Until now, American fans of Harry Potter have been faced with the prospect of a hefty plane fare if they want to see new play The Cursed Child. But it looks like they won't have to wait all that long before the production makes its way to US shores. 

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender and Harry Potter creator JK Rowling have confirmed they are in "advanced discussions" with Ambassador Theatre Group to bring the play to the Lyric Theatre on Broadway in spring 2018. 

The theatre – which is currently undergoing renovations – will be specially adapted for the specific needs of the play and the set, created by Christine Jones. 

"I'm delighted we are one step closer to bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans," said Rowling – who co-created the play with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

"ATG's plans will provide Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with a bespoke home that will be intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to deliver on our commitment to provide audiences with access to low priced tickets throughout the auditorium," added Friedman and Callender.