Get a sneak peek of the score to Broadway's upcoming Water for Elephants musical with a new music video from songwriters PigPen Theatre Co. (The Tale of Despereaux). See and hear the group perform "Anywhere" from their score above.
The show is set to begin performances February 24, 2024, at the Imperial Theatre with an opening night March 21. Based on the novel by Sara Gruen, the show features a book by Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). Tony Award-nominated Kimberly Akimbo director Jessica Stone is at the helm.
The musical played a world premiere run at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre earlier this year, with Isabelle McCalla (currently leading Shucked on Broadway), Ryan Vasquez, and Bryan Fenkhart starring—read the reviews here. Casting for the Broadway run, being handled by Tara Rubin Casting, has not yet been revealed.
The work follows a man who runs away from his life only to find himself with a traveling circus. This stage musical follows a 2011 film adaptation of the novel starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz.
The high-flying production will include circus design by Shana Carroll, who's also co-choreographing with Jesse Robb. Also on the creative team are scenic designer Takeshi Kata, costume designer David Israel Reynoso, lighting designer Bradley King, sound designer Walter Trarbach, projection designer David Bengali, hair and makeup designer Campbell Young Associates, puppet designer Camille Labarre, music supervisor and arranger Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Benedict Braxton-Smith, and orchestrator Daryl Waters. Timothy R. Semon will be production stage manager. All but Trarbach are continuing with the production after working on the Atlanta world premiere.