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Harry Potter sequel to be stage play summer of 2016

The "eighth" story in the Harry Potter series will be its first stage play and is scheduled to open in London during the summer of 2016.
The “eighth” story in the Harry Potter series will be its first stage play and is scheduled to open in London during the summer of 2016.

If you, and your family, love all things Harry Potter, start planning a summer family vacation to London in 2016 to catch “Harry  Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,” a stage play sequel taking place 19 years after the end of the book/movie series.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 30 for performances that begin in late May 2016 at the Palace Theatre, London, with an opening planned in July 2016. Sign up for priority booking here.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play is written by Thorne and features a cast of more than 30. It will be directed by Olivier and Tony award winner Tiffany.

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‘Downton Abbey’ actors cast in Disney’s remakes of animated films

Image of Dan Stevens, best known as Matthew Crawley and heir to the Downton Abbey estate,  has been cast as the Beast/Prince in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" movie.
Dan Stevens, best known as Matthew Crawley and heir to the Downton Abbey estate, has been cast as the Beast/Prince in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” movie. (Photo courtesy Milk Productions)

When Dan Stevens didn’t re-up his contract with “Downton Abbey,” departing via fatal car crash and leaving behind Lady Mary and his infant son, people thought he was crazy.  Well, he’s been cast as the male lead in Disney’s live musical interpretation of “Beauty and the Beast,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Who’s got the last laugh now?

He will play The Beast/Prince opposite Emma Watson as Belle.  The Reporter previous reported  Emma Thompson is  currently in talks to play Mrs. Potts, in the film. (Thompson in anything is brilliant casting! Did you watch he Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”? To die for.  No, really.) To watch a video from the concert performance, click here.

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