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Based on the play Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand

Nevada Conservatory Theatre presents the classic musical, The Fantasticks, featuring music by Harvey Schmidt, with lyrics by Tom Jones.



Two neighboring fathers put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children fall in love, because they know children always do what their parents forbid. After the children do fall in love, they discover their fathers' plot and they each go off and experience things in the world. They return to each other and the love they had, having learned from the world.


THE FANTASTICKS Extends at Winter Park Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

The Fantasticks, a well-loved, classic musical, professionally produced by The Winter Park Playhouse, will extend the run of its production due to popular demand. Additional performances are Thursday, June 16? at 2 p.m., Friday, June 17 at 7:30p.m. and two performances Saturday, June 18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. ? (more...)

Daisy Eagan, Max Crumm and More Debut New Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' on Fire Island, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

This Monday (Memorial Day) night, May 30th, Broadway Sessions begins its new weekly summer residency at the The Ice Palace in Cherry Grove, Fire Island. The Broadway Sessions 'Beach Party' will run every Monday through Labor Day at 9pm and features new Broadway guests each week. Kicking off the season are special guests Daisy Eagan, Max Crumm, Travis Kent and special guest musical director Kyle Branzel. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHARLIE BROWN's Kristin Chenoweth's Philosophy, 1999
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth proves to be popular with Tony voters introducing a new song in the Peanuts musical revival. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Begins 6/4 at Light Opera Works
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lerner and Loewe's Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY, with 28-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 4 through 12. (more...)

Ali Ewoldt, Jordan Donica and Rachel Eskenazi-Gold Announced for Broadway PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome three actors to principal roles beginning Monday, June 13. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse Closes Season with Longest Running Musical, THE FANTASTICKS
by April Montgomery - May 23, 2016

The Fantasticks opened for the first time in a small Off-Broadway theater in Greenwich Village in 1960. It has enjoyed astonishing popularity and is still running Off-Broadway to this very day. Recently, the Winter Park Playhouse opened this timeless show to close out its 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summer is on its way, and the Contemporary Theater Company is gearing up for a great season in Downtown Wakefield! (more...)

The Firehouse Theatre to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 6/3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Next up at The Firehouse Theatre - The Fantasticks opens June 3rd and runs through June 19th. The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. With memorable songs like "Try to Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain", this nostalgic show is not one to miss! (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 7/12-16
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

One of the world's most beloved movie musicals comes to life at the Civic Center Music Hall this summer in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Running July 12 through 16 and sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this joyous musical will feature some of Oklahoma's most talented performers in its leading roles. (more...)

BWW Review: Great Lakes Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS is a Pleasant Experience
by Roy Berko - May 19, 2016

The Fantasticks, the Tom Jones (book and lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music) musical holds the honor of being 'the only Off-Broadway show to have won a Tony.' In addition, the show, which has been playing in New York for 56 years, is also the longest running theatrical production in American theater history. (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 5
by Audition Roundup - Jun 5, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 5, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Kritzerland's THE 70s: SINGER/SONGWRITERS Set for Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on 6/5
by Louisa Brady - Jun 4, 2016

For our 68th show, we take a look back at one of the greatest decades in music and the amazing singer/songwriters of that era. It's a different kind of show for us, but we do love to be different. So, you'll be getting classic and amazing songs by the likes of Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Elton John - well, you get the idea. We've assembled a wonderful cast, including a rare appearance from Guy Haines, who absolutely assures us that he will be there this time. So, get in the Kritzerland Time Machine and travel back to the eclectic and astonishing songs of the great singer/songwriters of the 1970s. (more...)

New Line Sets Full 26th Season; Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' announces its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, 2016; followed by Kander & Ebb's rarely produced gem ZORBA, running March 2-25, 2017; then the regional premiere of the pitch-black 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, based on the famous novel and film, running June 1-24, 2017; and the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Casts of WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE, GREAT COMET OF 1812 & More Will Perform at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK; Full Line-Up Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

On Thursday, July 7, 106.7 LITE FM will kick off its 16th annual lunchtime theatre summer series, '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park.' The 2016 program will feature the best of Broadway, FREE to the public, on six consecutive Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. ET on the Bryant Park Stage. Check out this year's schedule below! (more...)

