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'Harry Potter & the Cursed Child' is Coming to Broadway!

Great news for Harry Potter fans who have been dying to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child but haven’t been able to travel to London!

J.K. Rowling‘s hit play will open at Lyric Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2018, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender announced Wednesday (November 30).

The theater currently hosts Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour, which will finish up this April to clear the way for drastic renovations.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – set 19 years after the last Harry Potter book ended – is directed by John Tiffany and based on an original story by Jack Thorne.

According to a statement, “the remodeled Lyric will include a smaller auditorium redesigned to the specifications of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child team, as well as an adapted proscenium and stage that can house designer Christine Jones’ glorious set without swamping or compromising director John Tiffany’s brilliant staging. The spacious front of house environment will also be transformed to optimize the atmosphere and audience experience.”

Click here to see some photos of the cast from the London play!

Click inside to see J.K. Rowling’s reaction to the news… More Here! »

VIDEO: Eddie Redmayne Was Sorted into Hufflepuff, Defends His 'Harry Potter' House in a PSA!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne is as big of a Harry Potter fanatic as the rest of us and the house that he was sorted into is Hufflepuff, one that is often ridiculed among fans of the franchise!

The 34-year-old actor is defending the house in a funny new PSA that he created for MTV.

“For far too long now, Hufflepuffs have been victimized,” Eddie says in the clip while looking like he is going to cry. “They call us boring. They call us beige. They say we’re the nice guys. But you know what? You know what I see in Hufflepuffs? I see loyalty. I see fierce friendship. We are hardworking, we are compassionate, and at the end of the day, we’re going to do the right thing, and not because of the glory. Not because of the glory, but for the greater good.”

Pictured inside: Eddie and the rest of the cast attending a premiere for the film on Tuesday (November 15) in London, England. In attendance were Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Carmen Ejogo, writer JK Rowling, and Eddie‘s wife Hannah Redmayne.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams also stepped out to see the movie!

FYI: Eddie is wearing head-to-toe Gucci. Katherine is wearing a Rodarte blouse and skirt.

30+ pictures inside of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them cast in London… More Here! »

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Johnny Depp Steps Out After J.K. Rowling Defends 'Fantastic Beasts' Casting

Johnny Depp hits the red carpet after J.K. Rowling fiercely defended his Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them casting following his abuse allegations.

The 53-year-old actor was all smiles as he posed next to Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry at the Classic Rock Awards 2016 held at the Ryougoku Kokugikan Stadium on Friday (November 11) in Tokyo, Japan.

Other rock icons in attendance were Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen, Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine, Cheap Trick, Richie Sambora, and Orianthi.

Johnny will star as Grindelwald in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but the casting decision has caused some controversy because of his alleged domestic violence incidents.

Director David Yates has already spoken out to defend the casting, and now Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has done the same.

At the film’s world premiere on Thursday, she revealed that Johnny has “done incredible things” with the portrayal of the dark wizard and that she is “delighted” with the casting choice.

“He’s obviously a cameo in this film but going forward will obviously be more important,” she told People. “Watching Johnny create a character is really quite remarkable, it’s fascinating. It’s great as a writer to work with people like that.”

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Eddie Redmayne & Katherine Waterston Premiere 'Fantastic Beasts' in New York!

Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston‘s new movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters next week, but they just slayed the red carpet at the world premiere!

The co-stars posed together while attending the event held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Thursday (November 10) in New York City.

Also in attendance were stars Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Faith Wood-Blagrove, and writer JK Rowling. Earlier in the day, the cast attended a press conference for the film.

Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch and Eddie‘s wife Hannah also walked the carpet, among others!

FYI: Eddie is wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren suit. Katherine is wearing a Ulyana Sergeenko dress. Zoe is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress, earrings, and bag, Alexander Wang shoes, and Chopard rings. Hannah is wearing a Gucci gown.

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J.K. Rowling Stands Up to Trolls on Election Night, Gives Hope for Future: 'Challenge Racism, Misogyny, & Hatred'

J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” book series, did not stand for any trolls bullying her on Election Night (November 8).

When one fan told her to stop speaking to the trolls, she responded, “Ramon, I know you mean well, but tonight of all nights I’m going to say it. Ignoring spite, and hate, and bullying, doesn’t work. The easy thing is to be silenced because you don’t want the insults. The easy thing is to look the other way when it’s happening to others. The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny and hatred. I don’t give a damn what trolls feel. Speaking up is about letting the people who are being intimidated know they’re not alone.”

Click inside to read the tweets from J.K. Rowling…More Here! »

'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Will Be 5 Total Movies!

Check out this brand new special poster for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Author J.K. Rowling hosted a special Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday (October 13) during which she revealed that the story will play out in five movies total!

“.@jk_rowling has just confirmed the magic continues in a total of FIVE MOVIES! We can’t wait! #FantasticBeasts,” the official movie account tweeted.

Also in attendance at the event were Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler, with Colin Farrell and Jon Voight joining via satellite from Los Angeles.

Fantastic Beasts opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander (Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.

Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

The film hits theaters on November 18. Watch the stream below:


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J.K. Rowling's Final 'Magic in North America' Short Story Drops

The third and final installment in a collection of new original writing, Magic in North America, by J.K. Rowling has been released!

Titled The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA), the short story explores the roots of America’s secret wizarding governing body and is available exclusively on pottermore.com.

The story “reveals how MACUSA was formed and tracks the odyssey of its various headquarters as it moved from an enchanted edifice in the Appalachian Mountains to Williamsburg, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and, finally, to New York City, where it was magically modified to be hidden from No-Majs (the American term for Muggles).”

The Magical Congress of the United States of America also dishes background details about the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, out on November 18.

WILL YOU BE READING this final installment?

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