Triple-platinum recording artist Aaron Carter, scheduled to complete his run as Matt in The Fantasticks on October 21, 2012, will remain with the production through January 27, 2013. A new block of tickets is now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
“With every performance, I discover something new about the Matt character. The Fantasticks is a timeless classic, and I truly enjoy being part of such a talented cast," said Carter. This is Carter’s fourth extension since joining the cast on November 7, 2011.
Carter burst onto the pop music scene in the late nineties and quickly achieved worldwide superstardom and the adoration of millions of loyal fans, selling more than 30 million records. In The Fantasticks, he plays the role of Matt, a rebellious young romantic who becomes restless, goes out into the world and discovers that with love comes responsibility, with independence comes danger, and with maturity comes happiness.
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 Ticketmaster.com, or by visiting the Snapple Theater Center box office at 210 West 50th Street at Broadway. A limited number of premium front row seats are available for each performance priced at $126.50.
A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks (music by Harvey Schmidt, book/lyrics/direction by Tom Jones) is the quintessential story of a boyfriend and girlfriend who 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. Having run for 42 years in its original production at the Sullivan Street Playhouse, The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running musical.
The Fantasticks cast also includes legendary television, film and stage performer John Davidson, who played Aaron’s role in the 1964 Hallmark Hall of Fame television version of The Fantasticks, Jeremiah James (Billy Bigelow in the West End revival of Carousel) Bill Bateman (Broadway’s Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, Hello, Dolly!), Michael Nostrand (A&E’s Emmy Award-winning Peter Pan, national tours of Jelly’s Last Jam, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Dan Sharkey (Broadway’s The Music Man, Show Boat) and Juliette Trafton (Christine in the national tour of Phantom of the Opera.
The Fantasticks company includes Bill Bateman (Broadway’s Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, Hello, Dolly!), Ron Bohmer (Broadway’s A Little Night Music, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Phantom of the Opera), MacIntyre Dixon (Broadway’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, The Tempest, Beauty and the Beast), Tom Flagg (The Fantasticks at Sullivan Street, Broadway’s Will Rogers Follies, How to Succeed), Matt Leisy, (St. Louis Rep’s The History Boys), Addi McDaniel (Arena Stage, South Coast Rep.), Michael Nostrand (A&E’s Emmy Award-winning Peter Pan, national tours of Jelly’s Last Jam, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Fantasticks at Sullivan Street Playhouse), and Dan Sharkey (Broadway’s The Music Man, Show Boat).
The Fantasticks plays at The Jerry Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street at Broadway. The box office phone number is (212) 921-7862.
The performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8PM, Tuesdays at 8PM, Wednesdays at 2PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM & 8PM and Sundays at 3PM & 7:30PM.