Great news for all Harry Potter fans as more rumours have been circulating about the possible stage adaptation.
According to theatre gossip, J K Rowling is in talks with writers and producers to bring a theatrical version of Harry Potter to the West End. The production will focus on Harry’s early years and the beginning of his story where Voldemort kills his parents when he’s just 15 months old.
The latest rumour is that a leading choice for director is John Tiffany, whose production of the amazing vampire tale Let the Right One In is currently playing at London’s Apollo theatre. Tiffany’s Broadway production of The Glass Menagerie has been nominated for seven Tony awards, including one for directing, so it would certainly be a great choice of director.
An executive from Warner Brothers, the studio behind the film adaptations who are also involved, told the Mail: “We will see what we have when it’s written, and proceed from there. Remember: it’s a play, not a musical; so we may not require a great big theatre.”
Tony Loves Hedwig
One of my favourite musicals of all time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has been all over Broadway news sites after the announcement of this year’s Tony award nominations.
The musical, led by Neil Patrick Harris in the lead role, has been a cult smash for years and is finally finding the audience it deserves. It racked up eight nominations including best ‘Rival of a Musical’.
Only Robert L Freedman and Steven Lutvak’s death happy comedy, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, beat Hedwig with 10 nominations including ‘Best Musical’.