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The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks

by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones

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The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks




A musical loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand; the show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years, making it the world's longest-running musical.


Story:

Matt and Luisa fall in love when their fathers build a wall and pretend to feud. But once the parents put an end to the feud and allow the children to be together, Luisa and Matt decide to go their own ways to seek out their fortunes. In the end, after learning many valuable lessons, they come together to start a newer, more mature love.


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Composer

Composer
Harvey Schmidt

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Tom Jones



  • Premiere
  • 2006
  • 1995 Film

Off-Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Sullivan Street Playhouse
Opening Night
May 3, 1960
Total Performances
17,162
Original Cast
Jerry Orbach, Rita Gardner, Kenneth Nelson, William Larson, Hugh Thomas, Tom Jones, George Curley, and Richard Stauffer
Director
Word Baker

2006 Off-Broadway Revival

Theatre
Snapple Theater Center, Jerry Orbach Theatre
Opening Night
Aug 23, 2006
Total Performances
3,510
Original Cast
Burke Moses, Leo Burmester, Martin Vidnovic, Santino Fontana, Sara Jean Ford, Thomas Bruce
Director
Tom Jones
Scenic Design
Ed Wittstein
Costume Design
Ed Wittstein
Lighting Design
Mary Jo Dondlinger

1995 Film Version

Movie Name
The Fantasticks
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Michael Ritchie
Screenplay
Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt
Starring
Joel Grey, Barnard Hughes, Jean Louisa Kelly





CDs

CD
1960 Off-Off-Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Try to Remember - The Fantasticks DVD


Books

Book
Official Scrapbook and History of the Musical


Other

Merchandise




1975 Obie Award Nominations

Special 20 Year Award

1992 Tony Award Nominations

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre

1993 ASCAP-Richard Rogers Award Nominations

Jones and Schmidt

1991 Theatre Hall of Fame

Jones and Schmidt

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