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Coming in April 2020

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Why See Assassins?

MusicalsOff Broadway Shows


The dark side of the American Dream

Starring Tony nominees Judy Kuhn, Will Swenson, Brandon Uranowitz, Ethan Slater and Tavi Gevinson

Roll up, roll up to a very different sort of carnival as John Doyle helms this welcome return of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Tony-winning 1990 musical, closing Classic Stage Company's 2019/20 season. Wildly imaginative, darkly comic and undeniably powerful, this dreamlike tale of political assassins takes aim at both the perpetrators and the victims of their actions, in a way that only gets more time with each revival. 

What is the story?

Murderers, essentially, and those who would be murderers. Are they disaffected wackos, or do we have more in common with those lone rangers than we first thought? From Lincoln to Nixon, Ford to JFK, these symbols of power had had more than a fair few enemies. But this is the story of the smoking gun, the actions, and thoughts that led to pulling the trigger, set to a recognizably Sondheim score...

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Opening night: 1 April 2020

Cast and Creative


Ethan Slater as Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer
Judy Kuhn as Sarah Jane Moore
Will Swenson as Charles Guiteau
Brandon Uranowitz as Leon Czolgosz
Steven Pasquale John Wilkes Booth
Wesley Taylor as Giuseppe Zangara
Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley Jr.
Tavi Gevinson as Squeaky Fromme
Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck


Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by John Doyle

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