Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Tuck Everlasting

From 791 member  reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy

About the show

A new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's best-selling novel about a young girl's encounter with an immortal family. Directed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw. More…

When Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever. Kids and grown-ups are invited to take an enchanted, coming-of-age journey in this new Broadway musical about love, family, and living life to the fullest.

2h 15m | Already closed | Broadhurst Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (791)


Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy
Avg Score

Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if Sweet and sentimental. Truly lovely and full of joy.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a show that's fact based this is not for you. It's fantasy.

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if What a lovely amd sweet show. Beautiful staging and the last 10 minutes are incredible.

Don't see it if You wince at family fare.

Treacly, Fluffy, Cliched, Unmemorable

See it if you seek a new family-friendly, innocuous confection -- a Hallmark card come-to-life -- full of mediocre songs and serviceable performances.

Don't see it if you can't get past some questionable ethical issues (age-inappropriate relationships, unpunished murder, etc.).

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like light musicals with a happy ending.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by songs that are a little lack-luster.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Charming, Resonant

See it if you enjoy fantasy dressed in gossamer. A huge cast sings and dances this charming show illustrating the beauty of the cycle of life.

Don't see it if you cannot suspend your disbelief. To enjoy this production you need to lead with your imagination and take pleasure in the impossible.

Enchanting, Funny, Fluffy, Delightful, Indulgent

See it if You have kids and want a fun musical to go to. Fun for kids, some great comedy moments for adults to keep you engaged, but more for kids.

Don't see it if You need a brilliantly good story to keep you interested. It was fun, silly, at times a little meandering with songs both good and bad.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of any of the actors, or if you like interesting choreography. The final ballet is brilliants.

Don't see it if you want an engrossing plot and characters you believe.

Enchanting, Romantic, Disappointing, Slow, Confusing

See it if you like children's fables which are overproduced for a Broadway stage.

Don't see it if you don't like the above.

Enchanting, Disappointing

See it if you want a production without much creativity

Don't see it if you want something with great dancing-this will not do

Delightful, Enchanting, Charming, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy family-friendly musicals with stunning, fairy-tale-like sets. The cast is talented. Sarah Charles Lewis is magnificent (and 11!).

Don't see it if you dislike musicals or shows that engage through lightheartedness rather than thought-provoking drama. The songs entertain but don't stick.

Great staging, Touching, Entertaining, Creepy, Forgettable songs

See it if Poignant but dark story; man in the yellow suit is truly creepy. Great sets but mostly forgettable songs. Ballet that sums up end was lovely

Don't see it if Based on a children's book, but I think the dark overtones and man in the yellow suit are too scary for kids. Child lead grated on my nerves

Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You enjoy an entertaining musical. The cast is comprised of great veterans and outstanding new talents.

Don't see it if You you have a limited budget and must choose among all of the musicals around


See it if You like non-challenging, sweetly acted musicals.

Don't see it if You want something new or bold in musical theater.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you are a fan of the story or like nostalgic stories. Miles' Act II number (Time) and the ending ballet are the best parts of the show.

Don't see it if you prefer something a little more thought provoking.

Resonant, Poignant, Uneven

See it if you want to see a poignant, moving tale based on a children’s book and don’t mind some annoying overacting my Terrence Mann.

Don't see it if you are looking for innovation in anything. This is a simple, but ultimately charming fable.

Disappointing, Indulgent, Fluffy, Banal, Slow

See it if you read the book and the leading girl is very good. She is trying to hold the show together

Don't see it if you want a better show or something that will challenge your mind

Fluffy, Overrated, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the book

Don't see it if You are not a fan of saccharin

Entertaining, Family friendly, Cute

See it if you liked the book (it's a good adaptation), you want a family friendly musical

Don't see it if You're not looking for a jolly musical, or want something really substantial.

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Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Cliched

See it if Like the original story. Going with reasonable expectations. Looking for a child-friendly show.

Don't see it if Looking for top-notch song-writing and dance.

Charming, Old-fashioned, Family-friendly, Benign

See it if you like fairy tales & magical fantasies- similar plot to Peter Pan; you prefer "smaller' musicals in charming.older Broadway theaters

Don't see it if you're looking for something original or profound; you'd rather see big, shiny, splashy extravaganzas

Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You value theater. It takes risks, and wants to offer something fresh and original. Sad that this show, which could change lives, is closing

Don't see it if You want "catchy" numbers. The score was a little weak, but would grow with time.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy fantasy

Don't see it if you can't tolerate less than stellar singing by at least two of the performers

Delightful, Enchanting, Slow, Clever

See it if You read the book or saw the movie, for a nice nite out or for a family show. It's a feel good musical.

Don't see it if You expect an over the top musical. 1st act a bit slow, but picks up by 2nd act.

Cute, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Beautiful dance scenes

See it if have kids or are a kid at heart. Great family show and a great way to encourage kids to read & love musical theatre, as well as dance.

Don't see it if do not like shows stemmed from a children's book or that attract younger audience.

Enchanting, Delightful, Fluffy, Great dancing, Sweet

See it if Top notch cast performs a wonderful adaptation to a children's classic; Casey Nicholaw has a perfect touch and a full dream ballet

Don't see it if Serviceable but unremarkable score will be quickly forgotten once you exit the theatre

April 26th, 2016
"A warm-spirited and piercingly touching musical…Nicholaw evinces a natural feel for the tender emotional core of the material…The rather complicated story is cleanly shaped in Ms. Shear and Mr. Federle’s book…'Tuck Everlasting' can sometimes be a little ham-handed in addressing its central theme...
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April 26th, 2016
"An earnest, somewhat attenuated musical…The philosophical aspect of the Tuck dilemma comes out in two brooding numbers. In these songs, Miller’s Celtic-flavored music and Tysen’s searching lyrics deliver emotionally, elsewhere they seem merely upbeat and serviceable...The lumpy book takes too lo...
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April 26th, 2016
"A ruthlessly by-the-book treatment of a high-concept, low-wattage fairy tale...The more Shear and Federle clarify the material the more ordinary and threadbare it seems, a problem that Casey Nicholaw’s staging mostly exacerbates in its dogged adherence to the conventions of Broadway storytelling...
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April 26th, 2016
"A sweet concoction that feels in over its head...The book is more serviceable than inspired...The tuneful country and folk music-influenced score is equally unmemorable. Director Nicholaw keeps things moving at a sprightly pace, although he overdoes the carnival-style dance sequences that are cl...
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