Registration for ‘Cursed Child’ tickets is officially open

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Register now if you want to get the first shot at tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Broadway run.

Ticket registration officially opened at 10 a.m. ET Sunday. You’ll need to register as a Ticketmaster Verified Fan at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s official U.S. website by Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. ET if you want a chance to buy tickets when they initially go on sale.

Registration is required if you want to try to purchase tickets when they first become available Oct. 18, but it doesn’t guarantee you’ll score tickets to the show – or even a chance to buy them.

Anyone who registers will be put in a randomized lottery to get an access code to attempt to get tickets when they’re initially released. Only those who get access codes will be able to try to buy tickets on a first-come, first-served basis on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. ET.

The show is requiring registration to try to ensure bots and scalpers don’t scoop up tickets.

If you don’t get lucky in the lottery, Pottermore promises plenty of other chances to get tickets as more are released. Plus, there will be late releases, and a “Friday 40” just like the London show, where 40 tickets will be released every Friday to each show the following week at a $20 price point.

Cursed Child’s Broadway home will be the Lyric Theatre, and seven original cast members from the show’s London production will reprise their roles in New York. Previews start March 22; the curtain officially goes up April 18.

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