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About Life of Pi on Broadway

One boy, four animals, one epic survival journey. The Oscar-winning film adaptation of Yann Martel's bestselling book wowed audiences worldwide, and now Life of Pi on Broadway is a five-time Tony Award nominee. Get Life of Pi tickets now.

Life of Pi on Broadway immerses theatregoers in the worlds of India and the open sea. The Pi of the show's title is a 16-year-old boy who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. That is, the only human survivor — four animals on board also make it out alive. Pi and the animals — an orangutan, a hyena, a zebra, and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker — must fight against time and each other to stay alive at sea.

The Life of Pi play brings these animals and more to life with intricate puppetry. Actors operate these puppets, and the result was a visually stunning show that won over critics in London, where the show premiered. A four-star review on London Theatre reads, "This is a gorgeous staging by adaptor Lolita Chakrabarti and director Max Webster: vivid, witty, poignant and wondrous. It conjures up whole worlds, beginning with the zoo owned by Pi's parents. A giraffe pokes its head through one of the windows, a zebra shies away from its pen, and a goat playfully butts Pi."

In a historic first, the seven puppeteers who played Richard Parker in London jointly won the 2022 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Life of Pi won four additional awards out of nine nominations, including Best New Play. The show's Broadway transfer has now earned five Tony nominations, including Best Direction of a Play.

The success of Life of Pi on stage is no surprise, considering its previous iterations. The Life of Pi book has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide and won the Man Booker Prize, and the 2012 film won four Oscars out of 11 nominations, including Best Director for Ang Lee. The movie also received a Best Picture nomination.

Chakrabarti and Webster both make their Broadway debuts with Life of Pi in New York.

Is Life of Pi a musical or a play?

Life of Pi is a play, not a musical. The play first appeared in London, running from November 2021 to January 2023.

How long is the Life of Pi play?

The Life of Pi play runs just over 2 hours, including one intermission.

Tickets to Life of Pi on Broadway are available now.

Run time

2hr 10min (incl. intermission)

Start date

March 9th, 2023

End date

July 23rd, 2023

Categories

Age

10+

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879 Reviews

Sing out Louise

Sing out Louise

254 Reviews | 222 Followers
80
Man is the most dangerous in the zoo

See it if Puppetry, puppeteers, sets, lighting, Hiran Abeysekera and Richard Parker. Struggle for survival.

Don’t see it if Beautiful storytelling, reminded me of the Kite Runner’s Broadway staging at times. Go!

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

615 Reviews | 286 Followers
89
Riveting, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if The lead, the puppets, the set & projections are incredible. Simply magical on the surface, absorbing, meaningful & riveting x 130M.

Don’t see it if Notxyng kids due2some animal behaviors,norxanyone else who didn't like the source material,tho the entire audience seemed 2b excited by the*

Phil 9070

Phil 9070

414 Reviews | 96 Followers
85
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful acting,special effects, puppetry and set design made for an enjoyable night at the theatre.

Don’t see it if The only negative was at times was difficult to hear all the dialog especially the main actor. Besides that I would highly recommend seeing

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

770 Reviews | 424 Followers
88
Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Strong acting & staging. I preferred Act I over Act II. The animal puppetry was very believable.

Don’t see it if If you prefer a comedy or musical then skip this one.

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Our Review

'Life of Pi' review — a marvel of theatrical design

4 of 5
31 Mar 2023, 02:00
Read our four-star review of Life of Pi on Broadway, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti from Yann Martel's bestselling novel, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Life of Pi on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Lolita Chakrabarti, adapted from the novel by Yann Martel
Director: Max Webster
Cast list: Hiran Abeysekera (as Pi); Nikki Calonge, Rowan Ian Seamus Magee, Jonathan David Martin, Betsy Rosen, Celia Mei Rubin, and Andrew Wilson, Fred Davis, Scarlet Wilderink (as Richard Parker); Adi Dixit (as Pi alternate); Brian Thomas Abraham (as Cook/Voice of Richard Parker), Rajesh Bose (as Father), Avery Glymph (as Father Martin/Russian Sailor/Rear Admiral Jackson), Mahira Kakkar (as Nurse/Amma/Orange Juice), Kirstin Louie (as Lulu Chen), Salma Qarnain (as Mrs. Biology Kumar/Zaida Khan), Sathya Sridharan (as Mamaji/Pandit-Ji), Daisuke Tsuji (as Mr. Okamoto/Captain), Sonya Venugopal as Rani
Design: Tim Hatley
Costumes: Tim Hatley
Lighting: Tim Lutkin
Sound: Carolyn Downing
Other info: Puppetry and movement direction by Finn Caldwell, puppet design by Nick Barnes and Caldwell, video design by Andrzej Goulding, original music by Andrew T Mackay, dramaturgy by Jack Bradley, wig design by David Brian Brown

Venue

236 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

Accommodations for patrons who are blind, deaf, partially sighted, and/or have hearing loss. Partial wheelchair access, handrail access

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