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Long-Running Off-Broadway Musical The Fantasticks Will Close

Long-Running Off-Broadway Musical The Fantasticks Will Close

The Fantasticks, the hit musical with an initial extended run that began in 1960, will close off-Broadway. The musical will end its run June 4 after having played 4,390 performances at the Jerry Orbach Theatre.

The original mounting of The Fantasticks opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse on May 3, 1960 and closed on January 13, 2002. The musical ...

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Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Lorenzo Lamas of The Fantasticks

Broadway.com #LiveatFive with Lorenzo Lamas of The Fantasticks

Lorenzo Lamas, currently starring in The Fantasticks, stops by Broadway.com HQ to chat with Paul Wontorek.

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Falcon Crest Favorite Lorenzo Lamas Will Join The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

Falcon Crest Favorite Lorenzo Lamas Will Join The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

The Great White Way may be all about the ‘80s this summer, but this October, that blast from the past is heading off-Broadway. Falcon Crest star Lorenzo Lamas will join the cast of The Fantasticks from October 24 through November 6 at the Jerry Orbach Theater. He takes over from Shavey Brown in the role of the suave narrator, El ...

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After Anonymous Donation, The Fantasticks Will Remain Open Off-Broadway

After Anonymous Donation, The Fantasticks Will Remain Open Off-Broadway

Thanks to two anonymous donors and longtime fans of The Fantasticks, the perennial off-Broadway musical will no longer close as scheduled. The production had previously announced that it would play its final performance on May 3 at the Snapple Theater Center.

The show, which has played off-Broadway since 1960 (with some hiatuses along the way,) has developed a loyal fan ...

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Off-Broadway's Longest-Running Musical The Fantasticks Sets Closing Date

Off-Broadway's Longest-Running Musical The Fantasticks Sets Closing Date

After 55 years, off-Broadway's longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, will shutter on May 3. At the time of its closing the production will have played a total of 20,672 performances in NYC: 17,162 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse and 3,510 performances at the Snapple Theater Center.

Directed by Tom Jones, The Fantasticks has a book and lyrics by ...

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Squigs Sketches a Moonlit Portrait of Max Crumm & the Cast of The Fantasticks

Squigs Sketches a Moonlit Portrait of Max Crumm & the Cast of The Fantasticks

Follow, follow, follow Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson to the Snapple Center to pen a whimsical portrait of the hit musical The Fantasticks! The world’s longest running musical tells the story of Matt (Max Crumm, right), a lovestruck boy who falls head over heels for Louisa (Samantha Bruce, left). Squigs caught a recent performance of the romantic tale ...

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Broadway Alum Max Crumm Will Join the Cast of Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks

Broadway Alum Max Crumm Will Join the Cast of Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks

Broadway alum Max Crumm will join the cast of The Fantasticks in the lead role of The Boy (Matt). He will begin performances in the classic off-Broadway musical beginning July 8 at the Snapple Theater Center. He will take over from Jim Schubin.

Crumm made his Broadway debut in the most recent revival of Grease, after winning the role on ...

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Edward Watts to Join the Cast of The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

Edward Watts to Join the Cast of The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

Edward Watts (Scandalous, It's a Bird...Plane...It's Superman at Encores!) is joining the cast of The Fantasticks at off-Broadway’s Snapple Theater Center. He will take over from Jeremiah James as the Narrator (El Gallo) on April 28 for a two-week engagement, playing through May 12. The long-running show’s 56th anniversary is on May 3.

Directed by Tom Jones,  ...

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Jeremiah James to Play Mysterious Narrator El Gallo in Off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks

Jeremiah James to Play Mysterious Narrator El Gallo in Off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks

West End favorite Jeremiah James is taking on a legendary role at off-Broadway’s Snapple Theater Center! James will play El Gallo in the hit long-running musical The Fantasticks, succeeding current star George Dvorsky. Directed by Tom Jones, The Fantasticks features a book and lyrics by Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. Follow (follow, follow, follow) James to New York City ...

