“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” Coming to Broadway for Limited Engagement

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is headed to Broadway. According to Deadline, the show which recently wrapped a National Tour, is headed to the Great White Way for a limited engagement over the holiday season.

What’s happening:

  • The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is coming to Broadway for a limited engagement with previews starting next month.
  • Based on the young adult novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief made its stage debut this January and has recently wrapped up its national tour.
  • The Broadway production will be directed by Joe Tracz and Stephen Brackett, with music by Rob Rokicki.
  • The Lightning Thief’s limited engagement is expected run for 16 weeks opening for previews on September 20th at Longacre Theater. Opening night will be October 16th.
  • At this time, the Broadway cast has not been announced.

National Tour Montage Video:

Creative team:

  • Joe Tracz will write the book
  • Rob Rokicki will write music and lyrics
  • Stephen Brackett will direct the show
  • Patrick McCollum (The Band’s Visit) will choreograph
  • Lee Savage will handle set design
  • Sydney Maresca serves as costume designer
  • David Lander will manage lighting design
  • Ryan Rumery serves as sound designer
  • Acheson Walsh will be in charge of puppet design
  • Rod Kinter will direct fight sequences
  • Dave Bova will design hair, wigs, and makeup
  • Wiley DeWeese and Rob Rokicki will manage orchestrations
  • The production is being presented by special arrangement with Rick Riordan and the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.
  • The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is co-produced by TheaterWorksUSA and Martian Entertainment.

About the show:

  • The Lightning Thief follows Percy Jackson, a son of Poseidon, and the newly discovered powers he can’t control, with monsters on his trail as he is on a quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. The musical features an original rock score, with an onstage company of seven playing more than 47 characters.”

Did you know:

  • Disney Hyperion published the book series which consists of five books. However, it was 20th Century Fox that released the 2010 and 2013 films.
  • Also of note, while Disney Theatrical Productions has developed several Broadway shows, they are not part of this iteration of the story.
  • The original musical production of The Lightning Thief premiered in spring 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City.
  • This past January, the show set off on its North American First National Tour.