On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m., stage and screen luminaries Chuck Cooper, Charlotte d’Amboise, Kate Flannery, Judy Kuhn, Terrence Mann, John Tartaglia and many more will join together at Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) for a one-night-only benefit concert production of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF.
Presented by Theatreworks USA, the benefit performance will support the company’s annual Free Summer Theatre Program, which provides FREE live theatre to more than 15,000 kids in New York City each summer.
The evening will feature an all-star ensemble of Broadway, television and film notables, including Bryan Batt (“Mad Men,” 12 Years a Slave), Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life, Caroline or Change), Tony nominee Terrence Mann (Pippin, The Addams Family), Kate Flannery (“The Office”), two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise (Pippin, A Chorus Line), Tony nominee Richard Kind (The Big Knife), Tony nominee John Tartaglia(Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical), three-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (Les Miserables, Chess, She Loves Me) and Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll and Hyde, Rock of Ages).
The concert will also include performances by Parker Drown, Abe Goldfarb, Eric Meyers, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Kristin Stokes and Jordan Stanley (performers are subject to change).
Based on the first book in the best-selling Percy Jackson and The Olympians series byRick Rorian, THE LIGHTNING THIEF is the story of Percy, a 12-year-old boy who journeys into a world of mythological monsters and Greek Gods as he struggles with dyslexia and ADHD, and coming to terms with a father he has never known, while solving the mystery of Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt.
Directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer and Cellar) and choreographed by Sam Pinkleton (Machinal; Natasha, Pierre and the Comet of 1812), THE LIGHTNING THIEFfeatures a book by Joe Tracz with music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki.
Tickets for the benefit concert are $100 for adults and $50 for children 12 years of age and younger. A family package for two adults and two children is available for $275.