Massachusetts' Cape Playhouse will present the record-breaking musical The Fantasticks September 7–17.
Tony-winning producer and Cape Playhouse Artistic Director David Elliott will direct a cast that includes William Thomas Evans (The Scarlet Pimpernel) as The Boy’s Father, Hucklebee; Eric Michael Gillett (Kiss Me, Kate)as the Girl’s Father, Bellomy; Christopher Gurr (Cats) as the Actor, Henry; David Hughey (Waitress) as the Narrator, El Gallo; Jonathan Spivey (The Front Page) as Mortimer, the Man Who Dies; Levin Valayil as the Boy, Matt; Charity Van Tassel as the Mute; and Rebbekah Vega-Romero (Seussical tour) as the Girl, Luisa.
Dan Pardo is the music director for the production with choreography by Van Tassel.
Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks tells an allegorical story loosely based on Edmund Rostand's 1894 play The Romancers (Les Romanesques), concerning two neighboring parents who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud.
During its original run at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village, The Fantasticks logged a record-breaking 17,162 performances. When the original production closed in 2002, news of the closing made the front page of The New York Times. In 2006, the revival opened at The Theater Center, directed by Jones. That production closed June 4, 2017, after playing 4,390 performances in the Jerry Orbach Theatre, for a combined total of 21,552 performances in New York—still the longest-running musical production worldwide.
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