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Thank you to all who made the benefit concert such a sucess!

The Lightning Thief will be back for Free Summer Theatre 2014!

The Lightning Thief is adapted from the first book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.

A benefit concert version of the musical to benefit the 26th season of Free Summer Theatre.

April 21, 2014 7:00 p.m.

The Lucille Lortel Theater

121 Christopher Street , New York, NY

Directed by Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Sam Pinkleton, the evening will feature the talents of Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk winner Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit, "House of Cards"), Teal Wicks (Jekyll and Hyde, Wicked),Stephen DeRosa (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing), Matthew Schechter (Act One), Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tony nominee Terrence Mann, Kate Flannery, two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise, Tony nominee Richard Kind, Tony nominee John Tartaglia and Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis with Parker Drown, Abe Goldfarb, Eric Meyers, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Kristin Stokes and Jordan Stanley. (Subject to change.)

$50 per child (12 years and under)
$100 per adult
$275 per family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children under 12 years)

For tickets please contact development@twusa.org or 212.647.1100 x126.

Funds raised from this benefit concert will provide 15,000 underserved youth in New York City the opportunity to see Free Summer Theatre.

This benefit concert is made possible due to the generosity of many individuals, including our artists, board, and The Lucille Lortel Foundation. A very special thank you to Twentieth Century Fox for helping to make this preview concert possible.


Let Theatreworks take you into a world with gods, monsters, and heroes! The Lightning Thief is a new musical adapted from the book, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. With the rights provided by Twentieth Century Fox, and through a special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Theatreworks is excited to present a preview of this new production with book by Joe Tracz and music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, choreographed by Sam Pinkleton and directed by Stephen Brackett. The Lightning Thief features Percy Jackson, the 12-year-old son of Poseidon, who gets pulled into an unfamiliar, mythological world full of treacherous encounters and challenges thrust upon him by the Greek Gods. Percy struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, coming to terms with a father he has never known, and solving the mystery of Zeus' stolen lightning bolt.

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