Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff rang the NASDAQ Closing Bell today, July 5th, at the NASDAQ MarketSite, 4 Times Square. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek of the event below! Stay tuned for complete coverage coming shortly!
In honor of the occasion, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, creators & stars of Potted Potter, rang the Closing Bell. Potted Potter is currently in the midst of an acclaimed limited engagement at the Little Shubert Theater. Performances continue through September 2nd.
Written and performed by Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the play takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or "potting", all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The show also invites audiences to engage with a real life game of Quidditch, but according to Clarkson and Turner's unique set of rules. Whether you camped outside a bookstore for three days awaiting the release of the Deathly Hallows or you don't know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, the comedy, magic and mayhem of Potted Potter makes for an entertaining and hilarious visit to the theatre. The fast-paced show, which has made audiences aged six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed) roar with laughter all over the world, is suitable for the whole family, including grown-ups, Muggles and Squibs.
Clarkson and Turner have earned widespread acclaim and a fan base that crosses generations. It played five sold-out Fringe seasons in Edinburgh, five sold-out London runs and extensive U.K. and international tours. This is the first time Potted Potter has been performed in United States. The show has received rave reviews from The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Express, Daily Mail, Evening Standard and the Financial Times, as well as being a Time Out Critic's Choice in London in 2011.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.
Jefferson Turner & Daniel Clarkson from the Off-Broadway Smash Hit 'Potted Potter' ring the closing bell at NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City on 7/5/2012