Broadway musical 'Tuck Everlasting' no longer everlasting

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Posted: May 24, 2016 6:25 PM
Broadway musical 'Tuck Everlasting' no longer everlasting

NEW YORK (AP) — The new musical "Tuck Everlasting" has failed to find eternal life on Broadway. It's closing on Sunday after playing less than 70 performances.

The show earned only one Tony Award nomination — for Gregg Barnes' costumes — and never pulled in more than $340,000 a week from a potential of $1.1 million.

The tale of a young girl who befriends a unique family that has gained eternal life began previews on Broadway in late March at the Broadhurst Theatre under the direction and choreography of Casey Nicholaw.

The musical is based on the popular 1975 children's book of the same title by Natalie Babbitt, which became a Disney film in 2002. It starred Broadway veterans Carolee Carmello, Fred Applegate, Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Terrence Mann.