Ali Ewoldt Will Join The Fantasticks Off-Broadway
By Adam Hetrick
Ali Ewoldt (West Side Story, Les Misérables) will join the Off-Broadway cast of The Fantasticks as Luisa, beginning May 13 at the Snapple Theater Center.
The Fantasticks recently celebrated its 54th anniversary Off-Broadway on May 3.
In addition to Ewoldt, the cast features George Dvorsky as the Narrator (El Gallo), Jim Schubin as The Boy (Matt), Dan Sharkey as The Boy's Father (Hucklebee), Joseph Dellger as The Girl's Father (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon as The Old Actor (Henry), Michael Nostrand as The Man Who Dies (Mortimer) and Daniel Rowan as The Mute. The production also features Tom Flagg, Rita Markova and William Thomas Evans.
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.
Book writer and lyricist Jones staged the revival of The Fantasticks, which has choreography by Janet Watson. Robert Felstein is the musical director/pianist and Jacqueline Kerrod is the harpist.
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.
The Fantasticks resumed performances Off-Broadway at the Snapple Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater June 16, 2008. The Fantasticks is produced by Al Parinello and Catherine Russell.
For tickets phone (212) 921-7862 or visit SnappleTheater.com.
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