Golden Globe nominee Lorenzo Lamas (Grease, Falcon Crest, Celebrity Apprentice) plays the suave and charismatic narrator El Gallo in the long-running Off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks beginning October 24.
Lamas is playing a limited engagement through November 6. In an earlier statement the actor said, “It’s an honor and a thrill to return to New York and to be on the stage where it all began.”
The cast also features Nathan Goodrich as The Boy (Matt), Madison Claire Parks as The Girl (Luisa), Donald Corren as The Boy’s Father (Hucklebee), Dale Hensley as The Girl's Father (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon as The Old Actor (Henry), Michael Nostrand as The Man Who Dies (Mortimer), and Drew Seigla as The Mute with John Thomas Waite, Rob Richardson, and Belinda Allyn.
Robert Felstein is the musical director/pianist, and Marge Fitts is the harpist. Production stage manager is Paul Blankenship, and the assistant stage manager is Earlye Rhodes.
A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks (music by Harvey Schmidt; book, lyrics and direction by Tom Jones) is the “quintessential story of a boy and girl who fall in love and then quickly grow apart when they realize they want to experience the world,” according to press notes. “What follows is a hilarious and heartwarming story appropriate for all ages.”
Tickets are priced at $76.50 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (212) 921-7862, by logging onto www.Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the The Theater Center box office. The musical plays The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.
(Updated October 24, 2016)