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Scholastic Reveals Cover of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey



Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today revealed the cover of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:  The Journey:  Behind the Scenes of the Award- Winning Stage Production as well as exclusive images included in the book.  Publishing on November 5, 2019, the book tells the official story of the record-breaking, award winning production and its journey to the stage. 

With stunning photography, insightful interviews, and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and candid backstage photos, the book explores Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne, and ultimately to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors who, together, bring this new part of Harry Potter’s story to life.  This full-color deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theater lovers alike. 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey will also be available as an eBook published by Pottermore Publishing. 

About the production
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated theatrical productions of all time. The award-winning international stage production is now playing in New York, London and Melbourne with San Francisco to open in the Fall, followed by a German language production in Hamburg opening in early 2020, and a Toronto production announced for late 2020.  The show has smashed box-office records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, including multiple Tony and Olivier Awards, and captivated audiences night after night. 

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About Scholastic 
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ:   SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of literacy curriculum, professional services and classroom magazines, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.  The Company creates and distributes quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12 and other products and services that support children’s learning and literacy both in school and at home.  With 14 international operations and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom libraries, school and public libraries, retail and online.  True to its mission of 98 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families.  Learn more at

About Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd 
Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd was founded in 2013 to develop and produce the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Tiffany and Jack Thorne.  The team from Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd has worked closely with Sonia Friedman Productions and Colin Callender’s Playground to produce the play, and also in expanding to new productions around the world.

About Sonia Friedman Productions 
Sonia Friedman Productions is an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions of recent years. Since 1990, Sonia Friedman OBE and SFP have developed, initiated and produced 160+ new productions and won a combined 55 Oliviers, 30 Tonys and 2 BAFTAs. Recent West End and Broadway productions include: UK premiere of The Book of Mormon West End and UK & European tour, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildMean GirlsFiddler on the RoofRosmersholm, The FerrymanThe JungleAll About EveDreamgirlsFarinelli and the KingTravesties1984. Upcoming: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in San Francisco, Hamburg & Toronto, The Inheritance, New York, Leopolstadt,

About Colin Callender 
Colin Callender is an award-winning theatre, film and television producer who founded New York and London-based Playground in 2012. Broadway productions include Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina and Tony winners Hedwig and the Angry Inchand Dear Evan Hansen. His multiple television credits include Emmy-winning adaptation of the RSC’s “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning miniseries “Wolf Hall” starring Mark Rylance. As long-time president of HBO Films, he was responsible for an unprecedented award-winning slate of movies and miniseries including Mike Nichols’ celebrated adaptation of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson. Callender began his career as stage manager at London’s Royal Court Theatre working with David Hare and Sam Shepard. He received a knighthood in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours list for services to British film, theatre and television in the U.S.

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