Theater and Percy Jackson fans alike got exciting news today with the announcement that Concord Theatricals has acquired worldwide stage licensing rights to The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical making the production available to professional and amateur theaters worldwide.
We're delighted to announce exclusive worldwide stage licensing rights to Joe Tracz & @rrokicks' @LTMusical! The original musical adaption of @rickriordan's novel is now available globally to professional and amateur theatres.https://t.co/BMrn80s6Tk
— Concord Theatricals (@ConcordShows) January 26, 2021
The musical, created by Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki, is based on Rick Riordan’s bestselling 2005 novel The Lightning Thief. If you’re somehow not familiar with Riordan’s work, The Lightning Thief was the first in a series of over 15 interrelated novels about the demigod children of the Greek and Roman gods. This first story introduces the audience to the world of demigods, as Percy, son of Poseidon, discovers who he is and what that means for the rest of his life.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical takes the story and brings it to life on stage. Tracz’s book and Rokicki’s lyrics make this adaptation spectacular. While the show initially ran Off-Broadway, it also did a limited Broadway run in fall 2019 as well as a 32-city tour of the United States. The 2020 shut down of Broadway due to the pandemic put a damper on all future production plans for the show and many fans’ ability to enjoy the show for themselves. However, Concord Theatricals’ acquisition of the licensing rights means that more fans will have the chance to either see or put on the show themselves.