Arc Stages to Present THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

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Photo Flash: Theatrical Attorney Donald C. Farber Gets Sardi's Portrait
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Legendary theatrical attorney Donald C. Farber was honored in a ceremony on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, where his caricature was unveiled and placed on the wall at Sardi's, following in the grand tradition of so many beloved theater stars and stalwarts before him. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Judy Garland Talk & Concert Set for Northeast Harbor Library, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman will give a talk on Judy Garland, entitled 'Moments of Magic,' at the Northeast Harbor Library (Maine) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5 P.M. Admission is free. The one-and-a-quarter hour talk will examine Judy Garland's life and career, and feature nine audio-video clips, to be followed by a question and answer. Schulman will endeavor to answer the question: 'If I had just one hour to convince you of Judy Garland's place in classic American popular music, what film and television performances would I choose?' The talk will be followed by a mini-concert of songs Garland sang by famed jazz vocalist Diane Linscott and the equally renowned pianist Scott Cleveland. (more...)

Musical Theater Heritage to Offer Concert Presentation of New Musical HURRICANE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Musical Theater Heritage will enters the foray of original new work by presenting a concert style reading of Michael Finke's new musical, HURRICANE. MTH is bringing the composer in from New York and will spend the week fine-tuning the new musical culminating with a free public reading on Sunday, June 26 at 8pm. (more...)

ONCE UPON THE BRONX to Play Manhattan Repertory Theater, 6/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Can a Mobius strip and a boy named Matzoh reunite two childhood sweethearts from the Bronx?This irresistibly funny story set to a ravishing score tells a tale that is contemporary yet nostalgic.  (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, The Skivvies & More to Celebrate The Muppets at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, join some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets! (more...)

Evans, Savile, Tierney And More To Join Ceili O'Connor In Her Cabaret THE UNDERSTUDY AND FRIENDS at The Century Club, July 11
by Robert Gould - Jun 15, 2016

Robert Gould reports for BWW on Ceili O'Connor's cabaret 'The Understudy And Friends' at Century on July 11. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Hadary's INDIAN SUMMER Hourglass
by Naomi Serviss - Jun 14, 2016

Hadary's character in this dramedy set in a Rhode Island beach town is George, a bereaved widower and beach-combing sage. Oh, and Dane Laffrey's set design calls for a stageful of 15,000 pounds of sand. (more...)

Concert Version of New Musical CHILDREN OF SALT Presented at The Metropolitan Room
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

In anticipation of its New York presentation with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) this July, producers Jorge de la Garza and German Cavazos will present a special concert version of the new musical CHILDREN OF SALT, music by Jaime Lozano and book and lyrics by Lauren Epsenhart, with arrangements & orchestrations by Jesus Altamira and Jaime Lozano, musical direction by Geraldine Anello and musical supervision by Zach Dietz. (more...)

BWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits? Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KING
by Michael Dale - Jul 9, 2016

How do hit Broadway musicals stay fresh after running for two decades? (more...)

Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

MyCarl Productions,in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free'sNIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! will perform on Tuesday August 16 @ 2pm, Wedensday August 17 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 20 @ 7:15pm, Tuesday August 23 @ 9:30pm, and Friday August 26 @ 4:30pm at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

Voices to Soar in SINCERELY, SONDHEIM: LOVE LETTERS at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

'...Sincerely, Sondheim: Love Letters' is an intimate evening, featuring the lyrics and music of American master Steven Sondheim slated for Rockwell Table & Stage on Monday, July 11th, 8pm. (more...)

Arc Stages to Present THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Pleasantville theatre company Arc Stages announces The Fantasticks as the summer show for their Community Stage. The Community Stage is the third wing of a company that also includes a thriving Educational Stage and a professional stage, the Next Stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/24/16- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/23-7/24/2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Short North Stage Puts New Spin on Old Favorite, THE FANTASTICKS
by Paul Batterson - Jul 22, 2016

In his Playbill notes for The Fantasticks, Short North Stage director Jonathan Flom makes an unusual assumption of his audience. Flom writes: 'I think that the vast majority of avid theatergoers upwards of age 30 have some relationship with The Fantasticks.' (more...)

