'Harry Potter' play eyes Broadway jump in spring 2018
Writers J.K. Rowling, left, and Jack Thorne pose for photographers upon arrival at gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at the Palace Theatre in central London, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, it is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and is the first of the stories to be presented on stage. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 7:42PM EST
LONDON -- The stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has become London's theatre event of the year. Producers hope Broadway will shortly be under its spell, too.
Talks are underway to bring the show to The Lyric Theatre by the spring of 2018.
The Ambassador Theater Group owns the space and plans an extensive renovation to make a smaller playhouse -- from 1,900 seats to 1,500 seats. It plans to kick out the Cirque du Soleil show "Paramour" in April to start work.
The Harry Potter play was written by Jack Thorne from a story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany. It picks up 19 years after the end of the final novel, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."