Fantasy, Greek mythology and superhero themes converge in The Lightning Thief, a downtown cult hit now coming to Broadway. In this rock musical based on the young-adult novel by Rick Riordan, preteen student Percy Jackson (Chris McCarrell of Les Miserables) discovers that he’s the son of the sea-god Poseidon, complete with powers he can’t quite control, and with powerful enemies to boot. He finds himself on a quest for Zeus’s lightning bolt, needing it to fight off monsters and prevent a war among the gods. The show, featuring 7 actors playing 47 characters, drew raves in its Off Broadway and out of town engagements, with the Chicago Tribune hailing it as musical with “one foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen.” Rob Rokicki (Punk Rock Girl) wrote the music and lyrics, Joe Tracz (Be More Chill) penned the book, Patrick McCollum (The Band’s Visit) choreographs, and Stephen Brackett (A Strange Loop) directs.
Longacre Theatre | 220 West 48th Street
Orchestra seats $109.00