Day Off Diary

James Romney stars in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | Photo: Rebecca J Michelson/Theatrely

Kobi Kassal
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February 21, 2022 9:00 AM

For many actors, after a long 8-show week, their one day off is time to rest and recharge. This week, we caught up with James Romney from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to spend an afternoon with them. Get to know a bit more about James in their #DayOffDiary: 

Pronouns: he/they. 

Hometown? Madison, Wisconsin. 

Where might we find you on your day off? Mostly in my apartment, but also in Highbridge Park. 

What was your first ever role? As a prop baby in Hans Christian Andersen. 

If you weren’t an actor, what would you be doing? Being a musician! 

If you could describe your experience with Cursed Child so far in just one word, what would it be? Exhilarating. 

Who are you jamming to on Spotify right now? Silk Sonic.

What are you binging on TV right now? What We Do In The Shadows. 

Read any good books lately? Dune.

One Instagram account (besides your own, duh), that we need to be following? @thedodo

Favorite Potter book? Definitely Goblet of Fire

Favorite coffee joint in Midtown? What’s your order? My apartment, French press with a little cream and sugar. 

Pickles on your burgers? Yes.

Pineapple on your pizza? Sometimes. 

What flavor of cream cheese on your bagel? Chive and onion. 

What is one show you are dying to see on Broadway right now? Six! 

Favorite musical of all time? Sweeney Todd. 

Dream Roles? Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine in the Lion in Winter, Hamlet, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors.  

What’s one thing you hope the audience takes away when they come see Cursed Child? The importance of approaching difficult things with compassion.

You can catch James in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child which is now in performance at the Lyric Theatre on West 43rd Street in New York City. For tickets and more information, visit here. For more photos, visit Theatrely on Instagram. All photos by Rebecca J Michelson/Theatrely.

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!

Day Off Diary
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