Musical (2016)

Musique: Chris Miller
Paroles: Nathan Tysen
Livret: Claudia Shear
Production à la création:

Tuck Everlasting is a musical based upon the American children's novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.

If you could live forever, would you? When Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever. Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.

Synopsis du livre
The story involves Winnie Foster, ten years old in the book, eleven years old in the musical,[8] who is tired of her family and is thinking of running away from her rural hometown of Treegap. One day, while in a wooded area her family owns, she sees a boy about the age of 17 drinking from a spring. He tells her that his name is Jesse Tuck, and forbids her from drinking the water. Soon after, his brother, Miles, and mother, Mae, take her away with them and explain what is happening and why they did what they did. All the while, they are being pursued by a man in a yellow suit, who the day before had approached the Fosters asking questions about their land.
The Tucks explain to Winnie that the spring is a magical one that grants eternal life to anyone who drinks its water and that they discovered its effects by accident after heading to the Treegap area to try and build a new life for themselves. In the process, Miles has had to deal with his wife leaving him and taking their children with her and they have been living in seclusion outside of Treegap for years, reuniting every ten years and drinking from the spring. Winnie grows particularly fond of Jesse and his father, Angus, who teaches her about the life cycle.
Meanwhile, the man in the yellow suit has been pursuing the Tucks and once he discovers Winnie having been taken by them and overhears their whole conversation, he steals their horse, and rides her back to the Foster homestead. Once he informs them of Winnie's whereabouts, they dispatch him to return her along with the local constable. However, he breaks away and rides ahead of the constable, as he has an ulterior motive for finding her.
As he arrives at the Tucks' farm, the man in the yellow suit informs them that he has been searching for them for years, with Miles' wife and children having come to live with his family when he was a boy. This was when he first heard rumors of their secret, and he intensified his search within the previous six months. He then informs the angry family that he told the Fosters where Winnie was and that he has received a bounty in exchange for her safe return: the wooded area, and with it the spring.
The man in the yellow suit then further angers the Tucks when he tells them that he plans to gather the water from the spring and sell it to the public. When they angrily refuse his offer to be partners in the venture, desiring their privacy over the money, he declares he does not need their permission to sell the water and begins to take Winnie away. Before he does, he tells the Tucks that if they will not be his examples then she will. He says that a child would be a better example, and there is nothing they can do to stop him. An infuriated Mae, in a last-ditch effort to put an end to the confrontation, grabs her husband's shotgun and begins wielding it like a club. The man in the yellow suit tries to make a break for it, and Miles tries to get his mother to stop what she is doing, but neither are successful as Mae pistol-whips the man in the yellow suit. The stock of the gun strikes the man in the yellow suit in the back of the head with enough force that his skull is fractured on impact. This all happens just as the constable arrives, and Mae is arrested on the spot. Later that evening, the man in the yellow suit succumbs to his injury and Mae is condemned to hanging for murdering him.
Realizing that the secret will be revealed once Mae is hanged, her family and Winnie go to the jail and spring her from her cell so Winnie can take her place and the Tucks can safely get away. Although they are reunited, there is no more reason for them to be in Treegap as Mae is now a fugitive from justice. Before departing, Jesse Tuck gives Winnie a bottle of the special water so she might drink it when she turns 17, and then come with them and marry him. Beforehand, she gives it consideration, and she decides not to and pours it onto a toad, as she thinks that if she changes her mind she can go back to the spring.
Many years later Mae and Angus return to Treegap to find that it has changed a great deal from when they were last there. The wooded area is gone, as well as their spring, and the town has become a typical suburban metropolis. While there, they happen to visit a cemetery where they discover what happened to Winnie. She went on to marry and have children, passing away two years before in 1948. Though Angus is saddened by this, at the same time he praises Winnie for choosing not to drink the water. While there, they come across a toad near her grave, unaware that it is the same one that she had poured water on years before.

