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The electrifying @LTMusical – The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical – moves from book to stage, premiering at the @KimmelCenter Merriam Theater from Jan 22 – 27! More info @ kimmelcenter.org
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK IS NOW
A THRILLING NEW ROCK MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES
THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL
MAKES ITS PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE,
JANUARY 22 – 27, 2019
“WORTHY OF THE GODS!” Time Out NY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2018) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, an“electrifying” (Newsday) musical adaption of The New York Times bestselling novel written by Rick Riordan,will play Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater from Tuesday, January 22 – Sunday, January 27, 2019. From page to stage, it’s a thrilling new musical for all ages.
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 3 Drama Desk Award nominations, including Best Musical, this "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) is coming to rock Philadelphia.
“The Lightning Thief is an exciting musical adaptation of the bestselling book,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “We are delighted to host the Philadelphia premiere of this electrifying production, celebrated off-Broadway by Percy fans and theater fans alike.”
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 bestselling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan 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, 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 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, and in partnership with The Road Company
More information about The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is available at http://www.lightningthiefmusical.com/
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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater
Dates and times:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale to the public now and start at $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at www.kimmelcenter.org.
The Shubert Organization
For more than 100 years, The Shubert Organization has been in the forefront of the American theatre. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues, as well as the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. The company has produced and co-produced hundreds of plays and musicals, including the original Broadway production of CATS, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park with George, Amadeus, The Real Thing, The Grapes of Wrath, Equus, The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, School of Rock The Musical, and The Humans. The Shubert Organization is proud of its ongoing refurbishment program for its theatres, seeking to preserve the historic character while modernizing them to accommodate the needs of today’s audiences.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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