22 Jan 2013
George Dvorsky is the latest actor to step into the role of El Gallo in the long-running Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, which plays the Snapple Theater Center.
Dvorsky recently appeared in the Off-Broadway revival of Closer Than Ever. His credits also include The Scarlet Pimpernel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Passion. He began performances in The Fantasticks Jan. 21.
The Fantasticks is the world's longest-running musical, having played a record-breaking run of more than 17,000 performances in Greenwich Village. Harvey Schmidt wrote the music, and Tom Jones penned the book and lyrics.
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.
Book writer and lyricist Jones staged the revival of The Fantasticks, which has choreography by Janet Watson.
The Fantasticks resumed performances Off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater June 16, 2008. The Fantasticks is produced by Terzetto, LLC/Catherine Russell and by Pat Flicker Addis and Al Parinello.