Following a sold-out Off-Broadway engagement in 2017, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will return to New York City in the spring for a limited run at The Beacon Theatre. The musical will play six performances March 28–31, 2019, as part of its previously announced national tour.
The tour will kick off in January. Chris McCarrell, who starred in the New York premiere, will again step into the role of Percy Jackson, and Kristin Stokes, who played Annabeth, will reprise her role. Further casting will be announced at a later date.
Adapted from the book of the same name by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief is centered on a young man who discovers he is the son of gods, and suddenly has powers he can't control. The musical is written by Joe Tracz (Series of Unfortunate Events) and Rob Rokicki (Strange Tails), with direction by Stephen Brackett and choreography by Patrick McCollum.
Tickets for the Beacon Theatre run will go on sale November 6 at 10 AM and can be purchased online at beacontheatre.com/lightningthief, by calling Ticketmaster at (866) 858-0008 or at the Beacon Theatre, Madison Square Garden, and Radio City Music Hall box offices.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is produced by TheaterWorksUSA, Martian Entertainment, Greg Schaffert, Lang Entertainment Group, Lisa Chanel, Jennifer Doyle and Roy Lennox, Glass Half Full Productions, Hummel/Greene, and in partnership with The Road Company.
The show previously played the Lucille Lortel Theatre Off-Broadway, where it had an extended run and garnered three Drama Desk Award nominations, including Best Musical.