The musical based on Natalie Babbitt's popular 1975 children's novel has a score by Burnt Part Boys songwriters Chris Miller (music) and Nathan Tysen (lyrics) and a book by Tony Award-nominated playwright Claudia Shear ( Dirty Blonde).
Tony Award-winning Book of Mormon director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw will stage the musical about a 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. Rob Berman is musical director.
Tuck Everlasting will play Boston July 28-Aug. 28. While it is billed as a pre-Broadway engagement, dates for a New York revival have not been announced. Broadway Across America, Beth Williams, Howard & Janet Kagan and Barry Brown, produce.
Keenan-Bolger, who stars as Crutchie in Disney's Newsies, will star in the central role of immortal boy Jesse Tuck opposite Sink as a young girl he encounters in the woods. Sink currently appears in the Broadway cast of Annie.
The cast will also feature Carmello ( Parade, Scandalous) as Ma Tuck, Emmy winner Michael Park ( How To Succeed…, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Pa Tuck, Fred Applegate ( Sister Act) as Constable Joe, Marylouise Burke ( Fuddy Meers) as Nana, David Garrison ( Titanic) as The Man In The Yellow Suit, Michael Wartella ( The Kid) as Hugo and Valerie Wright ( Elf) as Mother. Much of the Boston cast has been involved in workshops of Tuck Everlasting in the past several years.
Here's how it's billed: "If you could live forever, would you? That’s the eternal question of Tuck Everlasting. In a small New England town, a young girl dreaming of adventure stumbles upon a family with a fabulous secret. Their chance encounter sends them on an unforgettable journey that will test everything they believe about love, life, and what it means to truly feel alive."
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