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Potter Premieres On Broadway
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most expensive production in Broadway history. The play, which opened Sunday night, cost $33.5 million. In related news, J.K. Rowling and Jessica Williams (2 Dope Queens) appeared at the premiere to announce Williams’ role in the Fantastic Beasts universe. Williams will play Professor Eulalie “Lally” Hicks, a professor at the American equivalent of Hogwarts.
Two Anticipated Trailers Drop
We got two highly-anticipated trailers–one for a film adaptation, and one for a series adaptation. The teaser for Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians dropped at the end of last week, and, now, the full movie trailer for the comedy has arrived. We also got a trailer for the limited series adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s thriller, Sharp Objects, which premieres on HBO in July.
The Women’s Prize For Fiction Shortlist
The shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction, celebrating “excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world,” was announced. The list includes Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward and Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie.