Full Cast Announced for Broadway's Tuck Everlasting

News   Full Cast Announced for Broadway's Tuck Everlasting Pippa Pearthree and Jessica Lee Goldyn are among newly announced performers who complete the cast for the upcoming new Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting, which begins previews March 31 and officially opens April 26 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

Pearthree will play Nana, with an ensemble that consists of Goldyn (A Chorus Line), Timothy J. Alex, Jonathan Burke, 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 and Kathy Voytko.

They join the previously announced Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), who will play Mae Tuck, and Outer Critics Circle nominee Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies), who will play Jesse Tuck. The two played mother and son when the musical premiered at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 2015.

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. 

Also previously announced for the cast: 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.

Tuck Everlasting features a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde) and Tim Federle, 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).

Tim Federle
Tim Federle

Miller and Tysen 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).

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