One more Tony win and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child could have split its soul into seven pieces for a surprisingly mortal immortality.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two walked away from the 72nd Tony Awards with six wins out of its 11 nominations. #HPonfleek. The play managed to snag the House Cup of play awards, flying away from Radio City Music Hall with Best Play, beating out The Children and Latin History for Mormons.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which was adapted for Broadway following its initial debut in the West End in London, is directed by John Tiffany. Jack Thorne wrote the book along with help from J.K. Rowling herself. The Best Play award was accepted by the show’s producer, Colin Callender, who praised Thorne for the book. He said, “One of the great joys of producing this play is this extraordinary company of actors and craftsmen. And no one embodies the spirit of that company more than the man who is the beating heart of this play, the man who actually during the course of writing the play became a father: Jack Thorne.”
In addition to Best Play, Cursed Child went home with best costume design, direction, lighting design, scenic design, and sound design. While the published book’s fan response was lackluster at best, the play was met with wide acclaim.
Not only did the show wrangle a ton of awards, it was groundbreaking at the box office bringing in a total of 2.1 million just in the first week of previews. Honestly, just try to get tickets in the Friday 40—it’s a pursuit that seems more futile than getting a broken wand to work. Whether you hated the plot of the book or loved the play, it’s nice to see a Harry Potter endeavor gain some prestigious awards since the film franchise always seemed to fall short at awards shows. #Notbitter.