Odds & Ends: Huge Cast Set for Harry Potter & The Cursed Child & More

first_imgThe cast of ‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child'(Photo: Manuel Harlan) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Completes CastBreak out the sorting hat! A whole slew of actors have joined the cast of London’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which begins performances on June 7. Appearing alongside the previously announced Jamie Parker (Harry), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione) and Paul Thornley (Ron) will be Nicola Alexis, Helen Aluko, Jeremy Ang Jones, Rosemary Annabella, Annabel Baldwin, Jack Bennett, Paul Bentall, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Brough, Sam Clemmett, Morag Cross, Cristina Fray, Rudi Goodman, Claudia Grant, James Howard, Christiana Hutchings, Lowri James, Chris Jarman, Martin Johnston, Bili Keogh, Chipo Kureya, James Le Lacheur, Helena Lymbery, Barry McCarthy, Sandy McDade, Andrew McDonald, Tom Mackley, Adam McNamara, Poppy Miller, Tom Milligan, Jack North, Alex Price, Stuart Ramsay, Nuno Silva, Cherrelle Skeete, Esther Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Dylan Standen and Joshua Wyatt. Phew! We’re pretty sure that’s enough witches and wizards to fill the Great Hall. Celebratory butterbeers are on us.Doctor Faustus Adds Jenna Russell & More; ExtendsTony nominee Jenna Russell will join Kit Harrington in the West End’s Doctor Faustus. Russell, who most recently starred in London’s Grey Gardens, will take on the role of Mephistopheles in the production, which begins previews on April 9 and will now run an extra three weeks through June 25. Also joining the cast are Jade Anouka as Wagner, Tony nominee Tom Edden as Good Angel, Danielle Flett as Valdes, Brian Gilligan as Cornelius, Forbes Masson as Lucifer, Craig Stein as Evil Angel and ensemble member Gabby Wong.Nanny McPhee Hits the StageEmma Thompson, who both scripted and starred in Nanny McPhee, is adapting the popular 2005 film, originally based on Christianna Brand’s Nurse Matilda books, for the West End stage. Thompson told The Daily Mail that she always intended to turn the stories into a musical. We know one Broadway.com employee/distant relative who will be quite excited! View Commentslast_img read more