Critics Review New Broadway Musical Tuck Everlasting

The Verdict   Critics Review New Broadway Musical Tuck Everlasting
Tony-winning veteran Casey Nicholaw helms the Broadway debut of songwriting team Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. Reviews are in.
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Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Sarah Charles Lewis in Tuck Everlasting Joan Marcus

Tuck Everlasting, the new musical about a love that could live literally forever, opened on Broadway April 26 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Previews began March 31.

Tuck Everlasting features a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde) and Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever, The Great American Whatever), based on Natalie Babbitt's best-selling 1975 novel of the same name. Music is by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics are by Nathan Tysen ( The Burnt Part Boys) and direction and choreography are by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon).

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The production stars three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello as Mae Tuck (Finding Neverland), Outer Critics Circle nominee Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Jesse Tuck (Newsies), two-time Emmy Award winner Michael Park as Angus Tuck (How To Succeed…), three-time Tony Nominee Terrence Mann as The Man in the Yellow Suit (Pippin), Fred Applegate as Constable Joe (The Last Ship), Robert Lenzi as Miles Tuck (South Pacific), Michael Wartella as Hugo (Wicked), Valerie Wright as Mother (Elf The Musical), Pippa Pearthree as Nana (Noises Off).

Eleven-year-old, Atlanta-based actress Sarah Charles Lewis, who starred in the musical's premiere, reprises 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.

The ensemble consists of Jessica Lee Goldyn, Timothy J. Alex, Callie Carter, Chloe Campbell, Benjamin Cook, Elizabeth Crawford, Deanna Doyle, Brandon Espinoza, Lisa Gajda, Christopher Gurr, Neil Haskell, Matt Meigs, Heather Parcells, Justin Patterson, Marco Schittone, Brooklyn Shuck, Jennifer Smith, Kathy Voytko and Sharrod Williams.

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 production features 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).

Tuck Everlasting is produced by Grove Entertainment, Arlene Scanlan & Michael Jackowitz, Howard & Janet Kagan, Jeffrey A. Sine, Broadway Across America, Samira Nanda, Matthew Blank, Laurie Glodowski/Susan Daniels, Joan Jhett Productions/Gabrielle Hanna & Marcy Feller, Patti Maurer/Bev Tannenbaum/Sunshine Productions/Karen Humphries Sallick, Rich Entertainment Group/Jeremiah J. Harris/Darren P. DeVerna/AC Orange International LLC, Warner/Chappell Music/Linda G. Scott, Late Life Love Productions/Alexis Fund, Fakston Productions/Kyle Fisher, Jack Thomas/Caduceus Productions and Barry Brown.

Tickets are currently on sale via Telecharge.com, or by calling (212) 239-6200 / (800) 432-7250.

Visit TuckEverlastingMusical.com.

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