Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

BWW Flashback: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Takes Final Broadway Bow

Broadway brought on the monsters, and The Lightning Thief conquered them! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the musical will conclude its limited Broadway run today, January 5, following 30 previews and 95 regular performances.

As a son of Poseidon, Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus' lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. Based on the bestselling novel by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, with an onstage company of seven playing more than 47 characters, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure about accepting that normal is a myth and embracing the superpowers inside all of us.

Before the cast takes their final Broadway bows, we're flashing back through the show's journey so far!


The original TheaterWorksUSA musical production of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical debuted in spring 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City with a sold-out, six-week run which was nominated for three Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical.


The Original Cast Recording was released in June 2017.


A subsequent North American First National Tour launched in Chicago in January 2019.


In August 2019, it was announced that the musical would move to Broadway in the following month.


The show began previews at the Longacre Theatre on September 20...


And celebrated opening night on Wednesday, October 16.


Following the conclusion of its strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement on Broadway, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will return to the road for a national touring production in the 2020-2021 season.


BroadwayWorld Shop
Shop BroadwayWorld

Shop this season's new musicals! Get dressed up for a night at the theatre, or just a night at home, with merch from some of Broadway's biggest hits including SOME LIKE IT HOT, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, and more!

Start Shopping



Related Stories
VIDEO: The Situation Project Brings Students Behind the Scenes at THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE Photo
The Situation Project has partnered with The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical and is now offering a behind-the-scenes look at an immersive experience they have created.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Announces 2020-2021 National Tour Photo
Following the conclusion of its strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement on Broadway, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will return to the road for a national touring production in the 2020-2021 season.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Releases a Deluxe Edition And Karaoke Album Photo
Broadway Records announced today the surprise release of the Deluxe Edition of the Original Cast Recording of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical as well as a Karaoke Album, now available digitally. Physical copies of the Deluxe cast album are only available at www.BroadwayRecords.com and at the Longacre Theater on Broadway, where the show is playing a strictly limited engagement that must end January 5, 2020.


More Hot Stories For You


Eddie Izzard To Bring Solo GREAT EXPECTATIONS To Morgan Library Celebrate Shared Birthday With Charles DickensEddie Izzard To Bring Solo GREAT EXPECTATIONS To Morgan Library Celebrate Shared Birthday With Charles Dickens
January 26, 2023

On February 7th, 2023, Eddie Izzard will perform Charles Dickens' Great Expectations at The Morgan Library and Museum (225 Madison Ave. at 37th St.) at a special 10 PM performance with proceeds going to Covenant House and The Morgan.

Photo: First Look at Katie Holmes & Eddie Kaye Thomas in THE WANDERERSPhoto: First Look at Katie Holmes & Eddie Kaye Thomas in THE WANDERERS
January 26, 2023

Get a first look at Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Wanderers, by Anna Ziegler directed by Barry Edelstein! See performance dates, and how to purchase tickets!

Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre Gala, Featuring David Harbour, Holly Hunter, Ann Harada & MoreBilly Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre Gala, Featuring David Harbour, Holly Hunter, Ann Harada & More
January 26, 2023

The initial performers and speakers have been announced for Vineyard Theatre’s 40th Anniversary gala on Monday, February 13, 2023, honoring Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Billy Crudup. See stars taking part, and more.

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nicolette Robinson to Release Picture Book I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOWLeslie Odom, Jr. and Nicolette Robinson to Release Picture Book I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW
January 26, 2023

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nicolette Robinson are set to release their debut picture book, I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW, with illustrations from Joy Hwang Ruiz, on-sale March 28, 2023. 

Fredi Walker-Browne to Star in RAISIN the Musical at Axelrod Performing Arts CenterFredi Walker-Browne to Star in RAISIN the Musical at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
January 26, 2023

To mark the 50th anniversary of its 1973 premiere on Broadway, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center will present the musical Raisin, starring Fredi Walker-Browne. See how to purchase tickets!