EXCLUSIVE WEST COAST PRODUCTION OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD OPENS TONIGHT AT SAN FRANCISCO’S CURRAN THEATER
San Francisco Mayor London Breed to proclaim February 24 as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Day” in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (February 24, 2022)—Tonight, the exclusive West Coast production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child celebrates the official opening at San Francisco’s Curran Theater (445 Geary St). To mark the occasion, Geary Street will close starting at 6 p.m. for a pre-performance Hogwarts House block party. Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins will gather in front of the Curran Theater for a special opening celebration featuring exclusive surprises, contests, photo opportunities, and special guests. San Francisco Mayor London Breed will also proclaim February 24 as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Day” in San Francisco, plus make a special announcement on behalf of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that will benefit San Francisco Bay Area youth. That evening, San Francisco’s City Hall will be lit up in Hogwarts House colors in support of the occasion.
“San Francisco was chosen as the exclusive West Coast location for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child because of its commitment to the arts,” said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. “Theater is an integral part of the fabric of this community, and we are excited to bring this story back to the historic Curran Theater and for audiences to experience the magic of this reimagined production together.”
“San Francisco is thrilled to welcome back all Harry Potter fans and theatergoers,” adds San Francisco Mayor London Breed. “When you think about S.F. and our recovery, you think about the arts—the true heart of San Francisco that keeps our City feeling alive. Residents and visitors from all over come to our theaters to watch magical performances and take in all the excitement our City has to offer. We are looking forward to having this new, reimagined production at the Curran Theater and even more excited to proclaim February 24 as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Day in San Francisco!”
“San Francisco consistently ranks among the best art and culture-filled cities in the world because award-winning plays like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are staged here,” said San Francisco Travel Association President and CEO Joe D’Alessandro. “We’re thrilled to have a full calendar of exciting cultural programming, performances, events, and festivals this year to welcome visitors back. Our arts scene helps drive the city’s $10 billion tourism economy and supports our local businesses, hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets.”
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.
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 production 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. 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).
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.
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: harrypotterplaysf.com/safety.
Tickets ($59–$199) are currently on-sale through Sunday, September 4, 2022 via the official website: HarryPotterPlaySF.com. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
Tuesdays–Fridays at 7 p.m.
Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sundays at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
“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 the TodayTix.com or the TodayTix App. It is not possible to purchase these tickets in person at the Curran Theater or anywhere else.
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