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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' opens on Broadway, the J.K. Rowling magic telling us we're not safe

NEW YORK - "Harry, there's never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world," says the deceased Dumbledore, his portrait talking from the stage. "Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again."

Yes, dear reader, it surely will. Better, then, to heed Professor Dumbledore and head to the theater.

As based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, written by Thorne and directed by Tiffany with organic, still-magical movement by Steven Hoggett, "Harry Potter and

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