The upcoming Boston pre-Broadway run of a new musical version of “Tuck Everlasting” — originally set to premiere this July — has been postponed because there are no New York theaters available for a transfer.
Press representatives said the production “has been postponed due to a lack of theater availability for its planned subsequent production in New York.” No Broadway target date had been publically set by producers.
The Boston engagement was set to run from July 28 through August 18 at the Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theater. No new dates were announced by the representatives, though they revealed that, “future plans for the production will be announced at a later date.”
Broadway Across America is the lead producer of the new production, and recently announced that its Broadway adaptation of “Hands on a Hardbody” will close this weekend, making it the shortest running new musical of the season.
“Tuck Everlasting” is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, who won a Tony Award for his work in the same roles on “The Book of Mormon.” It is based on the 1975 children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, and the new musical features a score by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen and a book by Claudia Shear. The cast is to feature Carolee Carmello and Andrew Keenan-Bolger.
Here’s how the musical is described by the authors:
Good girl Winnie Foster’s world has been safely contained behind the picket fence that surrounds the house she shares with her mother and grandmother. Yearning to break free, Winnie runs deep into the woods behind their house where she discovers the Tuck family and the secret they’ve been keeping. That secret sets Winnie and the Tucks out on an adventure that will test what they believe and challenge them to truly be alive, now and forever.