FOR IIMMEDIATERELEASEThe first photos of Harry, Ginny and Albus Potter as they will appear in the London stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two were released to press today and on the production’s website and Pottermore. The four portraits, showing actors Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, Poppy Miller as his wife Ginny, and Sam Clemmett as their son Albus Severus, can be viewed at www.harrypottertheplay.com and Pottermore.com.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, a play by Jack Thorne based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, premieres in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. At 12:01 a.m. ET on July 31, Scholastic will release the Special Rehearsal Edition of the eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two(ISBN 978-1-338-09913-3; All Ages), in print in the U.S. and Canada. The script ebook will be published by Pottermore simultaneously with the print editions by Scholastic in the US and Canada, and Little, Brown Book Group in the UK.
The first seven Harry Potter stories, published by Scholastic in the U.S. between 1998 and 2007 have sold more than 160 million copies in the U.S., over 450 million copies worldwide, and are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.
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