The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at Longacre Theatre tickets
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at Longacre Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including intermission)
Opened: 20 Sep 2019
Press night: 16 Oct 2019
Booking from: 20 Sep 2019
Booking until: 05 Jan 2020

Location and map

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

22 Reviews Add review

Cute & funny with good acting but felt more like an off broadway production. Very small cast of six who played multiple roles each... More

KathleenCasaceli 5"4, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

It was a fun and cute show, even if it wasn't amazing. I felt that it really matched the vibe of the book that I grew up reading.

spencerg1 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Cute show that felt like it would of been better in an off broadway setting. Small cast of six that played different roles each but... More

KathleenCasaceli 5"4, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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

bradleyl 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jadeprince 5"4, 164 reviews, 3 helpful votes

This is a fun show, especially for people with middle school aged kids who have read the book series on which the show is based.

amys6 49 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The cast is talented and did well with the material they were given. This is a good show to take the children and 'tweens.

BriT 25 reviews, 2 helpful votes

chrishuyen 5'6'', 28 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I know most adults hate this show, but I really enjoyed it. I had a wonderful time seeing it.

camilaviola 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes