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