$68 Million “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Is Most Expensive Broadway Play – Get to Know When You Can See It

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“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play cost nearly $68.5 million to bring to Broadway, New York Times reports

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Most expensive Broadway play

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a two-part drama is to open on April 22, 2018. The production cost about $68.5 million to bring to Broadway, including not only $35.5 million to capitalize the show, but also $33 million for the design of the theater.

For you to compare: most non-musical plays on Broadway cost from $3-5 million. And even for the brightest and most expensive musicals, they rarely spend more than $25 million.

An additional $33 million will be spent on firing and re-equipping the theater. In particular, The Ambassador Theater Group was forced to spend about $23 million to convince Cirque du Soleil to close their musical “Paramour” and let “Harry Potter” enter Broadway.

“That’s a ton of money, no question about it, in terms of what things cost around here, but it’s Harry Potter, one of the most popular brands in the history of brands,” said Tom Viertel, the executive director of the Commercial Theater Institute.

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Source: playbill.com

“Harry Potter” brings a lot of money – 500 million books sold and $7.7 billion in the worldwide box office.

The issue of such huge play budget got interested many people, thus Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, the producers, offered to show the redone theater. For instance, phoenix sconces and dragon lanterns and a lobby wall featuring prints of patronuses. Just magnificent!

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Source: The New York Times

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