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THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical National Tour Will Launch In Chicago January 2019

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical National Tour Will Launch In Chicago January 2019

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, an "electrifying" (Newsday) musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will launch its national tour in Chicago in January 2019 before heading across the country, with engagements announced in Seattle, Detroit, Charlotte, San Antonio and more. Additional tour cities and casting will be announced at a later date.

With more than 100 million copies of the book series sold worldwide, this global phenomenon has found a new home on the live stage in a "mesmerizing" theatrical event that proves "lightning can strike twice!" (TheaterMania). Following a sold out run in New York City, where it garnered 3 Drama Desk Award nominations, including Best Musical, this "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) is coming to rock your world!

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 best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL is an action-packed theatrical adventure that has been celebrated by audiences, fans and critics alike. The original cast recording was released by Broadway Records, winning best new off-Broadway cast album at the 2018 BroadwayWorld Album Awards.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL has a Drama Desk nominated book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett, choreographed by Patrick McCollum, with set design by Lee Savage, costume design by Sydney Maresca, Obie award winning sound design by Ryan Rumery, lighting design by David Lander, fight direction by Rod Kinter, and orchestrations by Wiley Deweese and Rob Rokicki. The production is being presented by special arrangement with Rick Riordan and the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. More information about THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL is available at http://www.lightningthiefmusical.com/

THEATREWORKS USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Michael Harrington, Managing Director) is America's foremost professional not-for-profit theater company dedicated to creating exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences for young and family audiences in diverse communities throughout New York City and North America. Since 1961, the company has captured the imaginations of 100 million new and veteran theatergoers with an award-winning repertoire of over 130 original plays and musicals. Acclaimed creative alumni include Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Disney's Frozen), Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!), Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen), Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical), and Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening). www.twusa.org

Martian Entertainment is a Tony Award-winning theatrical production and general management company owned and operated by Carl D. White and Gregory Rae, and Associate Producer Tyrus Emory. Credits include:The Normal Heart (Tony Award); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award); Kinky Boots (Tony Award); The Play That Goes Wrong (Broadway); Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Gore Vidal's The Best Man; A Clockwork Orange; Bare the musical; The Temperamentals; [title of show]; Potted Potter; Naked Boys Singing!; Altar Boyz; Immediate Family; and many others. Film/TV projects include the feature film musical Hello Again; and the award-winning TV pilot "Sox News." www.MartianEntertainment.com @MartianEntNYC.

Greg Schaffert PRODUCTIONS: Greg is a Tony Award winning producer with over 30 years of experience working in every facet of the theatre. Producing credits: Peter and the Starcatcher (5 Tony Awards); All Shook Up; Burn the Floor; Bat Boy The Musical; Striking 12; Shear Madness; Analog & Vinyl; Three Musketeers; No Wake; Magnetic North; Great Wall; The Girl in the Frame, and many others. In development: Bat Boy revival; Atlantis; Something in the Game; Looking for Christmas; The Singing River; Painted Alice; Hot Mess in Manhattan. www.Gregschaffert.com

Lang Entertainment Group: Victoria Lang has enjoyed a wide-ranging producing career in theatre, film and television. Broadway: Sylvia, 1984, Private Lives, A View From The Bridge, (Tony Nomination), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Tony nomination), The Little Foxes, Peter Pan and more. Off-Broadway and Tours: Found (Atlantic Theatre Co., Philadelphia Theatre Co.), Silence! The Musical! (Best Musical: Off Broadway Alliance Award, Top 5 Musicals: Time Magazine), Matt & Ben (Top 5 Plays: Time Magazine), SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Johnny Guitar (Outer Critics Circle Award), Listen to My Heart: The Songs of David Friedman (Drama Desk nomination), Girls Night! The Musical and Divorce Party The Musical. West End: Funny Girl (Olivier nomination),SHOUT!, Bat Boy. Television: Live With Regis & Kathie Lee (3 Emmy nominations).Specials for PBS and A&E. Film: Macbeth in Manhattan (Winner: S.Beach & LI Film Festivals), Perfect Lies, Dark Tides, Chao Theory & more. The Road Company was founded in 1997 by Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota. In addition to The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical current representation includes Wicked, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, War Paint, The Band's Visit, SpongeBob SquarePants, A Clockwork Orange, The Sound of Music, The Illusionists, Dirty Dancing, Kinky Boots, and Elf the Musical.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical National Tour Will Launch In Chicago January 2019

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