Moses, Bashor and Ullman, Jr. to Rejoin Fantasticks Cast

News   Moses, Bashor and Ullman, Jr. to Rejoin Fantasticks Cast
 
The Off-Broadway production of the revival of The Fantasticks will welcome the return of three of its previous co-stars.

On Oct. 29 Burke Moses and Doug Ullman, Jr. will assume the roles of, respectively, El Gallo and Matt. On Nov. 5 Whitney Bashor will become the musical's latest Luisa. Those roles are currently played by Ivan Hernandez (El Gallo), Nick Spangler (Matt) and Julie Craig (Luisa).

The company also features Thomas Bruce (Henry), John Deyle (Hucklebee), Jordan Nichols (The Mute), Robert R. Oliver (Mortimer) and Martin Vidnovic as (Bellomy).

Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' The Fantasticks, according to press notes, "tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another. Will their separation provide a deeper appreciation for the love they once shared or create a permanent gulf between them?" Song titles include "Try to Remember," "Much More" and "I Can See It."

The Fantasticks is the world's longest-running musical, having played a record-breaking run of more than 17,000 performances in Greenwich Village. The Fantasticks originally opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in May 1960 and closed Jan. 13, 2002. The original company included Wedding Singer star Rita Gardner and the late Jerry Orbach. Harvey Schmidt wrote the music, and Tom Jones penned the book and lyrics. Word Baker directed the original Off-Broadway company.

The Fantasticks cast album was recorded Aug. 22, 2006, and released Nov. 14 on the Ghostlight Records label. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (212) 307-4100.

The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.

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