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THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway

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Posted: 5/14/08 at 5:53pm
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#2
Posted: 5/14/08 at 5:54pm
Why not?
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#2
Posted: 5/14/08 at 5:55pm
Its bec. I never had a chance to see it! re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway

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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#3
Posted: 5/14/08 at 6:08pm
YAY! I loved it when I saw it in 1996 and 1997 and last summer. Great production of a beautiful show.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#4
Posted: 5/14/08 at 6:15pm
Why do they keep closing it then re-opening it in the same theatre? That just doesn't make sense to me!
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#5
Posted: 5/14/08 at 6:53pm
Snooze fest.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#6
Posted: 5/14/08 at 7:08pm
Is this considered a new revival or a continuation of the 2006 revival?
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#7
Posted: 5/14/08 at 7:08pm
If they're going to keep doing this they should probably figure out some sort of official hiatus schedule instead of just closing and opening it again every few months.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#8
Posted: 5/14/08 at 7:55pm
Boooooooooring!

A young actress with Noel coward after a dreadful opening night performance said to him 'Well, i knew my lines backwards this morning!'' Noels fast reply was ''Yes dear, and thats exactly how you said them tonight'!'
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#9
Posted: 5/14/08 at 8:58pm
oh shush.

it's a great show... better than some of the other TRASH that's going up in New York. I'm glad it's back.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#10
Posted: 5/15/08 at 2:21pm
Well, I'd rather see Fantasticks than Spring Awakening any day.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#11
Posted: 5/15/08 at 2:33pm
Open, close, open, close, open, close. PICK ONE.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#12
Posted: 5/15/08 at 2:43pm
I'll see this if they cast Betsy Morgan as Louisa.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#13
Posted: 5/15/08 at 2:45pm
I guess they open/close rathr than go on hiatus to trick people (like I was tricked) into seeing it before it closes.

I hated this amateurish junk when I saw it in February (and posted a thread asking what about it I didn't get, and apparently I got what there was to get). Now it's back? Brother.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#14
Posted: 5/15/08 at 6:05pm
I remember speaking to the guy at the box office towards the end of the first run at the Snapple Theatre Center.

He said that The Fantasticks had to close to make way for secrets of a soccer mom which was scheduled to be and was a limited run. He said that there was a chance of the Fantasticks comming back when the run of Soccer Mom was over.

It turns out that he is right and that the show is in fact comming back.

I am hoping that Tom Jones comes back and plays the old actor again. Only because I never had the chance to see it when he was in the revival. This is because the only time I could see it was when he was out on vacation.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#15
Posted: 5/15/08 at 8:32pm
I had dinner with Nick Spangler a few weeks ago and at the time he knew nothing about THE FANTASTICKS re-opening. He was in the show for 18 months. He said he doubted that he, or any of the cast he worked with, would return to the show if it did re-open. However, a paycheck is a paycheck.

I can't get in touch with Nick right now because he's in Europe.
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re: THE FANTASTIKS to Return Off-Broadway#16
Posted: 5/15/08 at 8:36pm
Love FANTASTICKS. Still upset about Robert Oliver.