Tom Jones, Lyricist and Librettist of Long-Running ‘The Fantasticks,’ Passes on at 95

Date - 13/08/2023  Written - Narendra Dudhwa

Tom Jones, who composed the book and lyrics for the longest-running melodic “The Fantasticks,” passed on Friday at his domestic in Sharon, Conn. He was 95.

Jones' child, Michael Ney, says the cause was cancer.

Jones and the late composer Harvey Schmidt made the melodic moral story “The Fantasticks,” which opened in 1960 in Greenwich Town and ran off-Broadway for a amazing 42 a long time.

The melodic is known for its opening melody, “Try to Remember.”

Jones was born in Littlefield, Texas, on Feb. 17, 1928.

He attended Texas College at Austin, where he first met his longtime collaborator Schmidt.

In 1959, Jones and Schmidt displayed a one-act, pared-down adaptation of their appear as “The Fantasticks” at a summer celebration at Barnard College.

Maker Legend Noto saw the generation at Barnard and brought the melodic, extended to two acts, to the Sullivan Road Playhouse in Greenwich Town, where it opened on May 3, 1960.

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