Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Broadway premiere of The Lightning Thief, the rollicking stage adaptation of Rick Riordan's young adult fantasy novel. The production will play the Longacre Theatre for a 16-week run from September 20 through January 5, with an opening night set for October 16.
Featuring a score by Rob Rokicki, a book by Joe Tracz (Be More Chill) and direction by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill), The Lightning Thief follows Percy Jackson on a fantastical journey across the United States in search of Zeus' lightning bolt.
The Broadway cast will be led by Chris McCarrell repeating his acclaimed off-Broadway and touring turn as Percy Jackson, with Kristin Stokes as Annabeth, Jorrel Javier as Grover/Mr. D., Ryan Knowles as Chiron, James Hayden Rodriguez as Luke, Jalynn Steele as Sally and Sarah Beth Pfeifer as Clarisse. Rounding out the company is T. Shyvonne Stewart, Izzy Figueroa and Sam Leicht.
The production will feature choreography by Patrick McCollum and orchestrations by Rokicki and Wiley DeWeese, with scenic design by Lee Savage, costume design by Sydney Maresca, lighting design by David Lander and sound design by Ryan Rumery.
The Great Society stars Brian Cox, Marc Kudisch, Bryce Pinkham and more talk about bringing President Lyndon B. Johnson's life to Broadway.
Mauricio Martinez is known for his leading turn in Broadway's On Your Feet! and taking the musical on the road as well as his work on Mexican TV, and this month he's bringing his story to the cabaret stage for a one-night concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. "It's the original cast recording of my life," he said to Paul Wontorek in a recent interview on Broadway.com's #LiveAtFive. "It's a lot of the songs I've had the privilege of singing literally from Mexico now to Broadway. I talk about my love affair with New York that's been going on for over two decades now. It's the story of a Mexican boy whose dreams came true."
Martinez made his Broadway debut in On Your Feet! as Emilio Estefan and continued on in the role while leading the first national tour. "I was the last Emilio on Broadway," he said. "It was the shortest six weeks of my life but it felt like I was doing it for six months. It was a great welcome into this community. Touring is not easy to do. Musical theater performers are the hardest working professionals in the business, period. Even Gloria Estefan ...
Derren Brown is gearing up to begin Broadway performances of his acclaimed magic show Derren Brown: Secret. The show, which first played New York at the Atlantic Theater Company, transports audiences into the startling world of mind-reading, suggestion and psychological illusion. Andrew O'Connor and Andy Nyman co-direct the production, which is scheduled to begin performances at the Cort Theatre on September 6. On August 22, Brown met the press and demonstrated his mesmerizing skills at New 42nd Street Studios. Check out the photos, and be sure to experience the thrilling Derren Brown: Secret for yourself!
Second Stage has announced a weeklong extension to Bess Wohl's celebrated new play Make Believe. Originally announced to run through September 15, the production will now conclude its engagement on September 22 at off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theater.
Make Believe follows the four Conlee kids, whose parents inexplicably disappear. Thirty-two years later, their search for answers continues.
The cast of Make Believe includes Brad Heberlee, Ryan Foust, Kim Fischer, Susannah Flood, Harrison Fox, Maren Heary and Samantha Mathis.
Tony nominee Michael Greif directs the production, which began previews on July 30 and opened on August 15.
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