Come to the circus this Spring! A musical adaptation of Sar Gruen’s best-selling novel is making its Broadway, and you can’t miss it. The 2006 novel was first adapted into film in 2011 starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. This time, it’s coming to you in Broadway style!
Water For Elephants – A New Musical will run at the Imperial Theatre in New York City starting on the 24th of February. This brand-new musical is a unique take on the New York Times bestseller, and it’s going to give you a fantastic theatre experience. Whether you’re a seasoned theatergoer or a fan of the book, coming to the show will not disappoint. Tickets to Water For Elephants’s Broadway premiere at the Imperial Theatre are on sale right here. Select the date and click ‘GET TICKETS’ to save your seats at the show. Be quick before they sell out!
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“Still, with all the spectacle!” – ArtsATL
“you’ll enjoy running away to the circus as much as I have. BRAVO Alliance!!” – Speak Eysie
In the creative hands of Tony Award® nominee Jessica Stone (you might know her from “Kimberly Akimbo”), this production is set to dazzle. The book, masterfully crafted by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys” and “Peter and the Starcatcher”), draws its inspiration from Sara Gruen’s beloved novel. And let’s not forget the incredible score, courtesy of the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co.
Together, this dream team combines their talents to bring you WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, a fresh and heartwarming musical experience. It’s a fusion of innovative stagecraft and top-tier Broadway talent, resulting in a profoundly moving show that beckons us to embrace the unknown. This is where artistry meets authenticity.
“WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is a story about fragility, resilience and love; all set amidst a depression era traveling circus,” said Director Jessica Stone. “What excites me most about the production is the opportunity to, quite literally, get it off the page and into the air. We have gathered an incredible group of storytellers, from circus artists to puppeteers, to do just that.”
“plenty of terrific musical numbers and many of the individual cast members have an opportunity to sing and perform and show the pipes they have on them!” – NewsBreak
“an up-tempo, family-friendly show” – ArtsATL
In WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, a powerhouse team of creative talents joins forces to craft an extraordinary musical experience. Shana Carroll, renowned for her circus design expertise as seen in “Cirque du Soleil Paramour,” collaborates with choreographer Jesse Robb, acclaimed for his work in “Miss Saigon,” and scenic designer Takeshi Kata, known for his contributions to “Clyde’s.” The production also boasts the artistic contributions of costume designer David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by Tony Award winner Bradley King (noted for his work in “Flying Over Sunset,” “Hadestown,” and “Fat Ham”), and sound design by Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (recognized for her excellence in “A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical” and “Hadestown”). The team further includes David Bengali, responsible for captivating projections in productions like “1776” and “Beetlejuice,” puppetry design by Camille Labarre (known for her work in “Into the Woods”), rigging design by Danny Zen, music supervision and arrangements by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Benedict Braxton-Smith (whose impressive portfolio includes “Some Like It Hot,” “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” and “The Prom”), music direction by Matt Hinkley (“Bandstand”), orchestrations by Daryl Waters (“Memphis”), associate direction by Ryan Emmons (“Kimberly Akimbo”), and production stage management by Timothy R. Semon (“Company”), all in collaboration with Tara Rubin Casting.
“brings more circus to stage” – ArtsATL
WATER FOR ELEPHANTS follows the beloved premise of the New York Times bestseller by Sara Gruen. When a young man faces the loss of everything dear to him, he takes a leap of faith, boarding a moving train with uncertainty about his destination. As fate would have it, his journey leads him to an unexpected and heartwarming encounter with a captivating troupe of traveling circus performers. Amidst the vibrant world of the circus, he discovers not only a new sense of belonging but also a life filled with extraordinary experiences and unexpected love that surpasses even his wildest dreams. This transformative adventure, viewed through the lens of his older self, serves as a poignant testament to the idea that, no matter the age, life can offer a fresh start when you dare to embrace the journey.
For this all-new musical adaptation, the show features a talented set of actors who will take the stage. The cast includes Stan Brown as Camel, Joe De Paul as Walter, Bryan Fenkart as August, Sara Gettelfinger as Barbara, Tony nominee Harry Groener as Mr. Jankowski, Isabelle McCalla as Marlena, Wade McCollum as Wade, and Ryan Vasquez as Jacob.
“WATER FOR ELEPHANTS comes to vivid life on Broadway in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical.”
“the very best of Broadway talent in an authentic and deeply moving new musical”
Some of the fantastic songs featured in the musical are “The Lion Has Got No Teeth,” “Just Our Luck” and “Squeaky Wheel.” Prepare to witness all of these live when it comes to Broadway this Spring.
The musical will feature death-defying stunts that will have you clinging to your seats. The show will indeed show you what luck, illusion, and fantasy truly mean. If you’re a fan of the book, the film adaptation, or circus shows like Cirque du Soleil, you will surely have an unforgettable time at WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. When the show makes its Broadway premiere, you must be sure to catch it live. Be one of the lucky people first to witness the marvelous musical at the beloved Imperial Theatre in New York! The show will open on the 24th of February, and will run for a limited period of time. If you want to see it, you must be sure to secure your tickets while it’s early! As all Broadway shows, the best seats tend to sell out fast. So, be quick and click ‘GET TICKETS’! Don’t miss out on your chance to have the best time at WATER FOR ELEPHANTS.