— The world's longest-running musical returns to New York!
|Opening||aug 16, 2006|
2hrs, 5mins. (1 Intermission)
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The Fantasticks tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another. Will their separation provide a deeper appreciation for the love they once shared—or create a permanent gulf between them? The Fantasticks is a quintessential celebration of love in all its gorgeous simplicity and heartbreaking complexities. The Fantasticks originally opened at New York's Sullivan Street Playhouse on May 3, 1960, and played 17,162 performances before closing January 13, 2002, making it the world's longest-running musical. This production, directed by librettist Tom Jones, inaugurates the new Snapple Theatre Center and includes the beloved songs "Try to Remember," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" and many more. If you've never seen this classic romantic fable—or if you've seen and loved it—now is the time to fall under the spell of The Fantasticks again.
What Is The Fantasticks Like?
As in the original 1960 off-Broadway production, The Fantasticks is performed on a bare-bones set reminiscent of putting on a show in someone’s backyard. The sun and moon are made from cardboard, and the action takes place on plain wood platforms. Simplicity is part of ...
The world's longest-running musical returns to New York!
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