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Water for Elephants Critics’ Reviews

The new musical based on Sara Gruen's best-selling novel of the same name arrives on Broadway.

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About Water for Elephants

The critically acclaimed bestselling novel Water For Elephants comes to vivid life on Broadway in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical.

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.

Directed by Tony Award®️ nominee Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo), with a book by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher) adapted from Sara Gruen’s novel, and a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., Water For Elephants unites innovative stagecraft with the very best of Broadway talent in an authentic and deeply moving new musical that invites us all to give ourselves to the unknown.


Critics’ Reviews (3)
A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"Dazzling and thrilling. A Dang fine show."

Time Out

Adam Feldman

"Spellbinding entertainment. Water for Elephants could be the greatest show on Broadway."


Frank Rizzo

"Miracles do happen. A gorgeously imaginative Broadway musical."

The New York Times

Jesse Green

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