Fantasticks Celebrates New CD at Barnes & Noble April 11

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The cast of the current revival of The Fantasticks — including co-creator Tom Jones — celebrate the show's new recording April 11 at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center.

The CD signing will begin at 5:30 PM at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble, which is located in Manhattan at 1972 Broadway at 66th Street. In addition to the signing, the one-hour event will also include live performances and a discussion with Tom Jones, who also directed the current revival at the Snapple Theater Center.

The Fantasticks cast album was recorded Aug. 22, 2006, and released Nov. 14 on the Ghostlight Records label.

The cast of The Fantasticks currently features Thomas Bruce (Henry), John Deyle (Hucklebee), Julie Craig (Luisa), Douglas Ullman, Jr. (Matt), Burke Moses (El Gallo), Robert R. Oliver (Mortimer), Martin Vidnovic (Bellomy) and Nick Spangler (the Mute). "American Idol" finalist Anthony Fedorov will join the company May 1 in the role of Matt.

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* Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' The Fantasticks, according to press notes, "tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall madly in love at the hands of their meddling fathers, but soon grow restless and stray from one another. Will their separation provide a deeper appreciation for the love they once shared or create a permanent gulf between them?" Song titles include "Try to Remember," "Much More" and "I Can See It."

The Fantasticks is the world's longest-running musical, having played a record-breaking run of more than 17,000 performances in Greenwich Village. 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. Harvey Schmidt wrote the music, and Tom Jones penned the book and lyrics. Word Baker directed the original Off-Broadway company.

Tickets, priced $76, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting

The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.

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