Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s theatre producer, Sonia Friedman, topped The Stage‘s theatre’s power list of the 100 most influential people in theatre in 2017. It’s the first time Friedman reaches that position.

“I feel extremely lucky to do a job I love so much and to have had such a stimulating and creatively diverse year,” said Friedman, the second woman to reach first place.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was always likely to be a licence to print money. What has made it really special was that Friedman and her fellow creatives resisted the temptation to treat the production as a cash cow and created something truly magical, original and – above all – theatrical”, compliments Allistair Smith, The Stage’s editor.

Three other names of the Cursed Child appears on the list: director John Tiffany (15th), actress Noma Domezweni (22nd) and writer Jack Thorne (50th).

News translated by: Beatriz Souza