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The Fantasticks, Off-Broadway's Longest-Running Musical, Is Closing

The production, now playing at the Snapple Theater Center, will close on the 55th anniversary of its opening.

A scene from The Fantasticks at the Snapple Theater Center.
A scene from The Fantasticks at the Snapple Theater Center.

Producers of off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks have announced that the long-running musical will close on May 3, the 55th anniversary of the opening of the show in 1960. At the time of its closing the production will have played a total of 20,672 performances — 17,162 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse and 3,510 performances at the Snapple Theater Center.

The Fantasticks, featuring music by Harvey Schmidt and book, lyrics, and direction by Tom Jones, follows a boy and girl who fall in love and then quickly grow apart. The score includes hit songs such as "Try to Remember," "Soon It's Gonna Rain," and "They Were You."

The current cast of The Fantasticks features Edward Watts as the Narrator, Daniel Berryman as The Boy, Samantha Bruce as The Girl, Donald Corren as The Boy’s Father, Joe Dellger as The Girl's Father, MacIntyre Dixon as The Old Actor, Michael Nostrand as The Man Who Dies, and Drew Siegla as The Mute. The production also features Dave Schoonover, Rita Markova, and Tom Flagg.

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Closed: June 4, 2017