In an interview with The Fantasticks’ Tom Jones last week, Seattle theatre writer John Longenbaugh tried to nail down what makes The Fantasticks such an "amazing show.” The insightful discussion ranged from the origins of The Fantasticks before the original off-Broadway run to Jones' continued involvement in the show and beyond. Long-time fans may find the discussion of the decision to change the final line to be of particular interest, as well as Jones’ description of The Fantasticks as “a celebration of the theatre.”
The Fantasticks' Max Crumm and Samantha Bruce co-hosted Broadway in Bryant Park on another spectacular afternoon with 106.7 Lite FM's Christine Nagy. To conclude an afternoon with some of the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway, Max and Samantha performed the classic "Soon It's Gonna Rain." Please check out photos of the event on our Facebook page and don't miss their on-stage selfie.
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Anna Gilligan from Good Day NY interviewed the cast of The Fantasticks for a segment on Fox Five, check it out at MyFoxNY.com This comes on the heels of an Associated Press Article on The Fantasticks' Kevin R. Free. Coverage of The Fantasticks' Max Crumm continues with a series of interviews - firstly with "Call Me Adam" and recently with Josh Ferri at BroadwayBox for The Daily Scoop.
Broadway and film actor Max Crumm (Grease, Easy A) will join The Fantasticks as Matt (The Boy) beginning July 8th. Max Crumm starred as Danny Zuko in the most recent Broadway revival of Grease and has also appeared in DISASTER! and F#%KING UP EVERYTHING Off-Broadway. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
Dan Sharkey, fresh off The Bridges of Madison County, returns to The Fantasticks as Hucklebee, Matt's father. Broadway credits include Spider-Man Turn off the Dark, The Music Man, Show Boat (London Co.). Dan has also been seen on television, playing Herb Crocker on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Come see the new fathers tonight!
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The Fantasticks welcomes Kevin R. Free as Bellomy, Luisa's father. Free has performed Off Broadway in From My Hometown, Taking A Chance On Love and in The Conjure Man Dies. Free has appeared on Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and can be heard in over 100 audio books including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Known World.
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Edward Watts returns to The Fantasticks for two weeks beginning April 28. Watts previously starred as El Gallo during the 50th Anniversary year and with Aaron Carter. Watts starred in the Broadway production of Scandalous. Off-Broadway, he took on the role of Superman in It's a Bird..Plane..It's Superman at Encores!, His other stage credits include The Most Happy Fella at the NYC Opera and Transport at The Irish Rep. Tours: The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Les Miserables (Enjolras,) 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Adam Pontipee,) Beauty and the Beast (Gaston.) Regional Theatre: Roman Holiday at The Guthrie, Funny Thing... Forum (Helen Hayes nomination Best Supporting Actor) at The Shakespeare Theatre D.C., Saving Aimee and 7 Brides for 7 Brothers at The 5th Avenue, 1776 at Goodspeed Opera, Annie Get Your Gun at Sacramento Music Circus, A Little Night Music at Michigan Opera Theatre, The Music Man and Camelot at Music Theatre of Wichita, etc. TV: recurring roles on "The Sopranos", "All My Children", "Rescue Me", "The Carrie Diaries", and "As the World Turns".
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West End star and international recording artist Jeremiah James is thrilled to be returning to The Fantasticks as El Gallo. With over 70 professional theater credits some highlights include: Billy Bigelow, West End revival of Carousel, Scud the Rat “The Great American Mousical” Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, Bobby Child, Crazy for You (L. A. Ovation, Best Actor nominee), John Willoughby, World Premiere of Sense and Sensibility the Musical, Doctor Shocker, The Gay Bride of Frankenstein The REP (Spotlight Best Actor Nominee), Tours: Curly, Trevor Nunn revival of Oklahoma! 1st National tour. See Jeremiah James perform as El Gallo tonight! Get Tickets To The Fantasticks.
Last night, on September 15, The Fantasticks performed it's 20,000th performance in New York City. Preceding the show, Tom Jones reflected on the more than fifty years of history - after the show, the party kicked off. Steven Duskin of The Huffington Post said of the performance; "what most impressed me this time was how fresh and alive this material is... pure joy". The Associated Press described it as a "mind-boggling milestone."
Tom Jones in an excerpt from The New York Daily News, Sept 15. 2013: "I was in the original cast in 1960 and I returned to play the same role on the 50th anniversary," he says. "As I crawled out of the old theatrical trunk to make my entrance, I was suddenly struck by the realization that everything was the same. The world around us had undergone vast changes," Jones continues. "So many of my friends and fellow actors had passed away. But this tale we were telling, this parable about growing up, was still able to touch people, to make them laugh and weep, after all these years. And I was very moved by that." Read on with the link below.
The Fantasticks was thrilled to again take part in Broadway in Bryant Park. Performances by Jim Schubin, Jeremiah James, Rita Markova, Daniel Marcus and Joseph Dellger included "Soon It's Gonna Rain", "Never Say No", "I Can See It" and "Try To Remember". Check out our photos right now, and stay tuned for video!
