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Life of Pi on Broadway Tickets

You have until July 23 to see this Tony®-winning production, powered by puppetry and magic.
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Life of Pi on Broadway Tickets

About Life of Pi on Broadway

Go on a journey this spring with Life of Pi on Broadway, the award-winning, Tony-nominated stage adaptation of Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel. Get Life of Pi tickets on TodayTix, and see why this show's thrilling adventure story and stagecraft have made waves worldwide.

First it was a bestselling book, with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide. Then it was a four-time Oscar-winning film, wowing audiences on the silver screen. Now, experience this thrilling tale as a dazzling stage play, which won five Olivier Awards in London and has now earned five Tony nominations, including Best Direction of a Play. Join Pi and a menagerie of animals as they fight for survival and hope on the open ocean. Intricate puppetry and thought-provoking philosophy will keep Life of Pi on your mind long after the show is over.

See why London Theatre hailed Life of Pi as having “a spiritual or otherworldly sensation, and it absolutely demonstrates the transporting joy of magnificent theatrical storytelling.” Get swept away in this “fantastical and fantastic” (Variety) play – if you loved the story on the page or the screen, you’ll be transported into Pi’s world like never before.

Sail on over to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre for Life of Pi in New York. Get Life of Pi Broadway tickets on TodayTix.

Run time

2hr 10min (incl. intermission)

Start date

March 9th, 2023

End date

July 23rd, 2023

Categories

Age

10+

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876 Reviews

Sing out Louise

Sing out Louise

254 Reviews | 222 Followers
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Man is the most dangerous in the zoo

See it if Puppetry, puppeteers, sets, lighting, Hiran Abeysekera and Richard Parker. Struggle for survival.

Don’t see it if Beautiful storytelling, reminded me of the Kite Runner’s Broadway staging at times. Go!

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

585 Reviews | 281 Followers
89
Riveting, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if The lead, the puppets, the set & projections are incredible. Simply magical on the surface, absorbing, meaningful & riveting x 130M.

Don’t see it if Notxyng kids due2some animal behaviors,norxanyone else who didn't like the source material,tho the entire audience seemed 2b excited by the*

Phil 9070

Phil 9070

411 Reviews | 95 Followers
85
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful acting,special effects, puppetry and set design made for an enjoyable night at the theatre.

Don’t see it if The only negative was at times was difficult to hear all the dialog especially the main actor. Besides that I would highly recommend seeing

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

753 Reviews | 421 Followers
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Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Strong acting & staging. I preferred Act I over Act II. The animal puppetry was very believable.

Don’t see it if If you prefer a comedy or musical then skip this one.

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Life of Pi on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Lolita Chakrabarti, adapted from the novel by Yann Martel
Director: Max Webster
Cast list: Hiran Abeysekera (as Pi); Nikki Calonge, Rowan Ian Seamus Magee, Jonathan David Martin, Betsy Rosen, Celia Mei Rubin, and Andrew Wilson, Fred Davis, Scarlet Wilderink (as Richard Parker); Adi Dixit (as Pi alternate); Brian Thomas Abraham (as Cook/Voice of Richard Parker), Rajesh Bose (as Father), Avery Glymph (as Father Martin/Russian Sailor/Rear Admiral Jackson), Mahira Kakkar (as Nurse/Amma/Orange Juice), Kirstin Louie (as Lulu Chen), Salma Qarnain (as Mrs. Biology Kumar/Zaida Khan), Sathya Sridharan (as Mamaji/Pandit-Ji), Daisuke Tsuji (as Mr. Okamoto/Captain), Sonya Venugopal as Rani
Design: Tim Hatley
Costumes: Tim Hatley
Lighting: Tim Lutkin
Sound: Carolyn Downing
Other info: Puppetry and movement direction by Finn Caldwell, puppet design by Nick Barnes and Caldwell, video design by Andrzej Goulding, original music by Andrew T Mackay, dramaturgy by Jack Bradley, wig design by David Brian Brown

Venue

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

236 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

Accommodations for patrons who are blind, deaf, partially sighted, and/or have hearing loss. Partial wheelchair access, handrail access

More information about Life of Pi on Broadway

The main character of the Life of Pi play is a 16-year-old boy who was shipwrecked while traveling with his family across the Pacific Ocean. Pi is the only human survivor, alongside four animals: a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a tiger named Richard Parker, who must learn to coexist in harsh circumstances until they reach land again.

The play, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, sees Pi recounting his adventure to hospital workers in Canada, sharing all the different philosophies he used to get him through. Life of Pi is both a thrilling survival tale and an exploration of how people cope in times of crisis.

Life of Pi itself has had a long and far-reaching journey in multiple mediums. The original novel was rejected by five publishers before finally coming out in 2001, when it quickly became a bestseller. More than 10 years later, Ang Lee directed a Life of Pi film, adapted by David Magee. The movie was also a hit, earning 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and winning four awards.

Life of Pi on Broadway comes after the play’s world premiere in England, first in Sheffield and then in London’s West End. That production won five Olivier Awards out of nine nominations, including Best New Play.

What to Watch For

  • Martel named the tiger Richard Parker after a man in the Edgar Allen Poe novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. That book’s Richard Parker gets shipwrecked with a dog named Tiger.
  • The animal puppets are made of Plastazote, plywood, aluminum, nylon, and bungee cords so they're flexible. They're designed, though, to look like they're made of driftwood, mirroring the shipwreck.
  • The tiger puppet weighs about 44 pounds, and the one used in London took six people nearly a year to build!
  • The seven puppeteers who played the tiger in London jointly won an Olivier Award in 2022, marking the first time multiple actors won an Olivier for a solo performance.
  • Finn Caldwell, who designed the Life of Pi puppets, also worked on War Horse and Angels in America, both hits on Broadway and in London.
  • Martel’s original novel is a philosophical novel. In the Life of Pi play, book, and movie, Pi turns to various belief systems and theories to find hope for survival: logic, faith in a god, mathematical analysis, and morality. This show will leave you thinking!

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