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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical National Tour Will Launch In Chicago January 2019

The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical, an 'electrifying' Newsday musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will launch its national tour in Chicago in January 2019 before heading across the country, with engagements announced in Seattle, Detroit, Charlotte, San Antonio and more. Additional tour cities and casting will be announced at a later date.
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Off-Broadway's The Lightning Thief to Get Godly in the Recording Studio

Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world. And now it's set torock your earbuds The Off-Broadway show, currently playing through May 6, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street, just announced it will be heading to the studio with Broadway Records for an Original Cast Recording.
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‘Percy Jackson’ Musical, by ‘Unfortunate Events’ Writer, Expands for Return Run

Joe Tracz is having a pretty good week. The first season of “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the Lemony Snicket TV adaptation on which he served as a story editor, bows Friday on Netflix — and then on Monday, rehearsals start for a new Off Broadway production of his musical adaptation of Percy Jackson tale “The Lightning Thief,” newly expanded from its one-hour origins to a full-length, two-act evening.

That makes two back-to-back adaptations of Ya sensations: “Unfortunate Events,” novelist Snicket’s hit series about the unlucky Baudelaire kiddies, and “Lightning Thief,” the first novel in Rick Riordan’s megaselling “Percy Jackson and the Olympians,” about a teen who discovers he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon. Both are also series that have received previous screen adaptations — “Unfortunate Events” in 2004 and “Lightning Thief” in 2010 — that never caught fire in the way the books did.

“They’re both properties that had movie adaptations that didn’t capture
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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

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Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion.
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The Most Successful Ya Novel Movie Adaptations, Ranked

  • PEOPLE.com
Even if you're not a big reader of young adult fiction, you may have seen the advertisements for the new Chloë Grace Moretz movie The 5th Wave and suspected that it looks like the kind of movie that was adapted from a Ya franchise. All the elements are there: a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a winsome female protagonist who stands up to become the world's champion, an imperiled younger sibling and the winning combination of light science fiction and teenaged angst. The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of books by Rick Yancey about a group of underage rebels fighting off an alien invasion.
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4 Audition Opportunities That Could Change Your Life

A medical training video series, a musical about a lightning thief, a fin-tastic Web series, and a glasses commercial belong on your radar going into the weekend. Medical Training VIDEOSHow does making up to $1,100 sound? Jan Pointer Production Company is looking for a total of 16 actors to play various patients for a series of interactive training videos. They’re seeking submissions from Los Angeles, New York City, Austin, and Chicago. (And if you don’t know about the medical acting market, check out this article!) “The Lightning Thief”Rick Riordan’s hit young adult book series has been adapted into a musical by Rob Rokicki and Joe Tracz. This second touring company, led by Theatreworks/USA, will tour from January to June of next year. Triple threats, take note! “Fintastic Adventures”Two California-based youngins are needed for an educational Web series “directed to ages 7 to 13 that promotes fish, aquarium products,
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Tweeks: Maddy’s Spoiler-free Review of Magnus Chase & The Gods of Asgard

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This week we review Rick Riordan’s latest book, Magnus Chase & The Gods of Asgard.

Wait, who are we kidding…this is Maddy and this is my review. Anya hasn’t even finished the first Percy Jackson book yet (but if you would like to talk about BuzzFeed & Scream Queens, she’s your girl).

The first book in the Magnus Chase series has Mr. Riordan taking on Norse Mythology as we follow a 16 year old homeless Boston boy on an adventure after finding out his dad is the god Frey. This is a spoiler-free review, so instead of spilling the plot details, I compare this Loki to Tom Hiddleston’s version in the McU and I tell you about what this Thor likes to binge watch.
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Talking In Circles: Episode 62 – March Badness 2: The Revenge

Talking in Circles is a pop culture talk show/podcast where hosts Dan, Greg, and Chuck wax poetic about comic books, movies, television shows, and pretty much anything else in geek culture. Come for the witty banter stay for the exciting games, hilarious skits, and “crazy but true” news stories.

