HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD ANNOUNCES RETURN OF “FRIDAY FORTY” TICKET LOTTERY
Now performing at San Francisco’s Curran Theater As A Newly Staged, Single Magical Adventure
SAN FRANCISCO (January 18, 2022)—The exclusive West Coast engagement of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has announced the return of “Friday Forty,” the popular ticket lottery where a limited number of $40 tickets are available for purchase for every performance the following week.
“Friday Forty” tickets are only available through TodayTix.com and the TodayTix app, available for download in the App Store and the Google Play store. Entries will be accepted via TodayTix each Monday from 12:01 a.m. PT until Friday at 1 p.m. PT for the following week’s performances. Winners will be notified between 1 p.m.–5 pm. PT on Fridays. Winners pay $40 per person and can purchase a maximum of two tickets. Winners can pick up tickets at the box office on the day of their performance. To ensure as many people as possible have the chance to access these low-price tickets, they are only available to buy via TodayTix.com or the TodayTix App. It is not possible to purchase these tickets in person at the Curran Theater or anywhere else. Regular priced tickets ($69–$229) can be purchased via the official website: HarryPotterPlaySF.com.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child originally cast a spell over the world as an epic two-part event. Now, the show has been boldly restaged as one singular performance by the award-winning creative team for its return to the Curran Theater. With just one ticket in hand, audiences will enjoy all the adventure the continuation of Harry’s story entails in one magical afternoon or evening.
Nineteen years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they’re back on a most extraordinary new adventure—this time, joined by a brave new generation that has only just arrived at the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Prepare for spectacular spells, a mind-blowing race through time, and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces, all while the future hangs in the balance.
The entire theater has been transformed to immerse theatergoers in this one-of-a-kind experience packed with “thrilling theatricality and pulse-pounding storytelling” (The Hollywood Reporter). It will leave audiences “audibly wowed, cheering and gasping” (The Telegraph), as “visions of pure enchantment send shivers down your spine” (Rolling Stone). “You’ll be wondering ‘how’d they do that?’ for days to come” (People Magazine).
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, has sold over 4.5 million tickets worldwide and holds a record 60 major honors, with nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play and six Tony Awards including Best New Play.
The cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child includes John Skelley as Harry Potter, Angela Reed as Ginny Potter, alongside Benjamin Papac as their son Albus Potter; Steve O’Connell as Ron Weasley, Lily Mojekwu as Hermione Granger, and Folami Williams as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley; and Lucas Hall as Draco Malfoy, and Jon Steiger as his son Scorpius Malfoy.
Also joining the cast are (in alphabetical order): Chadd Alexander, John Alix, William Bednar-Carter, Ebony Blake, Melanie Brezill, Shannon Cochran, Jamyl Dobson, Irving Dyson Jr., Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Eleasha Gamble, Kita Grayson, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Corey Hedy, Chance Marshaun Hill, Nathan Hosner, Timothy W. Hull, Nick Hyland, Charles Janasz, Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks, Joel Leffert, Chanté Odom, Erik Evan Olson, Christian Pedersen, Elise Southwick, Tuck Sweeney, Geoffrey Wade, and Brittany Zeinstra.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, and music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. U.S. Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender, and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
The original two-part play recently resumed performances in London at the Palace Theatre, in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre on November 18, 2021, and in Hamburg at the Mehr! Theater. The newly reimagined single show experience is now playing in New York at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre, and will open in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on May 31, 2022 and in Tokyo at the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater on July 8, 2022. Details for all productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child can be found at HarryPotterOnStage.com.
Through January 31, 2022, proof of full vaccination is required for all ticketholders. Beginning February 1, 2022, all ticketholders 16 years of age and older who are eligible must present proof of full vaccination with booster. All patrons, regardless of age, are required to wear masks inside the theater at all times when not actively eating or drinking. For more information, visit: https://sf.harrypottertheplay.com/safety.