Composer of the world’s longest running musical has died, at 88main
Harvey Schmidt’s long run has ended.
In May 1960 he opened The Fantasticks at the Sullivan Street Playhouse. It ran there until 2002, setting a new record for musical shows. Revived in 2006, it ran a further 11 years.
Its hit song is indelible.
Schmidt, with his fellow-Texan Tom Jones, also wrote 110 in the Shade.
Harvey Schmidt died in Texas on February 28.
Alias Schmidt and Jones. photo: Henri Dauman