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Ali Ewoldt on Why the 'Amazing Love Story' of The Fantasticks Has Delighted Fans for Over 50 Years

Ali Ewoldt on Why the 'Amazing Love Story' of The Fantasticks Has Delighted Fans for Over 50 Years

The long-running musical The Fantasticks, which is about to celebrate its 20,000th performance, is bringing a classic tale of love to off-Broadway’s Snapple Theater Center. Get the scoop on the show with The Fantasticks star Ali Ewoldt!

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Broadway Alum Ali Ewoldt to Star in Off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks

Broadway Alum Ali Ewoldt to Star in Off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks

Ali Ewoldt will star as bright-eyed dreamer Luisa in the long-running off-Broadway hit The Fantasticks beginning May 13. Ewoldt succeeds Addi McDaniel, who is currently starring in the South Coast Repertory production of The Fantasticks in Costa Mesa, CA. Directed by Tom Jones, featuring a book and lyrics by Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, The Fantasticks is currently running ...

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George Dvorsky to Play El Gallo in Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks

George Dvorsky to Play El Gallo in Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks

Broadway alum George Dvorsky assumed the role of the narrator, El Gallo, in The Fantasticks beginning January 21. Dvorsky succeeds Richard Roland in the long-running musical. Directed by Tom Jones, featuring a book and lyrics by Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, The Fantasticks is currently playing at off-Broadway’s Snapple Theater Center.

The Fantasticks tells the story of two neighboring ...

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Aaron Carter to Take Leave of Absence from The Fantasticks for Concert Tour

Aaron Carter to Take Leave of Absence from The Fantasticks for Concert Tour

Recording artist and Broadway alum Aaron Carter will take his final bow as love-struck teenager Matt in The Fantasticks at off-Broadway’s Snapple Theater Center on February 17. Carter, who will depart the production for a concert tour, plans to return to the long-running musical at a yet to be determined date after the tour is finished. No replacement for the ...

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John Davidson Returns to The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

John Davidson Returns to The Fantasticks Off-Broadway

John Davidson will return to the The Fantasticks as Bellomy on December 1 at off-Broadway's Snapple Theater Center. The actor played Henry during a recent summer engagement, and previously starred as Matt in the 1964 television adaptation of the musical.

Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, The Fantasticks tells the story of two neighbors ...

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Ron Bohmer Joins Off-Broadway Company of The Fantasticks as El Gallo

Ron Bohmer Joins Off-Broadway Company of The Fantasticks as El Gallo

Broadway vet Ron Bohmer has joined the off-Broadway revival of The Fantasticks as the dashing narrator and bandit El Gallo. Bohmer, who replaces Jeremiah James, gave his first performance on October 8 at the Snapple Theater Center, joining a cast that includes Aaron Carter and Addi McDaniel as Luisa and Matt, respectively.

Bohmer’s Broadway credits include A Little Night Music ...

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Aaron Carter of The Fantasticks Prepping a New Pop Music Album

Aaron Carter of The Fantasticks Prepping a New Pop Music Album

Aaron Carter has been juggling pop music and stage acting for more than a decade, including a stint as JoJo in Seussical on Broadway and his current role as Matt in off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks. The 24-year-old performer is now working on a new pop album, according to the New York Post.

“My goal is to get it out by December ...

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John Davidson on His Five-Decade History With The Fantasticks and His Dream of Playing Ted Kennedy

John Davidson on His Five-Decade History With The Fantasticks and His Dream of Playing Ted Kennedy

If you’re over 40 (okay, 50), John Davidson needs no introduction. Beginning in the mid-1960s, the handsome, dimpled actor jumped from musicals and Disney movies to headlining in Las Vegas and hosting That’s Incredible, Hollywood Squares and more. One of Davidson’s first screen roles was the young hero Matt in a 1964 TV film of The Fantasticks (Watch the video ...

