Carolee Carmello and Andrew Keenan-Bolger Will Return to Broadway as Mother and Son in Tuck Everlasting

News   Carolee Carmello and Andrew Keenan-Bolger Will Return to Broadway as Mother and Son in Tuck Everlasting
 
Carolee Carmello and Andrew Keenan-Bolger will reprise their performances in the Broadway bow of Tuck Everlasting, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's best-selling 1975 novel of the same name. The two played mother and son when the musical premiered earlier this year in Atlanta. 

As previously announced, the musical will play the Broadhurst Theatre, the recent home to the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! A new opening night and preview date have been set. The musical will now begin previews March 31, 2016, with opening night set for April 26, 2016.

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Tony nominee Carmello (Finding Neverland) will play Mae Tuck with Outer Critics Circle nominee Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as Jesse Tuck. 

The will be joined by two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Park (How To Succeed…) as Angus Tuck, three-time Tony nominee Terrence Mann (Pippin) as The Man in the Yellow Suit, Fred Applegate (The Last Ship) as Constable Joe, Robert Lenzi (South Pacific) as Miles Tuck, Michael Wartella (Wicked) as Hugo and Valerie Wright (Elf The Musical) as Betsy Foster.

Eleven-year-old, Atlanta-based actress Sarah Charles Lewis, who starred in the musical's premiere, will reprise her role as Winnie Foster, the young girl who befriends a unique family that has gained eternal life by drinking from a spring that flows from a tree in the woods. 

Additional casting and ticketing information will be announced at a later date. The Broadhurst's next tenant will be a limited run of Misery, starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf (Oct. 22-Feb. 14, 2016). The show debuted earlier this year at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre.

Tuck Everlasting features a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), music by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys) and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon).

Tuck Everlasting is produced by Grove Entertainment, Arlene Scanlan & Michael Jackowitz, Howard & Janet Kagan, Jeffrey A. Sine and Barry Brown.

Miller (music) and Tysen (lyrics) have written The Burnt Part Boys (2010 Lucille Lortel nomination, Best Musical) and Fugitive Songs (2008 Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Revue), both of which have cast albums on Yellow Sound Label available at iTunes and Amazon. Read more about their work in Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.

Here's how the musical is billed: "If you could live forever, would you? When Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever. Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest."

The new musical was originally scheduled to play a pre-Broadway Boston engagement in 2013, but producers announced that they would delay the musical's Broadway arrival due to the lack of an available theatre.

The production will feature scenic design by Walt Spangler (A Christmas Story The Musical, Desire Under The Elms), costume design by Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots), lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (Finding Neverland, Kinky Boots, Wicked), sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan (Beautiful The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon), orchestrations by John Clancy (Fun Home, Shrek) and musical supervision by Rob Berman (The Pajama Game, eight seasons as music director of Encores!). Casting is by Telsey + Company (Bethany Berg Knox, CSA).

Tickets are currently on sale to groups of ten or more. Visit TuckEverlastingMusical.com.

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