The world premiere production of the new musical Tuck Everlasting has postponed its pre-Broadway run in Boston due to "lack of theater availability in New York" for the show's planned Broadway transfer. The musical, based on the acclaimed novel, was scheduled to play July 28 through August 18 at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre.
Based on the 1975 children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting tells the story of a young girl named Winnie Foster and her friendship with Jesse Tuck and his family, who become immortal after drinking from an enchanted spring.
Directed by Casey Nicholaw, the production was set to star Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Jesse Tuck, Carmello Carmello as Ma Tuck, Sadie Sink as Winnie Foster and Michael Park as Pa Tuck.
The new musical features music by Chris Miller and lyrics by Nathan Tysen (collaborators on The Burnt Part Boys) and a book by Tony nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde). The creative team includes scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Gregg Barnes, sound designer Brian Ronan, musical directer Rob Berman and orchestrations by Danny Troob.