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John Davidson to Return to The Fantasticks For Five-Week Engagement

John Davidson to Return to The Fantasticks For Five-Week Engagement

TV personality John Davidson will return to the cast of the long-running off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks for a five-week limited engagement. Davidson, who starred as Matt in the 1964 television adaptation of The Fantasticks and in the off-Broadway production as Henry, will return to the role of Henry on July 30. Davidson will remain with the production through September 2 ...

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Jeremiah James Set to Play El Gallo in off-Broadway's The Fantasticks

Jeremiah James Set to Play El Gallo in off-Broadway's The Fantasticks

West End alum Jeremiah James will join the cast of The Fantasticks as El Gallo beginning May 8 at off-Broadway’s Snapple Theater Center. James succeeds Edwards Watts in the classic musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt.

The Fantasticks is the story of two young lovers who are separated when their fathers build a wall between their houses. Featuring a ...

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John Davidson to Appear in The Fantasticks 48 Years After Starring in Film Adaptation

John Davidson to Appear in The Fantasticks 48 Years After Starring in Film Adaptation

John Davidson will join the cast of The Fantasticks as Henry on June 1 at off-Broadway's Snapple Theater Center. Davidson, who starred as Matt in the 1964 TV adaptation of the musical, will play a limited engagement through June 16.



Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, The Fantasticks concerns two neighboring fathers who ...

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Pop Star Aaron Carter Extends His Run in The Fantasticks

Pop Star Aaron Carter Extends His Run in The Fantasticks

Recording artist and actor Aaron Carter has extended his run playing rebellious young romantic Matt in off-Broadway's The Fantasticks. Carter, who joined the show at the Snapple Theatre Center on November 7, 2011, was originally scheduled to conclude his run on April 22, but will now perform through July 22.

The cast of The Fantasticks also includes Edward Watts, Whitney ...

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Squigs Pens a Whimsical Portrait of Aaron Carter & Company in The Fantasticks

Squigs Pens a Whimsical Portrait of Aaron Carter & Company in The Fantasticks

Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson recently basked in the off-Broadway love at the Snapple Theatre Center and created a sketch to capture the mystical mood of The Fantasticks. The world’s longest running musical stars pop singer Aaron Carter as Matt, a lovestruck boy who falls for the lovely Luisa (Juliette Trafton). Squigs details the love affair, and the ...

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Broadway Holiday Flashback! The Fantasticks' Aaron Carter Wants Christmas 'Candy'

Broadway Holiday Flashback! The Fantasticks' Aaron Carter Wants Christmas 'Candy'

Mark off another day on the calendar: the holidays are almost here, and Broadway.com is celebrating the season with festive videos featuring Broadway's biggest stars. Aaron Carter is currently delighting audiences in off-Broadway's long-running romance, The Fantasticks. In 2001 Carter rang in Christmas by appearing in the holiday episode of the Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire, opposite his former flame ...

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The Fantasticks’ Aaron Carter on Paving the Way for Justin Bieber and Learning from Michael Jackson

The Fantasticks’ Aaron Carter on Paving the Way for Justin Bieber and Learning from Michael Jackson

Aaron Carter was only 13 when he made his Broadway debut as JoJo in Seussical, but he was already a veteran performer. Carter, who is back on the New York stage as rebellious young lover Matt in off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks, cut his teeth opening for the 1990s megagroup the Backstreet Boys, which featured his older brother Nick Carter. Aaron has ...

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Pop Star Aaron Carter Headed Off-Broadway in The Fantasticks

Pop Star Aaron Carter Headed Off-Broadway in The Fantasticks

Recording artist and actor Aaron Carter will join the off-Broadway cast of The Fantasticks in the role of rebellious young romantic Matt on November 7. He succeeds Matt Leisy, who will remain with the company in the role of The Mute. The musical continues its run at the Snapple Theatre Center.

The cast of The Fantasticks also includes Bradley Dean ...

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