This year has presented Harry Potter fans with multiple chances to fulfill their dreams of becoming a witch or wizard. Just weeks after The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood issued a casting call for magical performers, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway has announced it's seeking actors to replace its current cast, according to Backstage.
Auditions will be held in New York City for every role in the production. Actors playing adult parts like Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy should be 37 to 40 years old, and Harry can be no taller than 5 feet 10 inches. For the teenage characters Albus Potter, Scorpio Malfoy, and Rose Granger-Weasley, the play is looking for performers in their late teens and early 20s who are no more than 5 feet and 7 inches tall. Actors of all ethnicities are invited to try out for any role.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premiered in London's West End in 2016, and last year it came to Broadway in Manhattan. The story picks up where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows leaves off, with the children of Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Draco attending Hogwarts and getting into the same magical mischief as their parents did. While JK Rowling helped conceptualize the story, the script was written by playwright Jack Thorne.
Actors interested in making at least $2095 a week playing their favorite fictional character can head to the New York City auditions on February 6. Check out the official Backstage listing to learn more.