It appears last week’s Tony Awards have worked some magic on “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s” bottom line.
The play broke its own record for weekly ticket sales for a play on Broadway, grossing $2,277,446 in the week ending June 17. The play had set a record while it was in previews on April 8 with $2,138,859, shattering 2014’s “All The Way” (starring Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson), which held a record of $1,623,495.
On the previous Sunday, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” scored six Tony Awards from 10 nominations, including the award for best play and best direction of a play, awarded to John Tiffany.
The wizarding hit, based on the “Harry Potter” book series by J.K. Rowling, was developed by the author, Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne.
In addition to its six Tony Awards, the play won nine Laurence Olivier Awards in 2017 for its original production in London’s West End.