Friday, November 11, 2005

cast for The Fantasticks

at Interplayers Dec. 1-17
directed by Roger Welch of CdA Summer Theatre

with Jack Bannon, Christopher Bange, Damon Mentzer, Troy Nickerson, Patrick Treadway, Louis Olsen, John Frazier III and Theresa Kelly

ran 1960-2002 on and off Broadway; Jerry Orbach of Law & Order created the role of El Gallo
done in 1982 and '97 at the Civic, in 1990 at CdA Summer Theatre and in 2002 at Lake City Playhouse

10 Comments:

At November 11, 2005 11:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This show has never played "on" Broadway, Bobo. It was at the same tiny, distinctly off-B'way theatre for 42 years.

 
At November 12, 2005 9:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!

 
At November 13, 2005 1:40 PM , Blogger Bobo the Theater Ho said...

I thought it had opened briefly on Broadway back in '60, didn't bother to look it up, and got egg all over my face. Sorry.

 
At November 13, 2005 5:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just so youo don't confuse some of your bloggers, perhaps you should establish that Off-Broadway theatres (venues) are those with 100-499 seats, rather than whether or not they have a Broadway address. The classification is governed by language in Actor's Equity contracts.
The Resident Curmudgeon

 
At November 17, 2005 8:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

didn't know that. thanks for the tidbit. hope it shows up on Jeopardy some day!

 
At November 18, 2005 11:18 AM , Anonymous Janean said...

To add to the trivia, it's still the record-holder for the longest-running musical (Lloyd-Webber only has the Broadway record wrapped up).

 
At November 18, 2005 2:01 PM , Anonymous The Resident Curmudgeon said...

For the record, opened May 3, 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village, and closed Jan 13, 2002 after 17,162 performances.
I think that is a record that will stand for a while.

 
At November 18, 2005 4:35 PM , Anonymous the resident curmudgeon said...

In case anyone is wondering, here are the top ten longest running Broadway musicals as of Nov. 13th.
1. Cats - 7485
2. The Phantom of the Opera - 7421
3. Les Miserables - 6680
4. A Chorus Line - 6137
5. Oh! Calcutta! (Revival) - 5959
6. Beauty and the Beast - 4752
7. Miss Saigon - 4097
8. Rent - 3985
9. Chicago (Revival) - 3738
10. 42nd Street - 3486
Phantom will pass Cats to become No.1 on January 9, 2006.

 
At November 22, 2005 3:37 PM , Anonymous The Resident Curmudgeon said...

As long as we are talking Broadway musicals, I understand that Tim Cotter at KEYF-AM is considering bringing Broadway's Biggest Hits back to the Spokane airwaves. This two hour weekly show is outstanding. I was a regular listener when KAZZ aired it prior to changing their format. For those of you not familiar with the show, check the "playlist" section of http://www.broadwaysbiggesthits.com.I think that you will agree with me that it is worth trying to get KEYF-AM to pick it up. If you do agree that two hours of Broadway's best musical numbers is worth a listen, how about an email to Tim Cotter (tim.cotter@citcomm.com)telling him of your interest. Or a call to the station (448-1000).

 
At November 23, 2005 12:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bobo you said early on how much you hated this show that should be fun.

 

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