The production will make its Broadway debut at the Imperial Theatre on from the 24 February 2024, ahead of an official opening night on 21 March.

Lead casting has now been announced for the upcoming Broadway production of new musical Water For Elephants, based on the novel by Sara Gruen.

Directed by Jessica Stone, the cast will be led by Grant Gustin, best known for his TV roles on The Flash and Glee in the role of Jacob Jankowski a young vet student who on the brink of graduation hops on a train and joins the circus. Gustin is making his Broadway debut.

He will be joined by Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Shucked), four-time Tony Award nominee Gregg Edelman (City of Angels), Paul Alexander Nolan (Slave Play), Stan Brown (Homicide: Life in the Streets), Joe De Paul (Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion), Sara Gettelfinger (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), and Wade McCollum (Wicked).

This new musical features a book by Rick Elice and a score by PigPen Theatre Company. It had its world premiere in June at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

Meanwhile, the production features circus design by Shana Carroll (The 7 Fingers), choreography by Jesse Robb (Miss Saigon) and Shana Carroll, scenic design by Takeshi Kata (Clyde’s), costume design by David Israel Reynoso (Sleep No More), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King (Hadestown), sound design by Tony Award nominee Walter Trarbach (Spongebob Squarepants), projections by David Bengali (The Thanksgiving Play), hair and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates (A Beautiful Noise), puppetry design by Camille Labarre (Into the Woods), music supervision and arrangements by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Some Like It Hot) and Benedict Braxton-Smith (Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls), orchestrations by Tony Award winner Daryl Waters (New York, New York), music direction by Elizabeth Doran, fight direction by Cha Ramos (Jagged Little Pill), and production stage management by Timothy R Semon (Company).

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