Australian producer Rodney Rigby lands fourth Tony Award nomination with Broadway musical Water for Elephants

Grant Gustin and the cast of Water For Elephants (Broadway) photo by Matthew MurphyThree-time Tony nominee, Olivier Award and Helpmann Award recipient producer Rodney Rigby has received his fourth Tony Award nomination with the musical Water For Elephants, which is now playing on Broadway.

Water For Elephants received a total of seven Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Rick Elice), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Takeshi Kata), Best Costume Design of a Musical (David Israel Reynoso), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Bradley King and David Bengali), Best Direction of a Musical (Jessica Stone), and Best Choreography (Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll).

“If you are heading to New York, do yourself a favour and get a ticket, and join the ride to a thrilling and remarkable new musical that is about life and love beyond your wildest dreams. There is nothing else like it on Broadway!” said Rodney Rigby.

Rodney Rigby is currently producing the Australian tour of Gaslight, with recent credits including: Come Frome Away, Good Night, Oscar starring Tony Award winner Sean Hayes on Broadway and Jersey Boys.

Hailed as a ‘Critics Pick’, The New York Times called Water For Elephants “stunning, emotional and gorgeously imaginative.” The critically acclaimed bestselling novel comes to “thrilling, dazzling life” (Time Out New York) in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical with “one of the more remarkable ensembles ever seen on Broadway!” (New York Daily News).

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.

Tony Award-nominated director Jessica Stone’s “huge, heart-filling production” (The New York Times) features a book by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), adapted from Sara Gruen’s novel, and a soaring score from the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co.

The 77th Tony Awards will be held on 16 June at the Lincoln Centre’s David H. Koch Theatre in New York City.

Water For Elephants continues on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: Grant Gustin and the cast of Water For Elephants (Broadway) – photo by Matthew Murphy