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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
Quirky, Confusing, Edgy, Clever

See it if You’ve read the book

Don't see it if You want to see broadway magic, this is quite innovative theatre/design

95
Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy a good adventure and mythology

Don't see it if You are looking for a more serious musical and a bigger cast

75
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like the Percy Jackson book series.

Don't see it if You have no idea who Percy Jackson is.

78
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You or your child is a fan of the book series

Don't see it if You saw the off broadway version... on broadway was the same interpretation but still fun

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if If you have a great sense of humor, an active imagination and are a true fan of theatre in its purest form. If you want to leave smiling.

Don't see it if I wouldn’t tell anyone to not see it. If you have a bias against shows about teens I guess.

85
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you wanted a Percy Jackson remake that was better than the movies, or if you enjoy Greek mythology.

Don't see it if you dislike complex exposition. If you are familiar with the book, this won't be a problem, but it may be an issue if you are not.

95
Enchanting, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if I went to see it during the national tour at the Hanover Theatre in Massachusetts

Don't see it if you think it will be this big spectacular broadway show. This is a story driven show that has heart, it pays homage to the book.

Also This is the perfect stage adaptation of this book. This show could nev... Read more Read less

70
Fluffy, Quirky, Indulgent, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you (or a child) read the books and enjoyed the story. It stays true to the plot of the books, but takes on a goofy perspective.

Don't see it if you are a purist. The show takes some liberties with how they depict the story. Also, be aware that it is "campy". Fun but not high end.

80
Great singing, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the Percy Jackson books, don't mind some weird scene and can just enjoy good talent regardless of the story

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional type show

42
Indulgent, Quirky, Cliched, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you have young kids that are into the franchise

Don't see it if you actually want to see a good play

70
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Clever, Cute

See it if you have kids who are fans of the novel

Don't see it if you are looking for a show to entertain both the kids and adults in your family

83
Must see, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the books and the films.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy loud music.

91
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like stories about the Olympic gods and Greek mythology. The whole cast is very talented and perform great!

Don't see it if you don’t like Greek mythology.

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Overrated

See it if It's a cute story for kids, but the books are probably better.

Don't see it if It's cliched and not very sophisticated.

100
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You have the best taste in musicals ever and you are looking for funny and moving musicals.

Don't see it if If you don’t like fun

85
Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you want a fun, feel good show with refreshingly strong female characters and clever effects— or if you love percy jackson!

Don't see it if you want something deep and heartfelt. This show is supposed to be fun and cute, not a thought-provoking masterpiece

100
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you liked the books growing up.

Don't see it if you don't like Greek mythology.

48
Entertaining, Ambitious, Cliched, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if you are a parent of a child interested in the greek gods.

Don't see it if you are an adult without a child. you will not enjoy this. it is not directing towards you and this will be apparent within minutes.

Also The Lightning Thief is simply another musical trying to board the band... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if If you are or have a teen that is differently able. Not in a cliche. Not a jock or a cheerleader. Just see it

Don't see it if You are intolerant

10
Slow, Confusing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if If you are a kid and have an imagination because there was absolutely no reason for a broadway lover to be put through this terrible show

Don't see it if If you love broadway and quality. Don’t waste your time. It was like a middle school production.

20
Great singing, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of puppetry, the series itself and have a free night where you’re looking to see some theatre for cheap.

Don't see it if You are expecting a broadway quality musical with thought-provoking material that is up to par with other commercial broadway titles.

Also From the start of the show I was very confused with the plot because i... Read more Read less

45
Fall short of expectations, Cheap stage magic, Great acting, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you are a hardcore fan of the Percy Jackson series. The music, acting and casting are great, but the stage magic is very much disappointing.

Don't see it if you are expecting awesome stage magic that the story calls for, because all the "magic" and effects that are cheap and cringe-worthy.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Funny, Clever

See it if You would love this if you love raw talent and dedication of theater! 7 cast members and you wouldn't know it! Fantastic!

Don't see it if You hate creativity

89
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like Percy, you like greek mythology, you enjoy good songs. The dialogues are funny and the songs very entertaining!

Don't see it if you don’t like musicals. it’s a good musical!

100
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if this show is great! It’s especially amazing if you have been a fan of the books. The songs are catchy and the scenes are very well acted!

Don't see it if The only thing bad I can say about this production is I think intermission needs to be longer. Also, it has imaginative sets so be ready.

Also This show is amazing! You can tell the actors really care about the ch... 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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