Aaron Carter Extends Run in FANTASTICKS Through April 22

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Triple-platinum recording artist Aaron Carter, originally scheduled to complete his run as Matt in The Fantasticks on January 22, 2012, will remain with the production through April 22, 2012. A new block of tickets is now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

“Eight times every week I get to perform with an amazingly talented cast in the greatest musical ever written!” said Carter. “I’m thrilled to extend my run in this classic show.”

Carter burst onto the pop music scene in the late nineties and quickly achieved worldwide superstardom and the adoration of millions of loyal fans, selling more than 30 million records. In The Fantasticks, he plays the role of Matt, a rebellious young romantic who becomes restless, goes out into the world and discovers that with love comes responsibility, with independence comes danger, and with maturity comes happiness.

Tickets to The Fantasticks are priced at $76.50 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (212) 921-7862, by logging onto Ticketmaster.com, or by visiting the Snapple Theater Center box office at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway. A limited number of premium front row seats are available for each performance priced at $126.50. Premium seating includes a post-performance meet-and-greet with Aaron Carter.

A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks (music by Harvey Schmidt, book/lyrics/direction by Tom Jones) is the quintessential story of a boyfriend and girlfriend who quickly grow apart when they realize they want to experience the world. What follows is a hilarious and heartwarming story appropriate for all ages. The score, which includes the hit songs “Try To Remember”, “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” and “They Were You”, is as timeless as the story itself. Having run for 42 years in its original production at the Sullivan Street Playhouse, The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running musical.

The Fantasticks cast also includes Edward Watts (Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow), Bill Bateman (Broadway’s Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, Hello, Dolly!), MacIntyre Dixon (Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, A Funny Things Happened on the Way to the Forum, Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, 1776, Prelude to a Kiss), Tom Flagg (Broadway’s Will Rogers Follies, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Oklahoma!), Matt Leisy (Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, St. Louis Rep’s The History Boys), Addi McDaniel (Disney’s High School Musical at North Shore, The Guthrie’s Little House on the Prairie), Michael Nostrand (A&E’s Emmy Award-winning Peter Pan, national tours of Jelly’s Last Jam, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Dan Sharkey (Broadway’s The Music Man, Show Boat), Juliette Trafton (Christine in the national tour of Phantom of the Opera) and Charles West (Broadway’s The Scarlet Pimpernel, Show Boat, Cyrano the Musical).

The Fantasticks plays at The Jerry Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street at Broadway. The box office phone number is (212) 921-7862.

The performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8PM, Tuesdays at 8PM, Wednesdays at 2PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7:30PM.

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