Why See Assassins?
Sondheim's Tony-winning musical arrives July
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins makes a welcome return to the New York stage, as part of the NY City Center's Encores Off-Center season this summer. Helmed by Anne Kauffman of Marvin's Room, the jet-black Tony-winning comedy musical plays for a strictly limited engagement in July, and explores America's deadly history of violence, and obsession with politically motivated murder. From the successful to the failures, all 13 miscreants tell their side of the story.
A risky premise for a musical, surely?
Well of course, but being a Sondheim production, this really should go without saying. Cold-blooded killers provide the chilling subject of this Tony winning musical namely those 13 wretched souls who trained their sights on past Presidents, and the four that were actually, but sadly, successful. Unusual stories to base a musical on, sure. But with typical Sondheim grace and wit, Assassins is likely to be one of the highlights in a year of political turmoil.
Opening night: 12 July 2017
Suitable for ages 13+
One hour 45 minutes without interval
Cast and Creative
Steven Pasquale as John Wilkes Booth
Victoria Clark as Sara Jane Moore
Alex Brightman as Giuseppe Zangara
Steven Boyer as John Hinckley Jr.
John Ellison Conlee as Charles Guiteau
Clifton Duncan as The Balladeer
Shuler Hensley as Leon Czolgosz
Ethan Lipton as The Proprietor
Erin Markey as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme
Cory Michael Smith as Lee Harvey Oswald
Danny Wolohan as Samuel Byck
Directed by James Bundy
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
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