Tuck Everlasting
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Tuck Everlasting
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Tuck Everlasting NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(793 Reviews)
Positive
77%
Mixed
19%
Negative
4%
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.

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Member Reviews (793)

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945 Reviews | 386 Followers
88
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.

794 Reviews | 215 Followers
80
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.

539 Reviews | 1873 Followers
89
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.

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
87
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.

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
55
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.).

467 Reviews | 70 Followers
79
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.

432 Reviews | 93 Followers
79
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.

406 Reviews | 62 Followers
75
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.

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 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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Entertainment Weekly
April 26th, 2016

"On stage, this fantasy-driven story remains stubbornly earthbound. Not that 'Tuck' isn’t trying its darndest: The actors are appealing…But they’re practically drowning in a flood of banalities and a deluge of clichés…Director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw does his best to keep things moving—and moving and moving and moving...His best work actually comes in a delightful penultimate-scene dream ballet, which packs more plot than the entire preceding two hours."
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Variety
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 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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Deadline
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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