The evening marked a new and exciting era for her brainchild, Harry Potter.
And author J.K. Rowling was celebrating with a youthful image overhaul as she turned out to see the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child play open on Broadway.
The 52-year-old proudly returned to the red carpet at the Lyric Theater in New York as stars gathered to celebrate the Stateside arrival of the hit play.
Flame-haired: J.K. Rowling debuted a new flame-coloured blow dry on Sunday night, as Harry Potter And The Cursed Child had its Broadway opening in New York
J.K’s signature blonde locks were turned a striking copper colour for the occasion, as she offset the shade with a blue dress and tan boots.
Rowling was joined by husband Dr Neil Murray, who made an equally rare public appearance to support the star.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which originally opened in London in 2016, officially opens this week on Broadway.
Effortless: The Harry Potter author (right, in February 2017) had switched up her signature blonde hair look for copper (left)
She’s back: The author is rarely seen on red carpets, but this was a special event
Guests at the event also included actress Sarah Hyland and her beau Wells Adams, as well as Brooke Shields.
The play is written by Jack Thorne and based on the story of original series author J.K. Rowling.
Olivier Award winning Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni return to play Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley.
JK Rowling was ‘deeply honoured and proud’ to be made a Companion of Honour by Prince William at Buckingham Palace in December.
On the red carpet: Joining her, was husband Neil Murray (right) on a rare red carpet date night
Giving her say: The writer was speaking of her pride inside the Lyric Theater
Stunner: Brooke Shields arrived at Harry Potter And The Cursed Child in New York on Sunday
Liev Schreiber and his sons Samuel Schreiber and Alexander Schreiber pose at ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child parts 1 & 2’ on Broadway Opening Night
The decoration, for services to literature and philanthropy is in addition to her OBE, which she was awarded in 2001.
The play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is believed to be among the major money-spinners in J.K’s climbing £650 million fortune.
At the close of 2017, The Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare reported a £34 million royalty cheque was coming J.K’s way as earnings from the Harry Potter books and films continue to roll in.
Over the period May 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, cash in her private company leapt from £3.3 million to £46.5 million, primarily owing to income from books, films and merchandising.
So much in love: Sarah Hyland cuddled up to her beau Wells Adams at the bow of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre in New York on Sunday
Cute couple: The 27-year-old Modern family star stretched up to kiss her 33-year-old Bachelorette beau who, at 6ft, towered over the petite actress
Lip lock: Wells, who looked handsome in a blue suit, bent over to smooch with Sarah