J.K. Rowling Is Turning 'Harry Potter' into a Play

Is there a spell for that?

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Everything you love is suddenly headed to the stage—Clueless. Downton Abbey. Pretty Woman. The Devil Wears Prada. Guess little ol' Harry Potter was feeling left out, because now the Hogwarts crew is hitting the theater too.

After years of teasing Potterheads with short stories and essays on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling tweeted Friday that a new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will premiere in London in 2016, and will be a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany, and J.K. herself.

She gave no details about the plot, of course, but said that it would not be a prequel. As for why it's a play instead of a novel, only J.K. knows, but she claims it will all become clear once you see it in person. Start saving for tickets to London and/or a new Firebolt now!

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