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THE LIGHTNING THIEF - Original Cast Recording on CD!

Off-Broadway's hit show, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has announced the much-anticipated original cast recording is now available for pre-order at will be released at all major music retailers on Friday, July 7, 2017. Premium pre-sale order package will also be available and will come with an official The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical Off-Broadway t-shirt. The cast-recording is being produced by Michael Croiter and Rob Rokicki, Executive Produced by Grammy Award winner Van Dean and released by Broadway Records.

Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Normal is a myth when you're a demigod. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world.

The show has been hailed by audiences, fans and critics alike who have said "'Percy Jackson Musical' Hits Sweet Spot Off-Broadway" Wall Street Journal, "Delivers a lot more fun and proves far more enjoyable than the big-budget movie. A tuneful, pop-rock score, that's just as funny for adults as children." The Hollywood Reporter; "Worthy of the gods." Time Out NY; "Electrifying, the music was outstanding. We recommend you see it" Newsday; "Funny, Clever, highly entertaining!" Huffington Post; "Mesmerizing. Will captivate young and old." Theatermania; "A perfect musical adaptation" StageBuddy; "An instant hit with fans. It will be loved by fans for years to come." OdysseyOnline; "Funny, Clever, highly entertaining!" Huffington Post; "A gift from the gods. It's pretty much every fan's dream come true. The Lightning Thief perfectly captures everything we loved about the book. Great music, great acting, and a great story combine to make it one of the best nights of theatre we've seen. So, we unequivocally recommend you go on a killer quest to see this musical" Hypable.
The cast recording will feature the original Off-Broadway cast including Chris McCarrell (Les Misérables) as Percy Jackson, Carrie Compere (Broadway: The Color Purple, Holler If Ya Hear Me) as Sally, Sarah Beth Pfeifer (Nat'l tour: Legally Blonde: The Musical) and Clarisse, Jonathan Raviv (The Band's Visit) as Brunner, James Hayden Rodriguez (National Tour: Spring Awakening) as Luke, George Salazar (Broadway: Godspell. Nat'l tour: Spring Awakening) as Grover, and Kristin Stokes (NY: Fly by Night, Regional: Diary of a Wimpy Kid) as Annabeth.
The Lightning Thief Musical began performances on March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and opened on Tuesday, April 4 and will run through May 6, 2017. The creative team includes book writer Joe Tracz (Netflix "Series of Unfortunate Events"), composer/ lyricist Rob Rokicki (Strange Tails), director Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar), choreographer Patrick McCollum (The Band's Visit) musical director Wiley DeWeese (The Wildness), orchestrators Wiley DeWeese and Rob Rokicki and fight director Rod Kinter (More Than All the World). It is being presented by Theatreworks NYC (Ken Arthur, Producing Director, Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director) in arrangement with Rick Riordan and the Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.

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