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Education News These Are the 1st High Schools That Will Get to Perform Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Broadway Licensing Global chose 29 schools to become the first in their U.S. state or territory to perform the new high school edition of the hit Broadway play.

Joel Meyers and Steve Haggard in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Matthew Murphy

Broadway Licensing Global's "Wands at the Ready" contest has chosen its winners, who will become the first in their U.S. state or territory to stage the new high school edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Schools were asked to describe why their school or community is the most "magical" place to produce the Olivier- and Tony-winning play. See if your school won below.

Winning schools will be able to perform the work later this year, between October 15 and November 10. The productions will be considered the play's first official stagings, though they will follow developmental pilot productions.

The high school version of the hit play has been developed by the work's original creative team, including playwright Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, and with sign-off by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The adaptation, announced last year, shortens the piece's runtime, along with creating solutions that make the professional production's high-tech wizardry possible regardless of budget size. Purchase a perusal script here.

See the full list of contest winners:

Alabama: Hewitt-Trussville High School
Alaska: Ketchikan High School
Arizona: Queen Creek High School
California: Cordova High School
Connecticut: Wilton High School
Delaware: Middletown High School
Florida: Dr. Phillips High School
Illinois: Coal City High School
Indiana: Madison Consolidated High School
Iowa: Northeast Community High School
Massachusetts: Westford Academy
Michigan: Portage Central High School
Minnesota: Armstrong High School
Missouri: Sullivan High School
Montana: Flathead High School
Nevada: Faith Lutheran High School
New York: Cornwall Central High School
North Carolina: Cape Hatteras Secondary School
Ohio: Firestone CLC Akron School for the Arts
Oklahoma: Riverfield Country Day School
Oregon: Roosevelt High School
Pennsylvania: York County School of Technology
Puerto Rico: Caribbean School
South Dakota: Hot Springs High School
Tennessee: Collierville High School
Texas: East View High School
Utah: East High School
Virginia: Riverside High School
Wisconsin: Waukesha High School

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany. The play takes place 19 years after the source material book series, and follows Harry Potter's son Albus and his friendship with Scorpius, the son of rival Draco Malfoy, in their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The original West End production premiered in 2016, receiving 11 Olivier Award nominations and winning nine, including Best New Play. The Broadway transfer opened at The Lyric Theatre in 2018, then received 10 Tony Award nominations and won six, including Best Play.


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