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Contact: Matt Polk / Wayne Wolfe / Lilly Claar / Nina Chae-Gordon


Book by Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.

Based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen

Directed by Jessica Stone


Now playing on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (249 W 45th St)


“Many wonders await audiences at the Imperial Theater.” - The New York Times 


The critically acclaimed bestselling novel comes to “thrilling, dazzling” life (Time Out New York) in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical with "one of the more remarkable ensembles ever seen on Broadway” (New York Daily News)! Hailed as a Critic’s Pick, The New York Times calls it “stunning, emotional and gorgeously imaginative.” 


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. 


Tony Award-nominated director Jessica Stone’s “huge, heart-filling" production (The New York Times) features a book by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice adapted from Sara Gruen’s novel, and a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co.   


So, step right up to the “spellbinding entertainment” (Variety) at WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, “the best new musical on Broadway” (Theatermania). 

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