Brittany Boyd
Updated Aug 05, 2017 @ 2:33 pm
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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is no stranger to success. For years, the actress has used her notoriety to speak out on issues close to heart. She’s gotten super real about body image and donned rainbow gear to support Pride. Basically, we all idolize Sarah Hyland.

It’s not surprising to us that she looks up to someone too: her father, Edward James Hyland, who has been acting for decades. While fans speculate that Sarah could be making a huge career change herself, her father is definitely taking on a new role — one on a big stage.

Hyland recently learned that her dad is joining Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, and she is PUMPED!

Just look at those heart eye emojis! Her Modern Family co-stars are hoping to get in on the action as well.

Actor Jesse Ferguson, who plays Hyland’s uncle on Modern Family, was ecstatic when he heard the news.

According to TeenVogue, it’s not yet clear what role Edward James Hyland will play in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. However, additional Broadway roles have been announced on Playbill. The cast will include seven actors from the original West End production. Of those are Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni, who played Harry and Hermoine!

The crew can’t wait either. In an interview with Deadline, Cursed Child director John Tiffany confirmed that the show is going to be exceptional.

The play is set to open at New York City’s Lyric Theater on April 22nd, 2018 with tickets going on sale October 12th of this year. We can’t wait!