Ambassador Theatre Group Closes Lyric to Prepare for Potter

by Jacob Coakley
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NEW YORK — The Ambassador Theatre Group will close their Lyric Theatre on West 42nd Street for renovations that will make it a better home for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. ATG announced the closure, and Deadline.com confirmed that the renovations would be in service of making it a home for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in 2018. The theatre’s current production — “Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour” — will close in April. The plan currently is that “Paramour” will move into another theatre.

More details from Ambassador Theatre Group

“We will be sad to part with Cirque du Soleil at the end of April 2017, by which time they will have completed a very successful year on Broadway. The fact that Cirque du Soleil chose to debut its first Broadway show – a great achievement – at The Lyric, was an honor for us at ATG,” mentioned Mark Cornell, CEO of Ambassador Theatre Group.

Cirque du Soleil is currently in discussions with several theater owners in New York and abroad who are interested in welcoming this unique production, including Stage Entertainment for a production in Germany in 2018.

“ATG has been a great partner for Cirque in this exciting first chapter for Paramour. Following our discussions with ATG, we reached a mutually beneficial agreement and it’s clear for us that our decision to move the show is the right one to ensure its long-term success,” said Cirque du Soleil Theatrical CEO, Scott Zeiger.

Tickets for Cirque du Soleil Paramour at the Lyric Theatre are currently on sale through April 16, 2017. For more information on Paramour and performance schedule, please visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/paramour

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is the world’s number one live-theater company with 45 venues in Britain, the United States and Australia, and an internationally recognized award-winning theater producer with productions in the West End and on Broadway and touring productions in the UK, North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. ATG is also the market leader in theater ticketing services through ATG Tickets, LOVETheatre and Group Line. ATG presents an average of 40 productions a year, demonstrating the unique quality and range of ATG Productions in a diverse number of theaters and markets worldwide. ATG has been behind some of the most successful and innovative productions in Britain and internationally, and has subsidiary offices in London, New York, San Antonio, Houston, Sydney, Mannheim and Cologne, Germany.