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    Mythic adventure The Lightning Thief is set to thrill audiences on Broadway as it transfers to the Longacre Theatre. Based on Rick Riordan’s popular young adult series and co-created by the team behind <em>Be More Chill</em>, this epic musical begins previews on September 20 2019.

    After successful runs Off-Broadway and on tour, mythic musical adaptation The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is heading for Broadway. Described as having "one foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen" (Chicago Tribune), the musical is based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling young adult series.

    Percy Jackson has plenty to worry about – high school, grades, growing up – but there’s something that trumps it all: he’s the son of Greek god Poseidon. With newfound powers and monsters snapping at his heels, Percy and his friends must embark on an epic quest to retrieve Zeus’ lightning bolt and prevent all-out war.

    The Lightning Thief is adapted from Riordan’s books by Joe Tracz (Be More Chill), who provides the book, and Rob Rokicki, who writes the music and lyrics. The transfer marks Rokicki’s Broadway debut.

    Other creatives include director Stephen Brackett, who was most recently represented by Be More Chill, and choreographer Patrick McCollum (The Band’s Visit).

    The musical's touring cast is set to transfer, with Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables) starring as Percy. Jorrel Javier Izzy Figueroa, Sam Leicht, Ryan Knowles, James Hayden Rodriguez, Jalynn Steele, T. Shyvonne Stewart, Sarah Beth Pfeifer and Kristin Stokes also appear.

    Brush up on your mythic monsters and get ready to join Percy Jackson on a legendary adventure. The Lightning Thief begins previews at the Longacre Theatre on September 20 2019, with opening night set for October 16.

    Sorry this show closed 05 January 2020, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    20 Sep 2019 - 05 Jan 2020
    Running time:
    2 hours and 5 minutes including an intermission.
    Longacre Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Recommended 8+
    Audience Notes:
    Fans of the Percy Jackson books, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or Be More Chill will find plenty to love in The Lightning Thief on Broadway.

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    KathleenCasaceli 02 Oct 2019

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    spencerg1 02 Feb 2020

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    KathleenCasaceli 04 Jan 2020

    It's not going to win any awards, but it was really fun. I enjoyed myself. I went in with low exp... More

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    jadeprince Top 100 reviewer 29 Dec 2019

    This is a fun show, especially for people with middle school aged kids who have read the book ser... More

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