Stage Door Speed Round: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD’s Joel Meyers

Joel Meyers

Dan Meyer
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March 17, 2023 11:02 AM

Accio chocolate frogs! Joel Meyers, currently starring as Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, has a few of those sweet treats in his dressing room. To celebrate his time as the loveable (if clumsy) off-spring of The Boy Who Lived, Theatrely caught up with the star at the stage door of the Lyric Theatre for the latest round of Stage Door Speed Round.

Check it out below to find out how he prepares for the role of Albus on top of his favorite spell, Hogwarts House, Midtown spot to eat, and more. 

This digital series is the perfect companion for theatre fans near and far. Since most of our favorite stars are still not signing Playbills outside the theatre due to COVID restrictions and safety protocols, Theatrely has you covered with this virtual experience!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is the first tale from the franchise to be presented on stage. It won six Tony Awards, including Best New Play, when it opened on Broadway in 2018. The story follows Harry Potter’s head-strong son Albus as he befriends the son of his fiercest rival, Draco Malfoy. When the pair stumble upon a new mystery at Hogwarts, they must race through time to protect the Wizarding World from falling into the hands of a dark wizard.

In addition to Meyers, the Broadway cast includes Steve Haggard as Harry Potter, Angela Reed as Ginny Potter, David Abeles as Ron Weasley, Jenny Jules as Hermione Granger, Maya Thomas as Rose Granger-Weasley, Aaron Bartz as Draco Malfoy, Erik C. Peterson as Scorpius Malfoy, and Imani Jade Powers as Delphi Diggory.

The ensemble features Chadd Alexander, John Alix, Kevin Rico Angulo, Chelsey Arce, Quinn Blades, Ebony Blake, Darby Breedlove, Ted Deasy, Jamyl Dobson, Irving Dyson Jr., Kira Fath, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Eleasha Gamble, Logan James Hall, Abbi Hawk, Chance Marshaun Hill, Edward James Hyland, Nick Hyland, Jax Jackson, Jack Koenig, Spencer LaRue, Rachel Leslie, Samaria Nixon-Fleming, Erik Evan Olson, Alexandra Peter, Dan Piering, William Rhem Jr., Kiaya Scott, Stephen Spinella, Tom Stephens, Karen Janes Woditsch, and Brittany Zeinstra.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the play is written by Thorne, and directed by Tiffany. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music and arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions and magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision and arrangements by Martin Lowe. U.S. Casting by Jim Carnahan.

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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.

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