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Harry Potter seeks Broadway magic

A theatre show about the wizard character is hoping to copy London success in New York
A theatre show about the children's wizard character, made famous in the books of J.K Rowling, is transferring from London to New York, hoping to copy its successful UK run.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opens on Broadway on Sunday, following its success in the West End.

Michael Paulson, theatre reporter at the New York Times, says the producers spent $70m to stage the show.

(Picture: Harry Potter theatre show. Getty Images.)