is back. New York City's theater universe is whole once more.
- Robert Simonson, Playbill
"Knee-deep in whimsy
, fresh as paint in a brand-new Broadway theater."
- The Financial Times
"A perfectly pitched, disarmingly sincere performance that captures why The Fantasticks
became the enduring favorite it did. The Fantasticks is the last word in theatrical sophistication.
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"The Fantasticks has an almost newborn gleam. A dream. Long may its hand-drawn curtain wave."
- Rob Kendt, Newsday
"Try to remember how much you loved The Fantasticks the first time around? Not necessary. It's all here again, right before your astonished eyes. That goes for first-timers, too!
- David Finkle, Theatermania
"Uncorkably joyful, luxuriously laugh-laden and effusively emotional. The Fantasticks
is livelier and more energetic than most new shows."
- Matthew Murray, Talkin' Broadway
"A trip to The Fantasticks
is as much a part of the New York experience
as Radio City Music hall or the Circle Line."
- David Barbour, Broadway.com
"It's hard to resist The Fantasticks
' vintage charm: unamplified actors, effects like confetti snow
and sequined rain, and a sweetly melodic score."
- Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly
"A show that all but the most hardened souls will love.
- Ellis Nassour, Broadway Stars
"There is not a saccharine or sarcastic note throughout the entire show. May it run another 40 years.
- Lisa del Rosso, Theater Online
is a dream come true, a total joy.
- Simon Saltzman, CurtainUp
"The Fantasticks is the most child-friendly show currently playing in the new york theater district.
It's lively, squeaky-clean and not too long, and anyone old enough to watch a love story is old
enough to enjoy it."
- Terry Teachout, Arts Journal
"It feels like a game of make-believe
. The Fantasticks is just like the kind of teen-age love it depicts: nectar-sweet, exempt from time
, and not nearly as simple as you may remember."
- The New Yorker
"The show's themes of young love, disillusionment, and reconciliation
clearly strike an empathetic chord for all times.
- Harry Forbes, Backstage
"Irresistible. Great performances abound.
- Michael Criscuolo, NYTheatre.com