Water for Elephants, which had its world premiere in Atlanta on The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre this past summer, is headed to Broadway. It will be the tenth Alliance-developed show to grace a Broadway stage.

Previews for the Water for Elephants will begin on Feb. 24, 2024, with an opening night set for March 21 at the Imperial Theatre. 

With a book by three-time Tony Award nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and a score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., the story is based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same title by Sara Gruen.

After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train, unsure of where the road will take him. He 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.   

Jessica Stone will direct the show, with casting expected to be announced in the upcoming months. Circus design is by Shana Carroll, puppetry design by Camille Labarre, and choreography by Jesse Robb.

“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,” Stone said. “From Broadway veterans to puppeteers to circus artists- we have an eclectic collection of internationally acclaimed and innovative creators.”

Among the Alliance-originated productions that wound up on Broadway were The Prom, Bring It On, Tuck Everlasting, Sister Act, Come Fly Away, The Color Purple and Disney’s Aida

For more information, visit www.waterforelephantsthemusical.com.