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Emmy Nominee Peter Reckell Gets Ready to Join The Fantasticks

The Days of Our Lives star will take on the role of El Gallo.

Peter Reckell is the new El Gallo in Broadway's The Fantasticks.
(© David Gordon)

Days of Our Lives Emmy nominee Peter Reckell will join the cast of off-Broadway's The Fantasticks at The Theater Center from September 5-25. On August 31, he met the press to celebrate his run.

In 1981, Reckell performed the role of the Mute and covered the role of the Boy in the Sullivan Street production. He will now take on the role of El Gallo, the show's narrator.

Reckell is best known for his character Bo Brady on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, which he performed from 1983-87, from 1990-91, and for a third stint from 1995-2012. He made his network-television debut in 1980 as Eric Hollister on As the World Turns, and during part of his absence from Days, Reckell starred in the role of Johnny Rourke on the primetime series Knots Landing. His stage credits also include Moonchildren, Pirates of Penzance, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Love Letters, and Death Trap.

Peter Reckell is flanked by current leading players Madison Claire Parks and Andrew Polec.
(© David Gordon)

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 cast currently features Andrew Polec as the Boy (Matt), Madison Claire Parks as the Girl (Luisa), Donald Corren as the Boy's Father (Hucklebee), Dale Hensley as the Girl's Father (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon as the Old Actor (Henry), Michael Nostrand as the Man Who Dies (Mortimer), and Drew Seigla as the Mute. The production also includes John Thomas Waite, Rob Richardson, and Kimberly Immanuel.

Peter Reckell joins the current Fantasticks company for a photo.
(© David Gordon)

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