human (AKA, "Muggle") universe. There are over 150...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 2:55pm

PHOTOS: Look inside the Harry Potter museum exhibit in NYC

The next best thing to attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry yourself is visiting Harry Potter: History of Magic, now open at the New-York Historical Society. It seems impossible, but we solemnly swear it’s true: Even the most diehard Harry Potter fan will learn something new...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:09am

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child soundtrack finally has a release date

It’s been over two years since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuted in London, but Sony Music Masterworks is finally releasing an official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child soundtrack. Composed and performed by Grammy-winning British singer Imogen Heap, the Harry Potter and the Cursed...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:05pm

NYC's 12 essential museum exhibits and art shows for Fall 2018

It’s not just the kids going back to school. Fall 2018’s biggest museum and gallery shows in New York take on racial injustice, go inside Harry Potter’s Wizarding World and explore the feminist mystique.  The essential museum and gallery shows of NYC for Fall 2018 Germ...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:43am

Brew 'magic' drinks at Harry Potter-style bar The Cauldron NYC

Have you ever wanted to make cocktails in a cauldron and wave your wand to get a beer? You can do it at London’s Harry Potter-themed bar The Cauldron, which is relocating across the ocean for The Cauldron NYC this fall. The “magical cocktail experience” is taking up residence...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 7:23pm

You can watch every Harry Potter movie in theaters, and we've got all the details

July 31 marked J.K. Rowling’s 53rd birthday — and, as it turns out, Harry Potter’s 38th. This fall brings another means of celebration: it’s the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which Scholastic published in the U.S. on September 1, 1998...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 1:05pm

How old is Harry Potter?

Despite the fact that Harry Potter is a fictional character in a best-selling series about magic, butterbeer and defeating "He Who Shall Not Be Named," (AKA, Lord Voldemort — there, I said it) the world's favorite wizard still has a birthday. It’s today, July 31, but how...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:12pm

Harry Potter home decor is growing up along with its fans

It’s been 20 years since American readers first met Harry Potter in his cupboard under the stairs in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, who would become the wizard to (spoiler alert?) bring peace to the magical world — more or less, anyway. That means those of you who...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:02pm

What the 2018 Tony Awards tell us about Broadway's biggest trends

After a wildly diverse 2016-17 season, Broadway has gone hard on nostalgia and escapism since the 2016 presidential election. Expect a lighter mood to the 72nd annual Tony Awards, which will be given out at Radio City Music Hall on June 10 and live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. Before the lights come...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:14am

Inside Harry Potter on Broadway's custom-built theater

The fans expected by the droves for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway aren’t the only ones dressing up for the occasion. A production as magical as the eighth official story in the Harry Potter franchise needs the right setting to bring the show to life. In honor of the play...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:24pm

How Jamie Parker found his way to Harry Potter on Broadway

Jamie Parker has been playing the title role in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for over 200 shows, starting with the play’s 2016 premiere in the West End and now at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre. Yet he still remembers the moment he realized the enormity of the role....

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:07pm

Get tickets now for Harry Potter: History of Magic in New York

The first Harry Potter book was published 20 years ago, but it may as well have been yesterday — there’s just no end to our fascination with his magical world. How J.K. Rowling built the wizarding world is the subject of a new exhibit, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, set to open in...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:54am

Is Imelda Staunton the new Judi Dench? Here’s what the 'Harry Potter' actress told us

After 7 years of back to back theatre performances Imelda Staunton wants her life back. That’s why she is turning to television and film for the foreseeable future.   But with “Finding Your Feet” the four time Olivier Award winner used her peerless past work on stage to...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:08pm

Your guide to the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ticket lottery

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has finally come to Broadway, but you’ll need a bit of magic of your own to get tickets. The show officially begins preview performances on March 16, 2018, and will open on April 22 at the Lyric Theater (214 W. 43rd St.), which has undergone a total redesign...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 4:29pm

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sets Broadway opening date

Muggles, rejoice! "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will make its Broadway debut in Spring 2018. The play, which has been playing to sold-out audiences in London's West End since June 2016, will open in New York on April 22, 2018. Tickets will go on sale sometime this fall. #...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 12:39pm