NEW YORK • Is Hollywood taking over Broadway? Since it opened last month, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child has cast a potent spell at the box office. The spectacle-heavy play, which originated on London's West End in 2016, garnered US$2 million (S$2.7 million) in ticket sales two weeks ago, more than any other show besides Hamilton and The Lion King, Broadway's reigning rulers.
But to some theatre veterans, the success of Potter is cause for concern. Shows based on known properties are mounting an offensive on the New York stage.