Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continued its magical run on the British theatre circuit on Sunday, taking home a record amount of Olivier Awards — the UK’s analog to the Tony Awards. During Sunday’s ceremony the play snagged nine total awards, breaking the previous record of seven that was shared by Matilda and The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time. On the acting side, the performers who portrayed Harry, Hermione, and Scorpius (AKA Malfoy’s son) all won statuettes. Additionally, the play won the top honor of Best New Play, as well as for director, costumes, set design, lighting, and sound. This will likely only increase fan fervor for the latest chapter in the Potter saga, which is also available as a screenplay in book form.
This is also good news for theatre excited Potter-lovers on the American side of the Atlantic, as in advance of an anticipated Broadway run this proves that the play is as loved by Olivier voters as it was by critics and fans. The only two categories that the play lost out on were the choreography and music categories, which went to the deserving Red Shoes and School of Rock adaptations, respectively. Cursed Child‘s Broadway stretch is expected to kick off in the Spring of 2018, although whether the entire Olivier-winning cast will come stateside in the transfer is yet to be seen.
(via The New York Times)