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2 grown up Harry Potters will compete on Broadway soon

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, Daniel Radcliffe arrives at the Empire Live event in London. Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in the J.K. Rowling franchise, will return to Broadway in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” co-starring Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones. Leigh Silverman will direct.  The show will begin performances on Sept. 20, 2018  and will officially open on October 18. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2016 file photo, Daniel Radcliffe arrives at the Empire Live event in London. Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in the J.K. Rowling franchise, will return to Broadway in “The Lifespan of a Fact,” co-starring Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones. Leigh Silverman will direct. The show will begin performances on Sept. 20, 2018 and will officially open on October 18. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
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NEW YORK -- This fall, Broadway-goers will get a chance to see both Harry Potter and "Harry Potter."

Daniel Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard in the J.K. Rowling franchise, will return to Broadway in "The Lifespan of a Fact," co-starring Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones. Leigh Silverman will direct.

The show will begin performances on Sept. 20 and will officially open on October 18. It will face-off against the Tony-nominated play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which picks up 19 years from where Rowling's last novel left off and portrays Potter and his friends as grown-ups.

"The Lifespan of a Fact" centers on the investigation of a Las Vegas teen's suicide. Radcliffe's Broadway credits include "Equus," ''How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "The Cripple of Inishmaan."

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