The Broadway cast of Tuck Everlasting got an early and unwelcome Memorial Day weekend gift this evening: They were told the musical will play its final performance on Sunday at 7:30 PM. It will have played 28 previews and 39 regular performances at the Shubert Organization’s Broadhurst Theatre. The family-targeted show opened April 26 to mostly tepid reviews and failed to generate any box office heat. In the most recent week, Tuck sold $325.3K worth of tickets, well below running costs and just 29% of its potential.
Based on the Natalie Babbitt YA novel, the show has a book by Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde) and Tim Federle, music by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys), and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon).
The cast is led by three-time Tony Nominee Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park, Terrence Mann, Fred Applegate, Robert Lenzi, Michael Wartella, Valerie Wright, Pippa Pearthree, and introduces 11-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis.
The show is produced by Grove Entertainment, Arlene Scanlan & Michael Jackowitz, Howard & Janet Kagan, Jeffrey A. Sine, Broadway Across America, Samira Nanda, Matthew Blank, Laurie Glodowski/Susan Daniels, Joan Jhett Productions/Gabrielle Hanna & Marcy Feller, Patti Maurer/Bev Tannenbaum/Sunshine Productions/Karen Humphries Sallick, Rich Entertainment Group/Jeremiah J. Harris/Darren P. DeVerna/AC Orange International LLC, Warner/Chappell Music/Linda G. Scott, Late Life Love Productions/Alexis Fund, Fakston Productions/Kyle Fisher, Jack Thomas/Caduceus Productions, and Barry Brown.