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03/05/1960 "The Fantasticks" opens in New York City's Greenwich Village

"The Fantasticks" premiered at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village, New York City. While being on a much lower budget than other shows at the time, it became a fan favorite and the world's longest-running musical. The production closed on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances.


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