The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical celebrates its Broadway premiere at the Longacre Theatre for a special 16-week limited engagement from September 20, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

The Lightning Thief is the first book of Rick Riordan’s "Percy Jackson & the Olympians” pentalogy and was published in 2005. It has spent over 500 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and even spawned a Hollywood movie adaptation in 2010.

This musical adaptation first premiered off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in the spring of 2017, enjoying a sold-out, six-week run and earning three Drama Desk Award nominations, including "Outstanding Musical." In addition, a North American National Tour was launched in January 2019 in Chicago and played a total of 32 cities, culminating in Boston in July 2019.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical features a book by Joe Tracz, who made his Broadway debut in the 2018-2019 season with Be More Chill, and an original rock score by Rob Rokicki, which features such musical numbers as “Killer Quest!” and “Bring on the Monsters.” Indeed, due to its initial Off-Broadway success, a cast recording of the musical was released in July 2017.

This Broadway production is the perfect opportunity to introduce youngsters to the wonderful world of the theatre, in the same way that the books have introduced millions worldwide to the grandiose world of Greek mythology. The production uses innovative ways to bring to life 47 characters through its 7-member cast, encouraging youngsters to use their imagination and get lost in the exciting theatricality of it all. For those not in-the-know, our protagonist Percy Jackson is a teenager, who discovers that he is in fact a demigod, a son of Poseidon. In Mr. Riordan’s first novel in the series, Percy embarks on an epic quest to retrieve Zeus’ missing lightning bolt and in doing so, prevent all-out war between the Greek gods.

So, we say “Bring on the Monsters” and bring on this family-friendly musical of heroic proportions!

(Photos by Jeremy Daniel)

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Running time: 
2hrs 10mins (including 1 intermission)
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About The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical:

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 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 is an action-packed theatrical adventure about accepting that normal is a myth and embracing the superpowers inside all of us.


Book by Joe Tracz with Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
TheaterWorksUSA and Martian Entertainment, by special arrangement with Rick Riordan and the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
Stephen Brackett
David Lander
Ryan Rumery
Lee Savage
Patrick McCollum
Sydney Maresca
Cast list:
Chris McCarrell (as Percy Jackson), Jorrel Javier (as Grover / Mr. D), Ryan Knowles (as Chiron and others), Sarah Beth Pfeifer (as Clarisse and others), James Hayden Rodriguez (as Luke and others), Jalynn Steele (as Sally and others), and Kristin Stokes (as Annabeth), with Izzy Figueroa, Sam Leicht, and T. Shyvonne Stewart
Other info:
Orchestrations by Wiley DeWeese & Rob Rokicki, Puppet Design by AchesonWalsh, Fight Direction by Rod Kinter, and Hair, Wigs & Makeup Design by Dave Bova
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 20, 2019
Opening date: 
October 16, 2019
January 5, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street or 50th Street stations

Latest The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical News & Features

Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief
A New York Theatre Guide to... The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical!
November 25, 2019

Bring on the Monsters! Following an Off-Broadway 2017 premiere at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and a National Tour that played a grand total of 32 cities and culminated in July 2019, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has bolted onto Broadway for a limited engagement at the Longacre Theatre. Featuring a book by Joe Tracz and a rock-infused score by Rob Rokicki, previews began on September 20, ahead of an official opening on October 16, and the family-friendly musical is scheduled to conclude its run on January 5, 2020. So, who’s ready for a “Killer Quest”?

Kristin Stokes, Chris McCarrell & Jorrel Javier
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of The Lightning Thief on Broadway
October 17, 2019

By Zeus! Percy Jackson is here, taking a bite out of the Big Apple! With five best-selling novels, collections of short stories and two Hollywood film adaptations already to his name, the young demi-god can now add Broadway musical to his impressive résumé! The New York Theatre Guide was on had last night to celebrate the official opening of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Longacre Theatre with the cast and creative team, before heading to the official post-show party at Bowlmor Times Square.

Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Official Broadway production photos released for The Lightning Thief
September 30, 2019

Bring on the Monsters... and the Broadway production photos! Take a look at the new shots from the Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, which began previews at the Longacre Theatre on September 20, 2019, and is set for an official opening on October 16, with a strictly limited 16-week engagement through January 5, 2020. Kristin Stokes, Chris McCarrell & Jorrel Javier Jorrel Javier, Chris McCarrell, Kristin Stokes & James Hayden Rodriguez James Hayden Rodriguez & Kristin Stokes (top);

Our The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Review

Percy Jackson has a problem – well, a few, actually: he doesn’t ‘fit in’; his home life is a mess; and he doesn’t know who his father is. Daunting challenges to say the least. Too young to make the rules, Percy is yet also too old to avoid the rules being imposed on him. Relief arrives in the shape of a Satyr, a Centaur, and sundry other ‘misfits’ gathered at Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for... Read more