SAN JOSE, CA — Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is thrilled to announce that The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, an electrifying musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s New York Times best-selling novel, will play the San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts from May 10-12. [Click here for event information]
With more than 100 million copies of the book series sold worldwide, this global phenomenon has found a new home on the live stage in a “mesmerizing” theatrical event that proves “lightning can strike twice!” (- TheaterMania). Following a sold-out run in New York City where it garnered three Drama Desk Award nominations including Best Musical, this “winning adaptation” (- The Hollywood Reporter) will rock San Jose.
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 Disney-Hyperion novel and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has a Drama Desk-nominated book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, and is directed by Stephen Brackett, with choreography by Patrick McCollum, 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 production is being presented by special arrangement with Rick Riordan and the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is produced by TheaterWorksUSA, Martian Entertainment, Greg Schaffert Productions, Lang Entertainment Group, in partnership with The Road Company.
This show is presented as part of the Broadway San Jose 2018–19 season.
Broadway San Jose is a partnership between the Nederlander Organization of New York and Team San Jose, the managing entity for San Jose’s publicly-held performance venues and civic centers.