Tuck Everlasting
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Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting NYC Reviews and Tickets

(794 Ratings)
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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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (794)

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77 Reviews | 25 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want to see an excellent Broadway musical.

Don't see it if You don't like fantastical storytelling.

108 Reviews | 15 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see, Great acting

See it if you love theater, want to see an amazing show, want to see an amazing set, want to see incredible acting and for an amazing show.

Don't see it if you are an idiot

141 Reviews | 28 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if love musicals that are uplifting. love excellent performances.

Don't see it if don't like musicals. don't want to be entertained. don't want to feel good.

58 Reviews | 8 Followers
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you love amazing child actors. you want to see a classic musical comedy type with a modern spin on staging and music.

Don't see it if you don't like witty jokes. don't want to be jealous of an eleven year old

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like great stage production numbers.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

52 Reviews | 18 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Resonant, Romantic, Exquisite

See it if You like beauty, Sentimental, touching Family entertainment with wonderful cast, lilting music and a breathe-taking dance finale.

Don't see it if You are not in mood for family entertainment or need an edgy show and simply hate sentimantality!!!

58 Reviews | 75 Followers
Must see, Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if wonderful choreography, set design, and actors give you great joy; a sweet tale masterfuly told warms your heart; or, you want to feel good.

Don't see it if you disliked the book; prefer raunchy, or dark, or challenging theater; need musicals with large show stopping numbers; dislike young leads.

72 Reviews | 12 Followers
Enchanting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a n entertaining production and good story

Don't see it if you didn't like the book

Critic Reviews (51)

The New York Times
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...Among the many refreshing surprises of 'Tuck Everlasting' is this reminder that a musical doesn’t necessarily have to sing or speak its truths to bring them home to us."
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Time Out New York
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 long to establish tone and stakes in the first act, leaving a lot of mopping up in the second...I can admire several elements here; they just seem slightly misjudged or misaligned."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
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…The homogenization feels deliberate, as if bits of 'Wicked,' 'Brigadoon,' and 'Carousel' had been dumped into a blender with skim milk to produce a smoothie that's way too thin."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 28th, 2016

"A modestly proportioned, low-key Broadway musical...The results aren’t perfect by any means, and the pop-folk score owes far too much to 'Into the Woods' for comfort. Still, 'Tuck Everlasting' realizes enough of its ambitions to be watchable, and Casey Nicholaw’s staging is full of quiet delights, though his swirly choreography, especially in the show’s climactic ballet, is bland...I suspect this is the kind of children’s show that mothers and fathers will enjoy more than their kids."
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April 26th, 2016

"A Broadway musical so treacly you may leave the theatre wanting to kick a puppy…Winnie is played by newcomer Sarah Charles Lewis and she is charmless, with all the attributes of an over-prepared, too-polished child actor...The best bit of casting is Terrence Mann as the evil Man in the Yellow Suit…Mann transforms a hopeless Act I into a nearly salvageable Act II. Still, unlike the unlucky Tucks, this material aged out long ago and far away."
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New York Daily News
April 26th, 2016

"A wholesome but hyperactive new Broadway musical...Authors Shear and Federle make some smart changes…Composer Miller and lyricist Tysen wrap the story up in a warm and folksy score. It fits the 19th-century time period…Characters are pretty sketchy, but the cast makes the most of what they’ve got…In a stirring climactic ballet...'Tuck Everlasting' is allowed to breathe. Like people, musicals need that to live."
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April 26th, 2016

"Like the children’s book, the script fudges some narrative questions and complications and grapples ever-so-lightly with the complexities of infinite life. But the narrative, at least, is always buoyed by its tuneful folk-rooted score by Miller and Tysen...Director Nicholaw, here shows a more lyrical side, climaxing in a story-of-life dance number that packs an emotional wallop. At the show’s end, you’ll want to hug your family."
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The Hollywood Reporter
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 clearly intended to provide visual distraction. The design elements are impressive...The performers put the fanciful material over with admirable energy and emotional conviction."
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