The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical 2019

Run Time:
2 hours and 5 minutes including intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: October 16, 2019
Closing: January 05, 2020

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Longacre Theatre (Broadway)
220 West 48th Street New York, NY

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, the original musical adaption of Rick Riordan's New York Times best-selling novel, will arrive on Broadway this fall for a strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street) following the recent successful conclusion of its 32-city North American First National Tour which has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike.



The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is "worthy of the gods!" (Time Out New York). The Greek gods are real, and they're ruining Percy Jackson's life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he is on an epic quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a war between the gods. Normal is a myth when you're a demigod. This "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan is "electrifying!" (Newsday). Featuring a "fast-paced, decibel blasting" score (The Broadway Blog), this musical is "mesmerizing" and proves "lightning can strike twice!" (TheaterMania).

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THE LIGHTNING THIEF: HALF-GODS AND MONSTERS, AT SUMMER CAMP
6 / 10

So now we know: The Greek gods were not helicopter parents. That's the takeaway, at least, from The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, adapted from the popular young readers' book by Rick Riordan, the first installment in a series that's emerged as a sort of Harry Potter lite. The show follows the adventures of a group of 'half-bloods'-not the offspring of witches and wizards and non-magical 'Muggles,' as in J.K. Rowling's novels, but the spawn of gods or goddesses and mere mortals. And rather than meeting at a school for superior beings, these teens cross path at a summer camp for misfits, where our titular hero is sent after being tossed out of three schools; the last expulsion occurs after Percy attacks a teacher, when she turns into a creature called a Minotaur. (Think Dementor, Potterheads.)

Review: The Lightning Thief, a Far Cry from Olympus
5 / 10

Here's an idea for a Broadway musical: An awkward boy with an absent father and an overwhelmed mother gets involved with friends in a dubious scheme that spins out of control and almost undoes him. Is it 'Dear Evan Hansen'? If only. Alas, 'The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical' is a pale patch on the earlier show and a failed attempt to board the teenage fantasy-angst train. (See also: 'Be More Chill' and, more successfully, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.') Based on the popular 2005 novel by Rick Riordan, it is both overblown and underproduced, filled with sentiments it can't support and effects it can't pull off.

BWW Flashback: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Takes Final Broadway Bow
by Nicole Rosky - January 5, 2020

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.

VIDEO: The Situation Project Brings Students Behind the Scenes at THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - December 21, 2019

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
by Stephi Wild - December 17, 2019

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
by Stephi Wild - December 6, 2019

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.

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes THE LIGHTNING THIEF Composer/Lyricist Rob Rokicki
by Broadwaysted - November 15, 2019

This week, the Broadwaysted Crew is having a blast sharing laughs and stories with Rob Rokicki, composer and lyricist of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical! We're pouring out Milagro Tequila and Hudson Whiskey while Rob spills about the epic journey from page to stage for Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, going from bartender to composer/lyricist in a Broadway theatre, and things that you should definitely not put in the microwave.

BWW Contest: Submit Your LIGHTNING THIEF TikTok For A Chance To Win Tickets!
by BWW Contests - November 4, 2019

Get ready to head to Camp Half-blood because BroadwayWorld is giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Lightning Thief! To enter, record your very own TikTok using the song of your choice from The Lightning Thief's cast recording, use the hashtag #LightningThiefBWW, and tag @officialbroadwayworld in your TikTok post. Entries must be submitted by 11:59PM ET on November 8th, and winners will be contacted shortly after. Bring on the monsters and enter TODAY!

BWW TV: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Celebrates an Opening Night Worthy of the Gods!
by TV - Opening Night Special - October 17, 2019

The Longacre Theatre was the place to be last night as the best of Broadway gathered to celebrate an opening night worth of the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical officially arrived yesterday, October 16, 2019.

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE LIGHTNING THIEF
by Nicole Rosky - October 17, 2019

The Longacre Theatre was the place to be last night as the best of Broadway gathered to celebrate an opening night worth of the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical officially arrived yesterday, October 16, 2019.

Photo Coverage: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - October 17, 2019

The Longacre Theatre was the place to be last night as the best of Broadway gathered to celebrate an opening night worth of the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical officially arrived yesterday, October 16, 2019.

BWW Review: Teenage Demigods On A Quest in THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL
by Michael Dale - October 17, 2019

The preteens dressed in their matinee finest seemed to be having a swell time when this critic attended The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. So really, if this review seems less than enthusiastic, it's written with the full understanding that pleasing an overly-seasoned playgoer who, until recently, thought this was going to be a jukebox musical about some songwriter named Percy Jackson, is not a priority.

Review Roundup: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Opens on Broadway- The Critics Weigh In!
by Nicole Rosky - October 16, 2019

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical opens officially tonight, October 16, at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street).