This week we bring you the finals of the 2015 Talking in Circles March Badness Bracket. Yes, that’s right in this episode we determine who is truly the biggest badass for this year, and if you thought last episode was full of random fun…you ain’t see nothing yet. Let’s just say we truly make some history on this week’s show. It’s not all badass talk as Chuck review’s Liam Liam Neeson’s new movie Run All Night and Greg takes a look at a new book from Rick Riordan. Before the show ends we
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Tweeks: Rick Riordan’s ‘Blood of Olympus’ Costume Ideas & Review

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As we approach Halloween, The Tweeks have a feeling some of you still haven’t planned out your costume. Never fear! This week we offer up a variety of easy, quick, simple Percy Jackson themed costumes you can probably find in your closet! We also model our Hunters of Artemis costumes, explain Amazons, and Maddy reviews Rick Riordan’s Blood of Olympus, the last book in the Heroes of Olympus series.

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15 Young Adult Novels Turned Into Movies

The Maze Runner will finally hit theaters this Friday, September 19th.

Published in October 2009 and based upon the first book in a bestselling series by James Dashner, the novel became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. Fans have described it as a combination of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and the legendary television series Lost.

Books to film – especially young adult adaptations – are big bucks at the box office. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga franchises have collectively grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.

Over the weekend, Variety reported:

The 20th Century Fox release racked up a strong $8.3 million across five markets last weekend, with debuts that compared favorably to another young adult hit, “Divergent.” “The Maze Runner” is
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Book Review – Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

Villordsutch reviews Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods…

Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider’s view with plenty of ‘tude in this illustrated collection.

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods rather unexpectedly dropped through my door, I’d never requested to review it as I had never read a Percy Jackson book. Don’t get me wrong I’m not anti-Percy and pro-Harry,
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How Rick Riordan's 'The Lightning Thief' became a stage musical

How Rick Riordan's 'The Lightning Thief' became a stage musical
In The Lightning Thief, the first of five books in Rick Riordan’s bestselling Percy Jackson & the Olympians, a modern teen named Percy learns he’s a demigod, battles Medusa, and gets framed by Hades. Now, he’s coming to the stage in a one-hour musical aimed at young audiences, and the show will hit the road on a nationwide tour in September following a stint in New York City this summer.

At first, Riordan’s book might seem like an unlikely choice for a stage-musical adaptation. Percy’s sarcastic, wry sense of humor, for example, may not work well with the big,
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Percy Jackson 3 Could Still Happen, Says Logan Lerman

If you just look at the stunning success of dystopian Ya adaptation Divergent, which raked in $56 million over the course of its opening weekend, you might start to believe that bringing beloved books to the big screen is a no-brainer. However, widening the scope a little shows that scoring hits with Ya adaptations is a decidedly tricky business. In the past twelve months alone, we’ve seen The Host, Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Ender’s Game and Vampire Academy all flop spectacularly. And while Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Fox’s second attempt to spin Rick Riordan’s bestselling adventure series into box office gold, wasn’t an outright failure, its returns have been less than impressive as well.

So, it wasn’t that surprising when, a few days ago, star Logan Lerman reportedly told MTV that Percy Jackson 3 is “not happening.” However, Lerman proceeded to
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'Percy Jackson 3' not happening: Logan Lerman

'Percy Jackson 3' not happening: Logan Lerman
Los Angeles, April 1: "Percy Jackson" star Logan Lerman says that the fantasy film franchise has come to an end.

The 22-year-old actor shot to fame as the title character in 2010's "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief", but the box office performance of the film, based on author Rick Riordan's book series of the same name, didn't live to its makers' expectation, reports contactmusic.com.

Together with the 2013 follow-up, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters", the two films raked in more than $420 million globally, but it seems that it was not enough for studio executives to warrant a third film.

