Off-Broadway's Fantasticks Welcomes Ron Bohmer as El Gallo
By Adam Hetrick
Ron Bohmer has joined the Off-Broadway cast of The Fantasticks as the mysterious El Gallo. The long-running production continues to play at the Snapple Theater Center.
Bohmer has appeared on Broadway in A Little Night Music, Ragtime, The Woman in White, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables. He also starred in the national tours of Sunset Boulevard and The Phantom of the Opera. He began performances Oct. 8, succeeding Jeremiah James in the role.
The principal cast also features pop singer Aaron Carter (Seussical) as Matt and Addi McDaniel (Little House on the Prairie) as Luisa.
Completing the cast are MacIntyre Dixon (Cyrano de Bergerac, Gypsy), Bill Bateman (Gypsy; Hello, Dolly!), Tom Flagg (Will Rogers Follies, How To Succeed...), Matt Leisy (The History Boys), Michael Nostrand (Jelly's Last Jam, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Dan Sharkey (The Music Man, Show Boat) and Scott Willis (Annie, State Fair, Crazy For You).
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. Terzetto LLC, Pat Flicker Addiss and MARS Theatricals (Amy Danis and Mark Johannes) produce.
The Fantasticks resumed performances Off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater June 16, 2008.
For tickets phone (212) 921-7862 or visit SnappleTheater.com.
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