The Broadway production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildFired the actor who played the main character, citing unspecified concerns about his conduct.
The show on Sunday released a statement saying that James Snyder, who starred for about a year before the pandemic and then rejoined the show when it rebooted last fall, has been terminated. ended after the complaint of Diane Davis, the actress played his wife. , Ginny. (The play begins 19 years after the end of the Harry Potter novels, at which point the young wizard has become a married man with a child of his own.)
The show said that Davis filed the complaint “in relation to fellow member James Snyder’s conduct” on November 19, a week after resuming performances following a prolonged pandemic shutdown. A spokesman declined to provide any further details, but the statement noted that the show “prohibited harassment of any kind.”
The manufacturer said that upon receipt of the complaint, it suspended Snyder and commissioned “an independent third-party investigation” and when the investigation was complete “the manufacturers decided that Mr. Snyder should not return to production and terminate his contract. Steve Haggard played Harry Potter during Snyder’s suspension, and will continue to do so. The producers said Davis had taken a leave of absence.
Snyder, 40, has previously starred in “Cry-Baby” and “If/Then” on Broadway, and also appeared in “In Transit.” He did not respond to an email seeking comment.
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