National Tour NewsNational Tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Sets January 2019 LaunchThe traveling production will kick off at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre.
April 18, 2018
The previously announced national tour of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will launch in January 2019 in Chicago, playing Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre for a limited one-week engagement January 8–13.
Produced by Theatreworks USA, Martian Entertainment, Greg Schaffert Productions, and Lang Entertainment Group, in partnership with The Road Company, the tour will then head 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.
The Lightning Thief has a Drama Desk-nominated book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, direction by Stephen Brackett, and choreography 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 musical debuted in 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it played an acclaimed, extended run and was nominated for three Drama Desk Awards. The story follows a young man who discovers he is the son of gods, and suddenly has powers he can't control.
In the title role Off-Broadway was Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables, Peter Pan Live, The OA), alongside Carrie Compere, James Hayden Rodriguez, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Jonathan Raviv, George Salazar, and Kristin Stokes. Casting for the tour will be announced at a later date.
The upcoming tour is being presented by special arrangement with Rick Riordan and the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.