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New York, NY (January 26, 2021) – Concord Theatricals is delighted to announce that it has secured exclusive worldwide stage licensing rights to Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki’s electrifying Broadway sensation The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. The original musical adaption of Rick Riordan’s New York Times bestselling novel is now available globally to professional and amateur theaters. For more information visit concordsho.ws/performlightningthief

“I’ve heard from so many fans asking when The Lightning Thief would be available for licensing, and after Concord’s incredible success licensing Be More Chill, I’m thrilled to partner with them again to bring Percy Jackson’s epic story to theaters and audiences around the world,” said Tracz.

“I’m thrilled that Concord Theatricals will be licensing our show. It’s an incredible platform, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to share this story, that we love so much, with people around the world,” added Rokicki.

“We’re delighted to continue to represent Joe (Be More Chill), Rob (Monstersongs, Punk Rock Girl), and TheaterWorksUSA with this imaginative musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s modern classic,” said Sean Patrick Flahaven, Chief Theatricals Executive for Concord. “This show has delighted audiences on and off Broadway and across North America, and we’re looking forward to helping demigods create their own camps around the world.”

Produced on Broadway by TheaterWorksUSA and Martian Entertainment, The Lightning Thief played a strictly limited holiday engagement at the Longacre Theatre in fall 2019. This followed the successful conclusion of a 32-city North American First National Tour, where it was celebrated by audiences and critics alike. The show was originally commissioned, developed and produced off-Broadway by TheaterWorksUSA.

With a book by Joe Tracz and original music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, The Lightning Thief follows Percy Jackson. As a son of Poseidon, he has newly discovered powers he cannot 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, The Lightning Thief is an action-packed theatrical adventure about accepting that normal is a myth and embracing the superpowers inside all of us.

The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, was published in 2005 to the delight of Rick’s two young sons who first heard the adventures of Percy Jackson in the form of bedtime stories. This novel for young readers was an overnight success, inspiring not only four more Percy Jackson books, but a second and third series of five books each, which have sold more than 175 million copies worldwide in 42 languages to date. As of January 10, the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series has been on the New York Times Bestsellers list for 557 weeks.

Described as a “thoroughly endearing family-friendly musical” (Charles Isherwood, Broadway News) with “one foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen” (Chicago Tribune) this “winning adaptation” (Hollywood Reporter) of Rick Riordan’s bestselling Disney-Hyperion novel is “compelling for fans and new audiences alike!” (Theatermania).


CONCORD THEATRICALS is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Kander & Ebb, Ken Ludwig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder, and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production. www.concordtheatricals.com

JOE TRACZ is a writer whose work has been seen on Broadway in Be More Chill (with Joe Iconis) and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (with Rob Rokicki; Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Book). Other credits include the musical Poster Boy (with Craig Carnelia, Williamstown Theatre Festival). TV: Netflix’s “Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events” (Peabody Award recipient; Emmy, Humanitas Prize, and WGA Award nominee) and “Dash & Lily,” which premiered on Netflix in 2020. Joe is an alumnus of the Ars Nova Play Group and a former Playwrights Realm writing fellow. He has an BA from Kalamazoo College and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

ROB ROKICKI is composer and lyricist whose work has been recognized worldwide and nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. Recently signed with Kobalt music, Rokicki is best known for his music and lyrics in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, for Theatreworks USA (book by Joe Tracz). The adaptation played Off-Broadway in 2017 and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical before launching a national tour across North America 2018-2019. Punk Rock Girl, a musical he orchestrated and co-arranged with collaborator and friend Joe Iconis is set to premiere at the Argyle Theater in New York in 2021. His graphic novel musical Monstersongs premiered this past October in Japan and will be soon available to license from Concord Theatricals. The show received a World Premiere Recording from Broadway Records, was part of the prestigious NAMT Festival in 2018, and is being developed as a virtual reality video game. His immersive musical about escaping a cult, Experience Marianas, was developed at Cap21/Molloy College and was recently a semi-finalist for the O’Neill National Musical Theatre Conference. He wrote the music and lyrics for Uni The Unicorn commissioned by Bay Area Children’s Theater. He is one of five writing teams involved with a new streaming musical by book writers Jodi Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald. He is currently working with writer Anna K. Jacobs for a new movie musical for the University of Nebraska. Other projects: Love, NY (with Mike Ruby) winner of the American Harmony Award and presented at New World Stages, Curtain Call, and Oklahoma University; The Greatest Ten-Minute Musical, Ever! (with Timothy Allen McDonald) commissioned by the Kennedy Center; 11:11 (selected for The Pitch and LiveRead at USC); 20 To Life (American University); Strange Tails (West Village MT Festival winner; NAMT grant recipient Ars Nova’s ANT fest); Martha & Me (NY Fringe); Samson’s Fire (The Cell Theater). He has scored two films: Gingerbread House (New York Film Academy) and Dividends (New York Shorts International Film Festival).

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