Without An Available Broadway Home, Producers Postpone Tuck Everlasting Musical
11 Apr 2013
Producers have postponed the pre-Broadway Boston world premiere of Tuck Everlasting, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's popular 1975 children's novel, due to a lack of an available Broadway theatre in a crowded 2013-2014 season.
Broadway Across America, Beth Williams, Howard & Janet Kagan and Barry Brown are producing the musical that was announced to run July 28-Aug. 18 at Boston's Colonial Theatre prior to a New York bow, though a Broadway target date was never revealed.
Future plans for the production will be announced at a later date, according to an April 11 release from the producers.
Tony Award-winning Book of Mormon director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw is attached to 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.
Much of the cast has been involved in workshops of Tuck Everlasting in the past several years.
The production has set design by Walt Spangler, costume design by two-time Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes, sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan and orchestrations by Danny Troob.
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 journeythat will test everything they believe about love, life, and what it means to truly feel alive."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.