Audiences don’t often get to hear the composers of their favorite musicals sing the very songs they crafted, but that won’t be the case for the new Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting, who will beat their own show to the punch.
Before the stage adaptation based on the 1975 children’s novel reaches Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre this April, songwriters Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen assembled in the cozy Strand Bookstore in New York City to preview three of the new songs — exclusively for EW — which they’ve written for the upcoming production of the cherished title.
Miller penned the music and Tysen wrote the lyrics, and Tuck will mark the Broadway debut for both budding writers. The show, which follows a young girl named Winnie Foster who stumbles upon an immortal family nestled in the woods, also features a book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, direction by Casey Nicholaw, and a cast of Broadway veterans including Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Michael Park, and Terrence Mann.
In the first song, “The Wheel” (video above), Tysen and Miller recruited the show’s tiny Winnie portrayer, Sarah Charles Lewis.
“Top of the World” finds Jesse Tuck (Keenan-Bolger) introducing Winnie to his world.
In “My Most Beautiful Day,” Mae Tuck (Carmello) selects her favorite memory from a lifetime of immortality.
Tuck Everlasting begins previews on Broadway on March 31; the show opens on April 26.