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John O'Hurley Joins the Cast of THE FANTASTICKS 12/12 Through 1/1

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John O'Hurley, the New York Times Best Selling Author and Screen Actor's Guild Award Winner for his role as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," the #1 syndicated television show in the world is headed to Off Broadway's Jerry Orbach Theatre at the Theatre Center, joining the cast of the longest running musical in the world, THE FANTASTICKS this holiday season. the show's producers, Al Parinello and Catherine Russell have announced that Mr. O'Hurley will be taking on the role of the dashing narrator el Gallo for a limited engagement that begins on Monday, December 12th and concludes Sunday, January 1st.

"When I was in college in 1974, I performed as the boy in The Fantasticks, said Mr. O'Hurley. "During one performance, I was looking into Luisa's eyes singing "Soon It's Gonna Rain" and while doing so, also heard the sound of my car alarm as it was being stolen outside in the theater's parking lot. I didn't flinch - just continued to sing and it was a moment of composure I will never forget! I love the lesson of love that this beautiful musical has taught us all since 1959."

John O'Hurley is best known as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," the #1 syndicated television show in the world, for which he won a Screen Actor's Guild Award. He won the 1st Season "Dance-Off" on ABC's Dancing With The Stars" and was the host of "Family Feud." for four seasons. He is one of the most recognizable voices on TV, appearing in dozens of animated productions including Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" and NBC's "Father of the Pride." Disney's "Phineas and Ferb". O'Hurley's first CD, Peace of Our Minds, a collaboration of his piano compositions debuted #13 on Billboard. His follow up "Secret From the Lake" hit #2. His stage credits include starring roles in the national tours of Chicago, Spamalot, Pirates of Penzance, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Brigadoon. He is a New York Times bestselling author with three titles, including The Perfect Dog, which is becoming a stage musical. Most recently, John has recurring on the Lifetime series DEVIOUS MAIDS, opposite Susan Lucci. He is currently touring his one-man show "A Man With Standards".

The cast of THE FANTASTICKS also features Nathan Goodrich 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 features John Thomas Waite, Rob Richardson and Kimberly Immanuel.

Robert Felstein is the Musical Director/Pianist and Marge Fitts is the Harpist. Production Stage Manager is Paul Blankenship and the Assistant Stage Manager is Earlye Rhodes.

A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, THE FANTASTICKS (music by Harvey Schmidt, book, lyrics, and direction by Tom Jones) is the quintessential story of a boy and girl who fall in love and then 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.

Performances of THE FANTASTICKS are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 8PM, Wednesdays at 2PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7:30PM.

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 www.Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the The Theater Center box office. A limited number of premium front row seats are available for each performance priced at $126.50.

THE FANTASTICKS plays at The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street at Broadway. The box office phone number is (212) 921-7862. www.TheTheaterCenter.com


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