LONDON (AP) -- There may not be any new Harry Potter novels in the works, but the famed boy wizard will be on the London stage in a new play set to open next summer.

J.K Rowling (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Author J.K. Rowling tweeted Friday that she is "very excited" to confirm that a new play to be called "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will be produced.

It is based on a new original story by Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The play is expected to premiere at London's Palace Theatre.

Thorne has written the play, which will be directed by Tiffany. It is the first play about Harry Potter.

Rowling has written seven Harry Potter novels, which have achieved global success and been turned into successful films.

Tickets will go on sale this fall.

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