Tuck Everlasting was originally slated to make its world premiere at the Colonial Theatre, in Boston, Massachusetts, from July 28 to August 28, 2013. However, the premiere was cancelled because of “a lack of theatre availability for its planned subsequent production in New York." It subsequently made its world premiere at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The production ran from January 21 to February 22, 2015.
In its review of the Atlanta production, the New York Times said "Indeed, the most dazzling passage is probably the culminating ballet, wordlessly conveying the circle of life, as it were, without benefit of spectacular puppetry and a familiar pop song. It had the woman next to me repeatedly wiping away tears, and I understood how she felt." Variety said "Despite its existentialism-lite sweep, this is an intimate family story of love, loss and the purpose and power of storytelling in the American folk tradition of Twain and Wilder."

The musical began its Broadway previews on March 31, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre, with opening night on April 26, 2016. The production closed on May 29, 2016 after 28 previews and 39 regular performances.

Atlanta premiere
The musical numbers which appeared in the original 2015 Alliance Theatre production in Atlanta, were:
“Live Like This”
"Good Girl, Winnie Foster”
“Come to the Fair”
“Top of the World”
“Story of the Tucks”
“My Most Beautiful Day”
“One Small Story”
“Jump the Line”
"Everything’s Golden”
“For the Best”
“You Can’t Trust a Man”
“The Wheel”
“Everlasting Ballet”

Act 1:
"Live Like This”- Mae, Winnie, Angus, Jesse, Miles, Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble
"Good Girl, Winnie Foster” - Winnie, Mothers
“Join the Parade" - Man in the Yellow Suit, Fair Musicians
“Good Girl, Winnie Foster (Reprise)" - Winnie
"Top of the World" - Jesse, Winnie
"Hugo's First Case" - Hugo
"Story of the Tucks" - Mae, Jesse, Miles
“My Most Beautiful Day” - Mae, Angus, Ensemble
"Join the Parade" (Reprise) - Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble
"Partner in Crime" - Winnie, Jesse, Ensemble
"Seventeen” - Jesse, Winnie, Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble

Act 2:
"Everything’s Golden" - Man in the Yellow Suit, Ensemble
"Seventeen" (Reprise) - Winnie
"Time" - Miles, Mae, Angus, Jesse
"Everything's Golden" (Reprise) - Man in the Yellow Suit
"You Can’t Trust a Man" - Constable Joe, Hugo
"The Wheel" - Angus, Winnie
"Story of the Man in the Yellow Suit" - Man in the Yellow Suit
"Everlasting” - Winnie
"The Wheel" (Reprise) - Jesse, Ensemble

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Tuck Everlasting (2016-04-Broadhurst Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Broadhurst Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)

Durée : 1 mois
Nombre : 28 previews - 39 représentations
Première Preview : 31 March 2016
Première: 26 April 2016
Dernière: 29 May 2016
Mise en scène : Casey Nicholaw
Chorégraphie : Casey Nicholaw
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Carolee Carmello (Mae Tuck), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Jesse Tuck), Michael Park (Angus Tuck), Terrence Mann (The Man in the Yellow Suit), Fred Applegate (Constable Joe), Robert Lenzi (Miles Tuck), Pippa Pearthree (Nana), Michael Wartella (Hugo), Valerie Wright (Betsy Foster), Sarah Charles Lewis (Winnie Foster)
Presse : "A warm-spirited and piercingly touching musical that has nothing flashy or splashy about it." Charles Isherwood for New York Times

"Sweetly wholesome but hyperactive new Broadway musical." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"It’s pretty crazy that this story about regret, mortality and big life choices — make that 'eternal life or death' choices — could end up so toothless." Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

"I can admire several elements here; they just seem slightly misjudged or misaligned. For all Tuck’s thematic concerns with immortality, I doubt a long life awaits it in this competitive market for Broadway family fare." David Cote for Time Out New York

"The show that opened Tuesday at the Broadhurst Theatre is wonderfully crafted, a Nicholaw hallmark. Poignancy mixes well with humor, the songs are fresh and sweet, the set is blissful and the performances honest. It has a polished feel. All of the parts work smartly." Mark Kennedy for Associated Press

"Although the show... boasts solid production values and professionalism thanks to director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw and a cast filled with Broadway veterans, it's likely destined for an all-too-finite life on the Great White Way." Frank Scheck for Hollywood Reporter

"The show’s warmhearted tale and handsome production values also bode well for a family-centric market, especially on the road. But more jaded theatergoers will likely find the proceedings not so much timeless as time-consuming — a production rooted in the twee of life." Frank Rizzo for Variety

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