A Harry Potter play is currently in development. JK Rowling announced that she had received numerous offer to adapt the story into a play in the past. She has now found theater producers with a unique and interesting vision that she is keen to work with. JK Rowling will collaborate with producers Colin Callender and Sonia Friedman on the play. Acting as co-producer on the project, JK Rowling will work with a yet to be appointed playwright, but will not be writing the stage play herself.
Details are thin on the ground at the moment. We do know that the play is to be staged in London, but with the everlasting popularity of Harry Potter there is little doubt it will transfer to New York’s Broadway at some point, with national and international tours likely to follow.
Harry Potter stage play for 2015
Stage plays often spend years in development, but the good news from the Rowling camp is that the Harry Potter stage play is scheduled for opening night sometime during 2015, which means we have less than two years to wait.
The Harry Potter stage play will focus on the early years of Harry Potter, before he knew he was a wizard and lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle’s house. This means a completely new story for Potter-fans. Rowling has also promised the involvement of established characters from the Harry Potter universe, which will hopefully include the likes of Dumbledore and Hagrid keeping a watchful eye over a young Harry Potter.
Warner Bros are understood to be involved in the development of the project, continuing their strong links to the Harry Potter universe that started with the release of the motion pictures.
Harry Potter musical
Initial rumors were that the Harry Potter play was going to be the Harry Potter musical, but this looks unlikely. What is sure though is that Harry Potter fans around the world will be rejoicing at news of the further adventures of the boy wizard who gripped our hearts and freed our minds.