Already closed | 2h 5m | Midtown W

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Broadway)

From 257 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Great singing

About the show

Director Stephen Brackett ("A Strange Loop") and book writer Joe Tracz bring Rick Riordan's bestselling young-adult fantasy novel to Broadway in this action-packed musical adaptation. More…

From the show:

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 novel by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, with an onstage company of seven playing more than 47 characters, "The Lightning Thief" is an action-packed theatrical adventure about accepting that normal is a myth and embracing the superpowers inside all of us.

2h 5m | Already closed | Longacre Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (257)


Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Great singing

During previews
Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you have a kid or are a millennial and like energetic, catchy tunes, strong performances, and solid storytelling.

Don't see it if you expect high end production values, can't deal with occasional strobing lights, you take yourself or theater too seriously.

During previews
Hilarious, Great writing, Funny, Delightful

See it if If you like the Percy Jackson books or just Greek Mythology in general, this show is a delight to watch.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals directed a younger audience, it might not be for you.

During previews
Must see, Epic, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love a well-told story full of great tunes and brilliant performances.

Don't see it if you want something super serious or simply a spectacle.

During previews
Cute, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Funny

See it if You’re looking for a funny play with a mix of juvenile and Greek mythology jokes. We spent a lot of time laughing during this play.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy comedy, coming of age stories, or Greek mythology references.

Also I really enjoyed the fact that there’s not a romance in this play. It’... Read more Read less

During previews
Family friendly, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you have kids and want to bring them to a family-friendly show with a familiar storyline from the movies and books. great singing!

Don't see it if you're looking for something edgy or overly produced - this may not be ground breaking but was entertaining enough!

During previews
Slow, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if It’s entertaining and funny and light hearted! Something cute for a fun night out that

Don't see it if If you want a dramatic show that overwhelms you with emotion from the character development, costumes, stage setting, and all other aspects

During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you loved the books, you'll definitely love the show! It's spot on and captures it perfectly! It was hilarious and the jokes were great!

Don't see it if millennial humor is not your thing.

During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if The show is dazzling in its creativity. I didn't know the book that it is based on but it still carried me right along. Actors are super!

Don't see it if You're not into musicals with a rock and roll feel.

Also The energy and enthusiasm of the performers is through the roof. And a... Read more Read less

During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love the book series or any nod to greek mythology. Funny references throughout.

Don't see it if you don't like young comedy. At first I was put off because I thought the show was too young for me, but by the end of Act I, I was in love.

During previews
Great writing, Delightful, Riveting, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if You like physical comedy, loved the movie (because this play is way better than that), and are ready to see a talented and diverse cast.

Don't see it if You're not into slow starts, characters playing more than one role, or getting hit by props (if you're in the front row).

During previews
Quirky, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You’re a fan of the books! This is an amazing adaptation of the series. Even if you haven’t read the book, this show is too fun to miss!

Don't see it if You dont like silliness and childishness. This is based off of a middle grade novel (the main character is 12 in the book), and while (1/2)

Also there is plenty of stuff for adults, it’s target audience is a little ... Read more Read less

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if Fan of the books and movies. Have a great imagination and like ironic/corny sense of humor. Better for younger crowds

Don't see it if Not interested in YA fiction & not familiar with book/movie. Expecting Broadway quality production. Still did a great job with low budget

During previews
Proper book adaptation, Clever, Great staging, Exciting, Quirky

See it if This show is faithful to the source material, and has a great blend of heart and comedy which reflects what young people want to see today.

Don't see it if The musical oozes contemporary theatre, which isn't a bad thing, but it isn't a show targeted at a Golden Age crowd

During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Must see, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You appreciate a creative show that's not just a cookie-cutter jukebox musical. The musical is all about being different.

Don't see it if You are looking for a more traditional musical that’s not about making you smile (the funny moments are stronger than its emotional ones)

During previews
Must see, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if The lIghtning thief stayed extremely true to the original book. the show was cleverly staged and exciting to watch.

Don't see it if if you dont like fast paced and funny musicals.

During previews
Riveting, Must see, Hilarious, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You love the books by Rick Riordan, you hated or loved the movies, you know how to have fun!

Don't see it if You don't know how to have fun or don't like a light-hearted and joyful time every now and again.

Also This show is for those fans of the book or movie, those with a love fo... Read more Read less

October 16th, 2019
"‘The Lightning Thief,’ a Far Cry From Olympus: A musical adaptation of the popular fantasy novel comes to Broadway and goes to Hades."
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October 16th, 2019
2/5 Stars "While those young theatergoers can fill in any missing details from memory, the challenge of turning a YA bildungsroman full of epic battles and road trips...into a musical has overwhelmed the creative team. In staying faithful to the novel, they've wound up with a mess."
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October 16th, 2019
"Teen Perseus Alights on West 48th in 'The Lightning Thief'"
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October 16th, 2019
"The new musical by 'Be More Chill' author Joe Tracz and composer Rob Rokicki adapts the first book in Rick Riordan's best-selling YA fantasy series."
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