"It's.
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Is Percy Jackson 3 happening? Logan Lerman says no

Is Percy Jackson 3 happening? Logan Lerman says no
Logan Lerman has said that a third Percy Jackson movie is "not happening".

The Noah star took on the title role in 2010's fantasy film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and last year's sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

However, the actor claimed that a film based on the third novel in series Percy Jackson: The Titan's Curse will not be moving forward.

"It's been a great experience for me," Lerman told MTV. "It's opened up a lot of doors for me, but I don't think it's happening."

The Percy Jackson movies - based on Rick Riordan's novels - earned more than $420 million at the worldwide box office.

Watch Lerman speak to Digital Spy about Sea of Monsters and new movie Noah below:
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Logan Lerman Confirms ‘Percy Jackson 3′ Is Not Happening

“It’s not happening” are the pretty definitive words Logan Lerman uses to answer a question about whether we might see a third installment of his “Percy Jackson” series. MTV asked and Lerman answered and… is anybody really surprised, though? The first two films, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” based on the first two books in Rick Riordan’s bestselling Ya novel series, didn’t exactly light the box office on fire and suffered pretty greatly by diverging greatly from their source material. While third book “The Titan’s Curse” is among the very best [...]

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'Doctor Who,' 'Orange is The New Black,' 'Supernatural': Last-minute Halloween costume ideas for TV fans

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While Halloween may be just one day away, don't fret if you haven't put together the perfect fandom costume yet. Our list of last-minute, fandom-themed, cheap Halloween costume ideas have got you covered! 

Whether you're throwing a fandom-themed Halloween party or just looking to come up with the best costume possible, we've got some great, cheap Halloween costume ideas for you. The best part about these costumes is not only that they're homemade, but also that they won't cost you an arm and a leg to put together. 

Yes, movie and TV character costumes from large sellers like Party City and Spirit Halloween look pretty awesome. But who has $50-$60 to spend on an outfit that they will wear only a few times and that may not even fit correctly? Plus, looks aren't everything. The best costumes are always the most creative. You can't be creative with a costume if
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Blu-ray, 3D, DVD: Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters

Digital HD Release Date: Dec. 3, 2013, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 17, 2013

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $49.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The second movie adaptation of Rick Riordan‘s best-selling fantasy novels, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters finds the group of mythically challenged teens on a new adventure.

Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars again as the titular Percy, son of Greek god Poseidon. When their beloved Camp Half-Blood starts to die, Percy and his friends, including satyr Grover (Brandon T. Jackson, Get a Job), must go on a journey to find the famed Golden Fleece to save the day. The problem is, they have to go through the sea of monsters, battle terrifying creatures and get past an army of zombies.

Alexandra Daddario (Hall Pass), Stanley Tucci (Margin Call) and Nathan Fillion (Much Ado About Nothing) also are in the PG movie, which
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Review

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Review
Film: "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"; Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven Rambin, Brandon T. Jackson and Jake Abel; Director: Thor Freudenthal; Rating: **1/2 - light and engaging.

Set in Greek mythology, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" is the second film adapted from Rick Riordan's book series "Percy Jackson and the Olympian". It is a light adventure film with degrees of magic, mystery, romance and comedy.

The film begins with a foreword stating that the Greek gods had many children, some of whom were half humans who were easy to terrorise. The prelude features four kids - half human.
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Review

With the release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Hollywood’s endless quest for the heir to the Harry Potter throne continues. Luckily for fans of the series, this installment, though far from original, is fun, light and fast-paced enough to both entertain its young target audience and keep parents in tow from falling asleep.

For those who either missed the last Percy Jackson adventure or have forgotten the series’ set-up in the strangely long lapse between this and 2010′s The Lightning Thief, Percy (Logan Lerman) is the teenaged, demigod son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. He resides at Camp Half-Blood (a blatant Harry Potter lift, but honestly, what isn’t in these kinds of movies?) with his friends, all also descended from Greek gods and goddesses.

This time around, Percy and his friends are forced to embark on a quest for the Golden Fleece, located in
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