Tuck Everlasting, the new musical based on the 1975 Natalie Babbitt best-seller, is scheduled to open on Broadway on April 17, 2016, according to producers and the Alliance Theatre, where it had its world premiere in January.
As these things go, that’s a fast track to the Great White Way, but keep in mind that these plans are always subject to change.
Tuck, an original American musical, tells the story of Winnie Foster, who discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family and takes an extraordinary adventure that changes her life forever. It asks, “If you could live forever, would you?”
The show features a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), music by Chris Miller and lyrics by Nathan Tysen (both of The Burnt Part Boys), and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (this year’s Tony-nominated Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon).
Producers say the show will play one of the Shubert Organization’s 18 theaters but have not announced which one.
Casting and ticket information will be announced later.
At the Alliance, the cast featured Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmelo and Tony winner Beth Leavel as Ma Tuck; Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Jesse Tuck; Robert Lenzi as Miles Tuck; Michael Park as Pa Tuck; Tony Award winner Terrence Mann as the Man in the Yellow Suit; Liza Jaine as Winnie’s mother; and Atlanta actors Shannon Eubanks as Nana and Sarah Charles Lewis as Winnie.
Previous Alliance premieres that have made their way to Broadway include the musicals Aida, Bring It On, The Color Purple and Come Fly Away, and Alfred Uhry’s comedy The Last Night of Ballyhoo.