Bid To Meet Kristin Chenoweth at Martha's Vineyard, Support Vineyard Arts Project
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Meet the fabulous Broadway star as she performs in this summer's 'Broadway on the Vineyard' concert series. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Emmy Nominated Peter Reckell Re-Joins Cast of Off Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Peter Reckell, the Emmy nominated actor best known for playing Bo Brady, a role he originated in 1981 on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives, will take on the role of the suave and charismatic El Gallo when he joins the cast of the long running musical The Fantasticks in a limited engagement that begins on September 5th and runs through September 25th the show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell announced today. This isn't the first time the he's performed in the show. Mr. Reckell played the role of The Mute (and covered The Boy) 35 years ago, in the Sullivan Street Production. (more...)

DAYS OF OUR LIVES Star Peter Reckell to Join Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Peter Reckell, the Emmy nominated actor best known for playing Bo Brady, a role he originated in 1981 on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives, will take on the role of the suave and charismatic El Gallo when he joins the cast of the long running musical The Fantasticks in a limited engagement that begins on September 5th and runs through September 25th the show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell announced today. (more...)

BWW TV: THE FANTASTICKS Cast Returns to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of The Fantasticks(Dale Hensley, Rob Richardson, Andrew Polec, Madison Claire Parks) who performed the songs 'Soon It's Gonna Rain' and 'Never Say No.' Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of MOTOWN, CHICAGO & More Return to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 15, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July 14 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF is thrilled to present the internationally acclaimed American musical, West Side Story from September 7 - October 9, 2016 in the Margeson Theater. Featuring a talented mix of international theater players, Central Florida favorites, and a live orchestra, West Side Story will kick off the Theater's upcoming 28th Season Signature Series. Tickets to West Side Story are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME to Mark 12,000th Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

NYC's longest running funny romantic thriller, PERFECT CRIME playing in Times Square at The Theater Center, will perform a record breaking 12,000th performance on Saturday, July 16th at 8:00PM.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars Bring Laughter, Learning & Love in 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS - All the Performances!
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Click below to watch the performances from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)! (more...)

DIVAS 'A LA CARTE to Reunite at the Arthur Newman Theater This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

'Divas 'A La Carte' starring singers Joanne Juliette Lapointe, Kathryn Lowe, and Debi Wheeler-Ure, hits the stage at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert for a 2 PM show on Sunday, August 7, 2016 with pianist Rob Woyshner. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Monroe Iglehart, Rick Lyon, The Skivvies and More Perform at 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

For over 60 years, the Muppets have been entertaining the world through laughter, learning, love - and lots of music. For one night only, some of Broadway and comedy's brightest stars came together in a celebration of the songs they've brought us and the stories they've told us - those most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational Muppets. Scroll down for photos from the sold-out 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO's Vinyl, Amazon's The Tick)! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

MyCarl Productions, in association with KAMPFIRE FILMS, is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Kevin R. Free's NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!!, directed by Nicole A. Watson as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. NIGHT OF THE LIVING N-WORD!! will perform on Tuesday August 16 @ 2pm, Wednesday August 17 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 20 @ 7:15pm, Tuesday August 23 @ 9:30pm, and Friday August 26 @ 4:30pm at the Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND's Laura Michelle Kelly, Cast of MOTOWN & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016, continuing this Thursday, July 14 (12:30pm) on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. This year's 106.7 LITE FM'S Broadway in Bryant Park is presented by New York-Presbyterian for Kids and TKTS Discount Ticketing Booth. (more...)

8th Annual BROADWAY MEOWS Set for Don't Tell Mama, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The 8th Annual Broadway Meows Concert for the Humane Society of New York will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, July 18th at 7pm. (more...)

Paul Bradley, Steve Nallon & More to Lead DEAD SHEEP UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Jonathan Maitland's debut play, DEAD SHEEP, directed by Ian Talbot OBE, will tour the UK from 6 September - 28 November 2016. Steve Nallon will return to the production to star as 'Margaret Thatcher', having portrayed her for many years on the political puppetry satire Spitting Image. Paul Bradley, best known for playing 'Professor Elliot Hope' in Holby City, will play 'Geoffrey Howe', Carol Royle will play 'Elspeth Howe', Graham Seed will play 'Ian Gow / Nigel Lawson', Tony Bell will play 'Bernard Ingham / Alan Clark / Dennis Thatcher' and John Wark will play 'Stephen Wall / Brian Walden'. (more...)

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