Parlato Steps Into Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks July 13

News   Parlato Steps Into Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks July 13
Dennis Parlato returns to the Off-Broadway production of the long-running musical The Fantasticks July 13 at the Jerry Orbach Theatre.

Lewis Cleale, who has been playing the role of El Gallo, is currently starring in the Muny production of Camelot. During his absence, Parlato (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Graduate) will inhabit the role through Aug. 2.

The Fantasticks currently features Addi McDaniel, Tom Flagg, Gene Jones, Michael Nostrand, Evy Ortiz, Steve Routman, Jonathan Schwartz, Douglas Ullman, Jr., John Thomas Waite and Scott Willis.

Featuring a score by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones, The Fantasticks, according to press notes "is a captivating and simple love story about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The audience uses its imagination to follow El Gallo as he creates a world of moonlight and magic, and then pain and disillusionment, until the boy and girl find their way back to one other."

Songs from the popular musical include "Try to Remember," "They Were You," "Much More," "Soon It's Gonna Rain" and "I Can See It."

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling (212) 307-4100. The Snapple Theater Center is located at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.

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