TUCK EVERLASTING Takes First Sip from Broadway's Spring Tonight
Broadway's Tuck Everlasting, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), begins previews tonight, March 31, 2016, and officially opens on Tuesday, April 26 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).
The cast stars three-time Tony 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 Mann 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 "Betsy Foster" (Elf The Musical), Pippa Pearthree as "Nana," and introducing 11-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis as "Winnie Foster".
In the ensemble are Timothy J. Alex, Jonathan Burke, Callie Carter, Chloe Campbell, Benjamin Cook, Elizabeth Crawford, Deanna Doyle, Brandon Espinoza, Lisa Gajda, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Christopher Gurr, Neil Haskell, Matt Meigs, Heather Parcells, Justin Patterson, Marco Schittone, Brooklyn Shuck, Jennifer Smith, and Kathy Voytko.
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.
TUCK EVERLASTING, which debuted in 2015 in a record-breaking engagement at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, is brought to life in a sweeping production which features a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde) and award-winning author Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever), 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).
Natalie Babbitt's best-selling and award-winning novel, Tuck Everlasting, was first published in 1975, and has remained in print ever since. Considered a modern classic, the beloved novel has been translated into 27 languages and has sold over four million copies in the United States since it was first published 40 years ago. Tuck Everlasting was named an American Library Association's Notable Book, and the winner of the Christopher Award, which honors media that "affirm the highest values of the human spirit."
TUCK EVERLASTING 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 winnerKenneth 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), musical supervision by Rob Berman (The Pajama Game, eight seasons as music director of Encores!) and Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Finding Neverland, Big Fish), and casting by Telsey + Company (Bethany Berg Knox, CSA).
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