WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Will Come to Broadway This Spring
Make way, make way! The new musical Water for Elephants is headed to Broadway this Spring at the Imperial Theatre. The show is set to begin previews on Saturday, February 24, 2024, and with an opening night scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2024.
Water for Elephants has a book by three-time Tony Award nominee Rick Elice, a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., is based on the critically acclaimed novel by Sara Gruen and is directed by Tony Award nominee Jessica Stone. Water for Elephants unites innovative stagecraft with the very best of Broadway talent in an authentic and deeply moving new musical that invites us all to give ourselves to the unknown. Broadway casting to be announced soon.
“What excites me most about Water for Elephants is working with our enormous design and creative team, an incredible group of artists from different avenues of storytelling. From Broadway veterans to puppeteers to circus artists- we have an eclectic collection of internationally acclaimed and innovative creators,” said director Jessica Stone. “What’s amazing about the culture of the circus is that you’re dependent upon one another to do a trick safely, so as a team we really all must lean on one another. If we do our jobs well and connect with our audience we will, quite literally, get the story off the page and into the air.”
After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life—and love—beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age.
Water for Elephants features circus design by Shana Carroll, choreography by Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll, scenic design by Drama Desk Award winner Takeshi Kata, costume design by David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King, sound design by Tony Award nominee Walter Trarbach, projections by David Bengali, hair & makeup design by Campbell Young Associates, puppetry design by Camille Labarre, music supervision and arrangements by Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Benedict Braxton-Smith, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Daryl Waters, production stage management by Timothy R. Semon, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting.
Water for Elephants had its world premiere in Atlanta on The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre earlier this summer.
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