Ali Ewoldt joins the cast of The Fantasticks as Luisa. She recently played Maria on the 1st National Broadway tour of West Side Story. Other credits include Cosette in the Broadway Revival of Les Misérables, Tuptim in The King and I, Cosette in the Les Misérables National Tour, Maria in Pittsburgh CLO's West Side Story and Disney's Aladdin as Jasmine.
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George Dvorsky, star of the critically acclaimed revival of CLOSER THAN EVER at the York Theater, has joined the cast of The Fantasticks as the dashing and villainous El Gallo.
Dvorsky's Broadway credits include the title role in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, the Tony Award® Winning PASSION, MARILYN: AN AMERICAN FABLE and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. He also starred as Prince Charming in the NYC Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA at Lincoln Center where he also played Tommy in BRIGADOON. Off-Broadway: PETE N KEELY, the revival of DAMES AT SEA and ‘AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND. George has performed with symphonies all over the world, including Iceland, Hong Kong, Sweden, and Italy.
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The Fantasticks Aaron Carter is scheduled for an interview on "Dirty Pop" with Lance Bass tonight at 6:30PM EST on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The interview can be heard on channel OutQ 108, and listeners can call in at 866-305-6887 to participate. For folks who do not subscribe to SiriusXM, a free online trial is available at SiriusXM.com.
Carter, currently starring in The Fantasticks as Matt until February 17, will soon be on a concert tour. To see Aaron Carter in The Fantasticks, reserve tickets now.
The Fantasticks is pleased to announce we’re once again participating with Off Broadway week! That means you can get 2-for-1 tickets to The Fantasticks for January 28-Feb. 10th! To reserve your 2-for-1 tickets you can either…
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Get $25 tickets for Aaron’s 25th – Friday, Dec. 7th at 8pm. See The Fantasticks and then stay after for some cake and cheer with Aaron! Call the Box Office on Aaron’s Bday between 10am-8pm and get your ticket for the celebration! To get the deal, be sure to mention Aaron’s Bday!
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Have a Fantasticks Thanksgiving! Enjoy your turkey and all the trimmings then bring the entire family to experience the world’s longest running musical. The special Thanksgiving day performance of The Fantasticks starts at 8PM.
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Davidson returns December 3 as Bellomy, Luisa's quirky yet lovable father - this time getting to showcase his singing! Davidson originally played Matt in the 1964 Hallmark Hall of Fame television version and was with us here at the Snapple Theater Center for two short engagements this past summer as the old actor, Henry. Now get a chance to see Davidson as Bellomy! Buy tickets today!
UPDATE 2, Oct 31 - Performances of The Fantasticks are back on schedule beginning this afternoon with the matinee show at 2 PM. Call, click, or visit to purchase tickets. Happy Halloween!
UPDATE 1, Oct 30 - There will be no show tonight (Tues.)
Oct 29 - There will be no show tonight (Mon) and likely no show tomorrow (Tues.) We will provide updates as we can. Stay safe.
SHOW SCHEDULE CHANGE! We are mixing things up at the theater this week – (there was a TV show filming here!) Due to cancellation of Monday night’s show, we have added a performance of The Fantasticks on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 8pm. A special chance to catch The Fantasticks on a Thursday. Make it a date! Reserve tickets by calling the Box Office at 212-921-7862.
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Aaron Carter has once again extended his run in The Fantasticks through all of 2012 and into the New Year. Carter stars as Matt, the rebellious boy in love with his neighbor Luisa (Addi McDaniel), who must face the challenges of life beyond the safety and innocence of youth.
The holiday season is fast approaching - reserve your tickets today. Remember, theater gift certificates are a great way to give someone a special holiday experience they won't soon forget. After all, "Deep in December the hearts will remember, and follow..." Call 212-921-7862 or visit Ticketmaster to buy tickets now!
The Fantasticks is thrilled to welcome Ron Bohmer (A Little Night Music, Ragtime, The Scarlet Pimpernel) to the cast. Bohmer joins as the dashing and mysterious El Gallo - the narrator and villainous bandit hired to disrupt the relationship between the young lovers Matt (Aaron Carter) and Luisa (Addi McDaniel). Ron joins the cast beginning this evening at 8:00 PM. Buy Tickets now!
Addi McDaniel has been part of The Fantasticks´ family for some time now and the cast and production team are thrilled to have her back as Luisa full-time. McDaniel was the first actress to work with Aaron Carter during private rehearsals before his debut in The Fantasticks last year. Come see Addi and Aaron in the show TODAY!
John Davidson's extended visit has concluded! Davidson had guest starred as the larger-than-life and hysterically funny Old Actor, Henry. Of these last few weeks with Mr. Davidson, The Examiner has said, "If you've never seen this simple and beautiful musical...now is the time to see it."
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