Kathleen Chalfant, Teal Wicks & More Set for THE LIGHTNING THIEF Benefit Concert on 4/21
Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit, "House of Cards"), Teal Wicks (Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked), Stephen DeRosa (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing) and Matthew Schechter (Act One) have joined the roster of performers set to appear in the one-night-only benefit concert of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street).
Presented by Theatreworks USA, the benefit performance will support the company's annual Free Summer Theatre Program, which provides FREE live theatre to more than 15,000 kids in New York City each summer.
The evening will feature an all-star ensemble of Broadway, television and film notables, including* previously announced Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life, Caroline or Change), Tony nominee Terrence Mann(Pippin, The Addams Family), two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin, A Chorus Line), Tony nominee Richard Kind(The Big Knife), Tony nominee John Tartaglia(Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical) and Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll and Hyde, Rock of Ages). [*list updated as of 4/15/14]
Based on the first book in the best-selling Percy Jackson and The Olympians series byRick Riordan, THE LIGHTNING THIEF is the story of Percy, a 12-year-old boy who journeys into a world of mythological monsters and Greek Gods as he struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, and coming to terms with a father he has never known, while solving the mystery of Zeus' stolen lightning bolt.
Directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar) and choreographed by Sam Pinkleton (Machinal; Natasha, Pierre and the Comet of 1812), THE LIGHTNING THIEF features a book by Joe Tracz with music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki.
Tickets for the benefit concert are $100 for adults and $50 for children 12 years of age and younger. A family package for two adults and two children is available for $275.
Launched in 1989, the mission of Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre Program is to provide New York City youth with their own theatre tradition that not only entertains, but also educates and fosters positive values and an appreciation for theatre. Last summer, 15,000 FREE tickets were distributed for Free Summer Theatre Program.