Tom Jones Steps Into The Fantasticks April 26

News   Tom Jones Steps Into The Fantasticks April 26
 
The Fantasticks book writer and lyricist Tom Jones joins the cast of that Off-Broadway production April 26 in celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the long-running musical.
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Jones, who also directed the latest revival and has previously appeared in the role of Henry (The Old Actor), will reprise his performance in the production using his stage name, Thomas Bruce. The current cast includes Edward Watts, Erik Altemus, Tom Flagg, Gene Jones, Matt Leisy, Michael Nostrand, Evy Ortiz, Steve Routman, Kimberly Whalen and Scott Willis.

The Fantasticks has choreography by Janet Watson with musical direction by Robert Felstein.

The Fantasticks resumed performances Off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater June 16, 2008. The musical began a winter hiatus Feb. 24, 2008, following 27 previews and 628 regular performances at the Orbach Theater. The musical originally opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in May 1960 and closed Jan. 13, 2002.

Harvey Schmidt wrote the music and Jones penned the book and lyrics. Word Baker directed the original Off-Broadway company.

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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