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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Broadway Vet Bradley Dean to Join The Fantasticks as El Gallo

Broadway Vet Bradley Dean to Join The Fantasticks as El Gallo

Bradley Dean will be the newest cast member in the off-Broadway classic The Fantasticks, taking over the role of El Gallo beginning July 25 He replaces Edward Watts, who exits the production on July 24.

Dean joins a company that currently includes Bill Bateman, Matt Dengler, MacIntyre Dixon, Tom Flagg, Matt Leisy, Anne Markt, Michael Nostrand, Dan Sharkey, Juliette Trafton ...

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