Cutting-Edge Composers took place at Joe's Pub on Monday, February 4th, 2013. The evening featured debut songs from new musicals in development by composers, including TUCK EVERLASTING's Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) sang "Top of the World" from the show, which will begin its pre-Broadway tryout in Boston this July. Watch Keenan-Bolger's performance below!
Cutting-Edge Composers is a concert series featuring up-and-coming musical theater writers teamed with Broadway's hottest performers, directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto (Next to Normal) and co-produced by Jillian Robbins with Musical Direction by Julie McBride.
The world premiere production of the new musical TUCK EVERLASTING will play Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street) from July 28-August 18, 2013.
The pre-Broadway production will feature (in alphabetical order): Fred Applegate (Sister Act) as 'Constable Joe,' Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers) as 'Nana,' Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) as 'Ma Tuck,' David Garrison (Titanic) as 'The Man In The Yellow Suit,' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as 'Jesse Tuck,' Daytime Emmy Award Winner Michael Park (How To Succeed...) as 'Pa Tuck,' Michael Wartella (The Kid) as 'Hugo,' and Valerie Wright (Elf) as 'Mother,' and will introduce Sadie Sink in the role of 'Winnie.'
With a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), music by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys) and directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), TUCK EVERLASTING is based on the award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt.
TUCK EVERLASTING will feature sets by Walt Spangler (A Christmas Story), costumes by two-time Tony Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Follies), sound by Tony Award-winner Brian Ronan (The Book of Mormon), orchestrations by Danny Troob (Newsies) and musical direction by Rob Berman (The Pajama Game). Additional casting, design team members, and Broadway production details will be announced at a later date.
If you could live forever, would you? That's the eternal question of TUCK EVERLASTING. In a small New England town, a young girl dreaming of adventure stumbles upon a family with a fabulous secret. Their chance encounter sends them on an unforgettable journey that will test everything they believe about love, life, and what it means to truly feel alive.
For more about the musical, visit www.tuckeverlastingmusical.com, and for more on the composing team, go to www.millerandtysen.com.