J.K. Rowling Drops Harry Potter Play Details and My Potterhead Self is Freaking Out

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In the Most. Exciting. News. EVER., J.K. Rowling has officially released the synopsis and poster for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II (It’s most definitely NOT a prequel, people!) which is hitting the stage July 2016, and the Potterhead in me is jumping for freaking joy.

Previews for the play will begin in late May 2016 (Ugh, that’s SO far away!), and sadly it’s only debuting in London. I mean, I get it. Harry Potter = London. It’s the obvious fit to debut the play, but my heart may not be able to handle it. Our hearts are all a flutter, though, thanks to the synopsis that was just released, and we’ll take what we can get until we can afford a round-trip plane ticket, a two-night stay in a London Hotel, tickets to see the play at the Palace Theatre and obviously — a Butterbeer.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.



When news dropped in June about the play, Carrie Hope Fletcher tweeted her wish to play Hermione in the London-based production (we’re rooting for you, Carrie!).



J.K. Rowling shared this statement on Pottermore.com: “The story only exists because the right group of people came together with a brilliant idea about how to present Harry Potter on stage. I’m confident that when audiences see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child they will understand why we chose to tell this story in this way.”

Well I, for one, can not wait to see the production. My finger will be waiting impatiently to hit purchase when the Broadway tickets officially go on sale in 2017? 2018? Doesn’t matter, I just NEED it to happen. Please say it will happen, J.K.! Until then, I’ll just leave this right here, London. #sorrynotsorry

Beth Wasko is a lover of all things books, TV, movies and music. She’s obsessed with traveling, photography and scrapbooking. When she’s not at her day job, she’s catching up on the latest “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” news (read: drama!). Known as “The Real G.G. [Gossip Girl]” by her nearest and dearest, this former New York City gal is always looking for the next new adventure, even if it means it’s within the pages of a novel.

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