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Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Get Godly in the Recording Studio

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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson MusicalBased on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world. And now it's set to rock your earbuds!

The Off-Broadway show, currently playing through May 6, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), just announced it will be heading to the studio with Broadway Records to lay down an Original Cast Recording.

The much-anticipated original cast recording is now available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com will be released at all major music retailers on Friday, June 30, 2017. Premium pre-sale order package will also be available and will come with an official The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Off-Broadway t-shirt.

The cast-recording is being produced by Michael Croiter and Rob Rokicki, Executive Produced by Grammy Award winner Van Dean and released by Broadway Records.

"We are so excited to be working with Van and Broadway Records in creating this cast album. Since we began performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, fans who have seen the show and fans from around the world have checked- in daily, to ask about our cast album, so we are thrilled to give the fans who cannot make it to NY to see the show the opportunity to hear our cast sing this wonderful score." - Theatreworks USA: Producing Director, Ken Arthur & Artistic Director, Barbara Pasternack

"From the moment the first note played at The Lighting Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, I knew I wanted to be involved in the future of this new, exciting musical. It's a vibrant and original adaptation of a story that is beloved by millions. I think the fans will truly love this album," said Broadway Records President Van Dean.

Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you're a demigod. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world.

The cast recording will feature the original Off-Broadway cast, including Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables) as Percy Jackson, Carrie Compere (Broadway: The Color Purple, Holler If Ya Hear Me) as Sally, Sarah Beth Pfeifer (Nat'l tour: Legally Blonde: The Musical) and Clarisse, Jonathan Raviv (The Band's Visit) as Brunner, James Hayden Rodriguez (National Tour: Spring Awakening) as Luke, George Salazar (Broadway: Godspell. Nat'l tour: Spring Awakening) as Grover, and Kristin Stokes (NY: Fly by Night, Regional: Diary of a Wimpy Kid) as Annabeth.

The Lightning Thief Musical began performances on March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and opened on Tuesday, April 4 and will run through May 6, 2017.

The creative team includes book writer Joe Tracz (Netflix "Series of Unfortunate Events"), composer/ lyricist Rob Rokicki (Strange Tails), director Stephen Brackett(Buyer and Cellar), choreographer Patrick McCollum (The Band's Visit) musical director Wiley DeWeese (The Wildness), orchestrators Wiley DeWeese and Rob Rokickiand fight director Rod Kinter (More Than All the World).

It is being presented by Theatreworks NYC (Ken Arthur, Producing Director, Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director) in arrangement with Rick Riordan and the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniels


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