On Saturday, February 9, 2008, Bainie and Larry Wild, a
happy couple from Connecticut
celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary at The Snapple Theatre Center (50th Street at
Romance first blossomed 40 years ago when a young soldier
and nurse met on a blind date at a performance of the beloved musical The Fantasticks, then playing at the
Sullivan Street Playhouse. Soon after,
the young couple was married and The
Fantasticks has carried a special place in their hearts all these
years. The daughter of the couple made
arrangements for the Wilds to meet the cast following the performance and Tom
Jones, co-creator and star, delivered a touching toast to the couple at the
The Fantasticks is
in performances at the Snapple
Jerry Orbach Theater now through February 24.
Tickets are $76, with a special $36 ticket price for selected seating on
Sunday evening performances, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com at
The playing schedule for the final 2 weeks of The Fantasticks is as follows: Monday at
8 pm, Tuesday at 7 pm, Wednesday at 2 pm and 8 pm, Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm
and Sunday at 2 pm and 7 pm.
For more information, please visit www.fantasticksonbroadway.com.
Photos courtesy The Fantasticks
Bainie Wild and Larry Wild celebrated their Wedding Anniversary at The Fantasticks, where they first met on a blind-date 40 years ago
Julie Craig, Bainie Wild and Larry Wild, and Jordan Nichols
Tom Jones with Bainie Wild and Larry Wild