Aaron Carter Extends Run in THE FANTASTICKS Through 7/22

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

“I'm thrilled to extend my run in The Fantasticks and I’m looking forward to spending the summer in New York performing," said Carter. This is Carter’s second extension since joining the cast on November 7, 2011.

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 ofpremium front row seats are available for each performance priced at $126.50.

A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks (music by Harvey Schmidt, book/lyrics/direction by Tom Jones) is thequintessential 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 theSullivan Street Playhouse, The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running musical.

The Fantasticks cast also includes Edward Watts (Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow), Whitney Bashor (Light in the Piazza at Philadelphia Theatre Company, Lincoln Center’s Picnic at Hanging Rock), 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, Gypsystarring Bernadette Peters1776, 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’sThe History Boys), Michael Nostrand (A&E’s Emmy Award-winning Peter Pan, national tours of Jelly’s Last Jam, The Mystery ofEdwin Drood), Dan Sharkey (Broadway’s The Music Man, Show Boat), Juliette Trafton (Christine in the national tour of Phantom ofthe 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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