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The Fantasticks on Broadway

210 W 50th St, New York City, NY 10019-6709
+1 212-921-7862
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Off Broadway, miles away that is.

My negative impression of the "theatre" itself overpowered the one of the play and performance. So... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
NYguestNY
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New York City, New York
The end of an era...

Saw this years ago and then the final performance after 57 years running in NYC. End of an era... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Joshua Y
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

My negative impression of the "theatre" itself overpowered the one of the play and performance. So, I'll start with that. The place was so shabby, unneat and unpleasant, with horrible seats you would be squeamish to seat upon. The upholstery foam coming through was covered...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Saw this years ago and then the final performance after 57 years running in NYC. End of an era, took my dad who has been a fan since he was a teenager and met the writer Tom Jones to say fair well to this NYC...More

Thank Joshua Y
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

We were rooked into buying tickets to this show at the TKTS booth - we initially intended to see School of Rock, but our "info" person told us in line that this was more appropriate for an 8 year old child. The tickets to Fantasticks...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

the theatre was very small and run down. The production could not have cost more than $50 to produce. The actors were also the stage hands. Extremely unprofessional and for the price we could have seen a real broadway play for only about $20 more...will...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We loved this show! It was so funny and I was crying I was laughing so hard! Well worth it and not to be missed if you want to see an off broadway show in NYC! I took my 11 and 17 year old daughters...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

This is the longest-running musical off Broadway, having run since 1960! We bought tickets the night of on a whim, and we were not disappointed. The show was fun, innocent, nostalgic, and, FUNNY! We laughted heartily several times during the performance. This is a great...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Wasn't expecting much based on the reviews and I boy I wasn't disappointed. The theater is tiny , the stage is about 20ftx10ft. There are about 5 rows of seats that wrap around stage . I felt like I was watching a show put on...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Aside from being performed by actors who, for the most part, were completely phoning it in, I was absolutely appalled to see that this production continues to perpetuate racist, offensive, and completely unnecessary Native American stereotypes within the character of Mortimer. If the producers had...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

My sister and I listened to the cast album of the Fantasticks about a thousand times a thousand years ago, and saw some regional productions in the 70's. Thought that for nostalgia's sake we'd go check it out. How bad could it be, given how...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Ten years ago, I was speaking to a young New Yorker in a pub in London. The topic was musicals and we were waxing lyrical about the shows we enjoyed and some that we didn't. "If you're ever in town" she said "ignore the Broadway...More

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