Tuck Everlasting Will Spread Magic On Broadway in 2016

News   Tuck Everlasting Will Spread Magic On Broadway in 2016
 
Tuck Everlasting, a new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's best-selling 1975 novel of the same name, will open on Broadway April 17, 2016, at a Shubert theatre to be announced.

The show, which debuted earlier this year at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre (starring Sarah Charles Lewis 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; and Newsies' Andrew Keenan-Bolger in the central role of immortal boy Jesse Tuck), will begin previews March 19, 2016.

The musical 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 and Michael Jackowitz, Howard and Janet Kagan 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." Producer Beth Williams (Grove Entertainment) said in a statement, "Natalie's story has touched generations of readers, and it's a thrill to bring Tuck to the Broadway stage. Casey, Claudia, Chris and Nathan are reimagining the adventures of Winnie Foster and the Tucks against a stunning canvas created by our extraordinary design team. Together, they've created a wholly original and highly entertaining new musical that will ignite the imagination of anyone who's ever dreamed of the magic right outside their own front gate."

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 and ticketing information will be announced at a later date. Visit TuckEverlastingMusical.com.

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