What Is THE LIGHTNING THIEF About? Oh We're Gonna Tell You
by Julie Musbach - October 13, 2019

Listen up godlings, a god is speaking. It has come to our attention in a recent staff meeting that no one working here has any idea what The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is really about. Well, thank the gods for yours truly, who is judging them all a little bit.

BWW TV: The Cast Of THE LIGHTNING THIEF Visits The Top Of The Empire State Building
by A.A. Cristi - October 10, 2019

Get a peek at the cast of The Lightning Thief visiting the top of NYC's most famous building and previewing songs from the show!

Photo Coverage: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Company Poses Atop the Empire State Building!
by Jennifer Broski - October 10, 2019

All Percy Jackson fans know that Olympus  is located on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building, so what better place for the cast of Broadway's The Lightning Thief to meet the press? Below, check out photos of the company atop NYC's most famous building as they previewed songs from the show!

BWW Flashback: Percy Jackson's Long Road to Broadway with THE LIGHTNING THIEF
by Stephi Wild - October 12, 2019

The Lightning Thief is currently in previews at Broadway's Longacre Theatre, ahead of its October 16 opening. Fans have been loving this new musical since its premiere in 2014, and now it has finally hit the Great White Way for a limited run. Want to learn more about where Percy Jackson has been before Broadway? We're taking a walk down memory lane with a flashback through the show's journey!

VIDEO: Watch THE LIGHTNING THIEF's Full Panel From New York Comic Con
by Stephi Wild - October 4, 2019

This year's New York Comic Con hosted a panel featuring cast members and creatives from The Lightning Thief! The panel, titled 'The World of Percy Jackson: From Page to Stage,' was held Thursday, October 3, at 2:45pm in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Room 1A06.

THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Announces New Holiday Performance Schedule
by Stephi Wild - October 2, 2019

Due to popular demand from family audiences, the producers of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical have announced a new performance schedule that will take effect the week of November 4 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street) through the end of the show's strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement. The new musical will celebrate opening night on Wednesday, October 16.

Photos: Harpies and Minotaurs and Gorgons, Oh My! Inside THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL on Broadway
by Julie Musbach - September 27, 2019

Get a first look at The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, the original musical adaption of Rick Riordan's New York Times bestselling novel with a book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and direction by Stephen Brackett on Broadway.

BWW TV: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL Goes Dark For Global Climate Strike
by A.A. Cristi - September 20, 2019

In support of today's Global Climate Strike, the new Broadway show The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical concluded its first performance on Broadway tonight by dimming the marquee of the Longacre Theatre.

Oh My Gods! Meet the Cast of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - September 20, 2019

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, the original musical adaption of Rick Riordan's New York Times best-selling novel, will arrive on Broadway this fall for a strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement at the Longacre Theatre

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Will Have a Panel at New York Comic Con
by Stephi Wild - September 20, 2019

This year's New York Comic Con will host a panel featuring cast members and creatives from The Lightning Thief! The panel, titled 'The World of Percy Jackson: From Page to Stage,' will be held Thursday, October 3, at 2:45pm in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Room 1A06.

Up On The Marquee: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Comes to Broadway
by Walter McBride - September 12, 2019

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical comes to Broadway this fall, beginning performances Friday, September 20 ahead of a Wednesday, October 16 opening night at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street) in a strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement.

Meet the Cast of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL!
by Linnae Medeiros - August 20, 2019

It's time to head to Camp Halfblood! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Percy, Annabeth, and all the demigods of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical are heading to Broadway this fall! To prepare you to bring on the monsters, we're getting to know the show's cast members. Get a peek at Chris McCarrell, Jorrel Javier, Kristin Stokes, and more with these videos!

Breaking: Chris McCarrell, Jorrel Javier & Kristin Stokes Will Lead THE LIGHTNING THIEF on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - August 19, 2019

Happy belated birthday, Percy Jackson! Following the beloved fantasy hero's August 18th birth date, TheaterWorksUSA and Martian Entertainment are pleased to announce the ten actors who will bring The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical to Broadway this fall, beginning performances Friday, September 20 ahead of a Wednesday, October 16 opening night at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street) in a strictly limited 16-week holiday engagement.

Everything You Need to Know About THE LIGHTNING THIEF!
by Linnae Medeiros - August 14, 2019

Get ready to head to Camp Halfblood because the demigods of The Lightning Thief are coming to Broadway this fall! Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and more are coming to the Longacre Theatre, starting previews on September 20th and opening on October 16th for a limited run through January 5th. To prepare you to bring on the monsters, we've gathered all the info you need to know about the show, from the show's journey to a sneak peek at its score. Check it all out!

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2017, US Tour which opened in 2019 and Broadway which opened in 2019.

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