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Tuck Everlasting Musical Announces Broadway Dates

Written by Claudia Shear, Chris Miller, and Nathan Tysen, the musical will finally make its long-awaited New York debut.

Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Jesse Tuck and Sarah Charles Lewis as Winnie Foster in the Alliance Theatre production of Tuck Everlasting.
(© Greg Mooney)

The long-gestating new musical Tuck Everlasting has set its Broadway engagement. Inspired by Natalie Babbitt's beloved young adult novel, the show, featuring a score by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen, and a book by Claudia Shear, will begin performances Saturday, March 19, 2016 at a Shubert venue to be announced, with opening night set for Sunday, April 17. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.

Babbitt's bestselling and award-winning novel was first published in 1975, and has remained in print ever since. It tells the story of ten-year-old Winnie Foster who meets young Jesse Tuck and discovers a secret spring that grants eternal life to whoever drinks its water.

Tuck Everlasting had its world premiere at Georgia's Alliance Theatre in early 2015 after being postponed from a Boston run in the summer of 2013. The Alliance cast was led by Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Ever After) as Jesse Tuck and Tony nominee Terrence Mann (Pippin) as Man in the Yellow Suit, alongside Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), and Michael Park (How to Succeed...) Ten-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis took on the role of Winnie Foster.

Casting for the Broadway mounting will be announced. The musical features scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Brian Ronan, orchestrations by John Clancy, and musical supervision by Rob Berman.