(Michael Paulson’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/25; via Pam Green.)

About that closing of “The Fantasticks”: Never mind.

The producers of the long-running Off-Broadway staple, who announced last month that they would close the show in early May, said on Saturday that two unnamed fans had contributed enough money to keep it open indefinitely.

“The Fantasticks” has had near-death experiences before – in 2002, it closed, after 17,162 performances over 42 years, only to reopen in 2006.

The lead producer, Catherine Russell, said last month, “It has become increasingly challenging to sell lots of tickets consistently – we are either incredibly busy and selling out or selling fewer tickets that we have been in previous years.”

But Ms. Russell has now reversed course.


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