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Here’s how to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London for only $21 dollars

Photograph: Harry Potter Theatrical Productions/Charlie Gray
Photograph: Harry Potter Theatrical Productions/Charlie Gray

If you literally can’t even with the Hamilton lottery, we would like to present an alternative: the Cursed Child lottery. The two-part stage performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuted in London on June 7, and it’s already getting rave reviews. (“There was a loose owl!”) Yes, J.K. Rowling’s latest Potter offering is only being performed in London right now and it’s nearly sold out through May 2017, but it’s actually not impossible for New Yorkers to get tickets.

Every Friday at 8am, you can visit this page and enter to win in a lottery of 40 tickets. Unlike Broadway lotteries, which are usually same-day, this one’s for tickets for the next week. So, theoretically, if you win tickets you’ll be left with plenty of time to jet to London and see the show. Winners get to see Part One and Part Two in consecutive performances, and tickets will cost just $21 per part during previews (until July 30) and $29 per part after that. Plus, you know, however much it costs to fly to Europe.  

And even if you don’t win, NYC is getting Daniel Radcliffe Off Broadway this summer, at least. Here’s David Cote’s review of Privacy.

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