Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions have announced that the cast of Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell today, July 5th at the NASDAQ MarketSite, 4 Times Square (43rd & Broadway).
In honor of the occasion, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, creators & stars of Potted Potter, will ring the Closing Bell. Potted Potter is currently in the midst of an acclaimed limited engagement at the Little Shubert Theater (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). 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.
Daniel Clarkson first met Jefferson Turner while Turner was busking in Covent Garden, and since then, the two have been inseparable. Beginning in December 2008, the pair hosted Children's BBC on BBC1 throughout 2009. Their first show, Potted Potter toured nationally throughout 2007 and 2008 and enjoyed four sold-out London runs and four sold-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe seasons (2006 to 2009). The 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe saw the premiere of the duo's latest show Potted Panto, which played London's West End over Christmas & New Year's 2010-2011 before touring nationally and will return to London this Christmas. Potted Panto was recently nominated for a Best Entertainment Olivier Award.
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