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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Great singing
70
Avg Score

75
Cliched, Confusing, Entertaining, Dizzying, Funny

See it if You have kids who like this series, know all the stories about Greek gods, appreciate somewhat cheesy props and visual effects

Don't see it if You are looking for something thought provoking, don’t know much about Greek gods or this series

80
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Greek Mythology. A musical with a bit of humor.

Don't see it if You want to see more special effects or stage magic. The staging is very simple. We

63
Indulgent, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You want to support the score of a new composer.

Don't see it if You are looking for a thought provoking musical. This one locks depth.

77
Disappointing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoyed the original series written by Rick Riordan and want to see it come to life on stage.

Don't see it if you prefer more polished shows without kid-friendly humor.

88
Fluffy, Quirky, Fun

See it if You love the book series and Greek mythology.

Don't see it if You don't like campy shows without big budgets.

30
Disappointing

See it if You really really loved the book, you're under the age 13 and you don't want to see a traditional musical

Don't see it if You want to hear good songs, don't want to watch 30 year olds act like 13 year olds or have any sort of expectations what so ever

95
Funny, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You loved the books but hated the movie. You love creative staging and prop use. You want an uplifting, joyful story.

Don't see it if You don't like fun. Or you don't like a summer camp play feel to the stage.

63
Insipid, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You are accompanied by a child or grandchild who has read and loves the Percy Jackson books. The audience will be full of screaming children

Don't see it if Show is a (bad)school production. Scenery is cardboard,toilet paper,etc. Assumes that children are unsophisticated theatergoers.

86
Ambitious, Must see, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoyed the books and want a redemption from the movie.

Don't see it if You don’t like Greek stuff or didn’t like the soundtrack.

80
Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You’re a fan of the book series, have kids, or are a kid.

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of the series.

51
Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy teen musicals or the Percy Jackson books.

Don't see it if You hate generic pop tunes.

Also The Lightning Thief musical is somehow really bland. I was a huge nerd... Read more Read less

73
Quirky, Insipid, Entertaining, Dizzying, Clever

See it if You liked Be More Chill and have young kids

Don't see it if You are expecting high quality broadway

92
Electric!, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You like shows like “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Harry Potter” and enjoy an adventurous trip into the lives of three outerwordly young friends.

Don't see it if You lack a sense of humor, a sense of wonder—or both.

Also Creative, original piece adapted from appealing and well-known source ... Read more Read less

92
Epic, Ambitious, Quirky, Funny, Delightful

See it if You love the book and want a true to the story version of Percy Jackson! Chris McCarrell! It's so weird at times, it's great.

Don't see it if You don't the book or laughing or if you're an old white man who can't see how Broadway is evolving

74
Great singing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You are entertained easily.

Don't see it if You want something to be exactly as the books/movies.

86
Fine, Okay dancing, Not so great singing, Great acting, Great adaption

See it if You love Rick Riordan's books.

Don't see it if You expect it to follow along exactly to Rick Riordan's books.

69
Dated, Confusing, Slow, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You are a true fan of the Percy Jackson books, you love great singing

Don't see it if You’re not familiar with the Percy Jackson books. You don’t like very loud singing that drowns out the lyrics. You don’t like just one set.

20
Boring, Slow, Overrated

See it if You have kids the ages of 6-10

Don't see it if You're a grown adult going alone. This show is BORING

100
Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy the Rick Riordan books, or love youthful energy, mythology.

Don't see it if Teenagers annoy you. Or if you dislike Rock Musicals.

86
Funny, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You love the Greek gods, love fun dancing and singing, enjoy teenage drama

Don't see it if If you want an exact match to the book or have a problem with teenage drama issues

100
Great singing, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love the book and have been dying for a faithful adaptation. This is the Percy Jackson we know and love brought to life, half-bloods!

Don't see it if you aren't willing to suspend your disbelief a bit and just have fun. This isn't exactly "serious theatre."

64
Profound, Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like the score. Great singing great acting! Danced in my seat.

Don't see it if You don’t like campy things or young adult novels

75
Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You read the books and like them or have kids who did, if you like greek mythology, or if you like pop rock music. Sober staging, minimalist

Don't see it if You like great and impressive staging, don’t like fantasy stories or prefer musical with a deeper, more profound topic.

75
Great staging, Family-friendly, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if The cast is very small and looks like they had a low budget but they made a great show out of what they had. It was very funny

Don't see it if Don't see if you don’t wanna watch a low budget show.

85
Delightful, Funny, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if they might b familar with the book and movieandwant to see another adaptation

Don't see it if if your looking for elaborate sets u would b diapppointed


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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