'Tuck Everlasting' Musical Bound for Broadway

Greg Mooney
Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Sarah Charles Lewis in the Alliance Theatre's 2014/15 production of 'Tuck Everlasting'

The production, based on the popular 1975 novel by Natalie Babbitt, is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw ('Something Rotten!,' 'Aladdin,' 'The Book of Mormon').

A novel about living forever is about to get some life on Broadway.

A musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting is set to open April 17, 2016, at a Shubert theater to be announced. The show — directed and choreographed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon) — will begin previews March 19.

Based on the popular 1975 novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting follows Winnie Foster as she discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family and embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever.

The Broadway-bound musical — about love, family and living life to the fullest — features a book by Claudia Shear, music by Chris Miller and lyrics by Nathan Tysen. It is produced by Grove Entertainment, Arlene Scanlan & Michael Jackowitz, Howard & Janet Kagan, and Barry Brown.

The production debuted earlier this year in a record-breaking engagement at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. Casting will be announced at a later date.

A film adaptation, distributed by Buena Vista, hit theaters in 2002. Directed by Jay Russell and starring Ben Kingsley, Alexis Bledel and Jonathan Jackson, the fantasy romance grossed $19 million worldwide.

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