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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Casts a Winning Spell

December 8, 2021, 12:38.10 am ET

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Casts a Winning Spell
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By Brian Scott Lipton

Yes, Virginia, there’s finally some real magic back on Broadway! Fear not, even in its “slimmed-down” one-part version, Jack Thorne’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” a continuation of J.K. Rowling’s multi-book saga, still has more than enough swooshing capes, waving wands and pyrotechnic tricks to keep both young ones and older viewers visually entertained. More importantly, though, the now 3 ½-hour play at the gorgeous Lyric Theatre has the sort of emotional heft missing from too many stage dramas.  Read Full Review