The new musical about a love that could live forever begins previews on Broadway today (31st March) at the Broadhurst Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for 26th April.
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. The show has music by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), Lyric by Nathan Tyson (The Burnt Part Boys) and is Directed and Choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon).
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 Man 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 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, Jonathan Burke, Callie Carter, Chloe Campbell, Benjamin Cook, Elizabeth Crawford, Deanna Doyle, Brandon Espinoza, Lisa Gajda, Christopher Gurr, Neil Haskell, Matt Meigs, Heather Parcels, Justing Patterson, Marco Schittone, Brooklyn Shuck, Jennifer Smith and Kathy Voytko.
The official billing is: “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.”
Miller and Tyson 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.
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). Casting is by Telsey + Company (Bethany Berg Knox, CSA).
TUCK EVERLASTING is produced by Grove Entertainment, Arlen Scanlan & Michael Jackowitz, Howard & Janet Kagan, Jeffrey A. Shine, and Barry Brown.