By Marc Snetiker
Updated May 13, 2015 at 06:09 PM EDT
Credit: Greg Mooney

The long-in-the-works musical Tuck Everlasting has found a home on Broadway.

The stage adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s 1975 novel—not the 2002 Alexis Bledel movie, to be sure—will open on Broadway on April 17, 2016 following a record-breaking run this year at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Previews begin on March 19 at a Shubert-owned theatre yet to be announced.

Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (currently represented on Broadway with Something Rotten!, Aladdin, and The Book of Mormon) will direct and choreograph the musical, which features a book by Claudia Shear, music by Chris Miller, and lyrics by Nathan Tysen.

Tuck follows Winnie Foster, a restless young girl who meets a teenage boy named Jesse Tuck whom she soon learns belongs to a family that has found the secret to eternal youth.

The show will also feature scenic design by Walt Spangler, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting by Kenneth Posner, and sound by Brian Ronan.