Exclusive: A Trove of Rarely-Seen Photos of The Fantasticks

News   Exclusive: A Trove of Rarely-Seen Photos of The Fantasticks
The long-running Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks narrowly averted closing May 3 when a pair of deep-pocketed fans stepped in to help producers with a sum that they said will keep the show running for the foreseeable future.

As a celebration of the show's rebirth, producer Catherine Russell released to Playbill.com a treasury of rarely-seen photos from throughout the show's original run (1960-2002) at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village, and its current revival (2006-present) at the Jerry Orbach Theatre near Times Square.

For more information or to order tickets to The Fantasticks, visit Fantasticksonbroadway.com.



Alice Cannon as The Girl, in a photo dated 1963.


Seated on stage: Alice Cannon and Ty McConnel. Seated on bench (L-R): Charlie Blackburn and John High. Standing (L-R): James Cook and John Cunningham, in a 1963 photo by Sam Seigel.


The first ad for The Fantasticks, listing the original cast. Top price during previews is listed as $3.90. Top price after the opening — skyrocketed to $4.90 ("tax included").


Photo of a 1990 U.S. tour that starred Robert Goulet (front) as El Gallo. Also in the cast (L-R) Gerry Vichi (currently on Broadway as Shylock in Something Rotten!), Neil Nash, Glory Crampton and Ralston Hill.


Composer Harvey Schmidt (top) and lyricist-librettist Tom Jones, circa late 1970s.


(L-R): Jerry Orbach, Rita Gardner and an unidentified man, possibly Kenneth Nelson, reunite for TV host Mike Douglas in the mid 1960s.


Lyricist Tom Jones (a.k.a. Thomas Bruce) working with original El Gallo Jerry Orbach in a photo (signed in 1966 but taken in late 1959 or early 1960) from Orbach's personal collection.

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