Days of our Lives iconic Peter Reckell, who finally put Bo Brady to rest when the character met his maker last November, teased he had something new in the works.
Today, Playbill.com broke the news that Reckell will be returning to none other than the classic musical staple The Fantasticks off-broadway in its latest revival. What makes this so special is that Reckell appeared in the original production of the musical 35 years ago in the role of The Mute and covered the role of The Boy (Matt) during the show’s record-breaking run at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village.
However, the all grown-up Reckell will take the role of the charismatic and mysterious El Gallo! Peter will join the cast of the long running musical at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in a limited engagement that begins on September 5 and runs through September 25 . As El Gallo, it’s Reckell who narrates the show and leads the staged abduction of The Girl. Among his songs are “Try to Remember” and “I Can See It.”
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, by calling the box office at (212) 921-7862, or by visiting the box office at The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center, 210 West 50th Street at Broadway.
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