July 15, 2015
The Theater Center
1627 Broadway / 210 W 50th st.
July 1 – Nov. 30, 2015
Finally, a show as amazing as its name!
Without giving any spoilers, The Fantasticks follows the story of “a boy, a girl, two fathers, and a wall” as they make their way through numerous adventures. During its original run at Greenwich’s Sullivan Street Playhouse, this (dare I say) fantastic show ran for a record-break 17,162 performances! Beginning in May of 1960 as an off-Broadway performance that sprang from a summer show at Barnard college, it went on for a full 42 years before closing in 2002 — an event so momentous that the news of its departure made the New York Times’ front headlines.
Not only popular, The Fantasticks is a treat for all ages. amNewYork hails it as the “perfect first musical for any child to see,” as the narrator (the romantic and mysterious El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, with the role now taken over by Edward Watts) invites the audience to use their imaginations, and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic.
And of course, it goes without saying that the version currently playing at the Theatre Center is the “definitive way” to see the show. After all, with 42 years of experience on the stage and one full-length movie, to build on, of course it’s going to be the best there is!
Hailed as “a gem” by the Wall Street Journal, this illustrious show can be a truly magical experience for theater-goers both young and old. And, with a 2pm weekday showing time, it can be a great activity to fill a summer day.
Want to make sure your trip begins and ends with magic, as well? Make your voyage to and from this wonderful show on the Seastreak ferry for a glowing experience that will last the whole day.
Sea you soon!
The Seastreak Family
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