"From London's West End to Broadway and beyond. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews, earned dozens of major awards (including the 2018 Tony Award for Best Play), and captivated audiences night after night. Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show's journey to the stage--from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne, to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors to bring this new part of Harry Potter's story to life. With stunning photography, insightful interviews, and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos, and more, this full-color deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theater lovers alike." -- Back cover.