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Pop singer Aaron Carter, who joined the Off-Broadway cast of The Fantasticks as Matt in November 2011, departs the long-running musical Feb. 17 to begin a concert tour.
Carter had extended his contract with the production four times. Producers are billing his departure as an extended leave of absence, with the intent that Carter will return to the production following the conclusion of his open-ended tour.
“I’m looking forward to going on tour and working on my music, but The Fantasticks is my home – I will be back,” Carter said in a previous statement.
His replacement has not been announced.
The cast also features John Davidson as Bellamy, Addi McDaniel as Luisa, George Dvorsky as El Gallo, Tom Flagg, Michael Nostrand, Daniel Rowan and Dan Sharkey.
The Fantasticks is the world’s longest-running musical, having played a record-breaking run of more than 17,000 performances in Greenwich Village. Harvey Schmidt wrote the music, and Tom Jones penned the book and lyrics. Read the rest of this entry »