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Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!

Just last night the Benefit Concert Reading of ASSASSINS took place at Studio 54, on the same Broadway stage that Assassins thrilled audiences in 2004. The evening featured musical direction by Paul Gemignani and reunited the stars of the 2004 Tony Award winning production, including: Becky Ann Baker (Sara Jane Moore), James Barbour (Leon Czolgosz), Mario Cantone (Samuel Byck), Michael Cerveris (John Wilkes Booth), Alexander Gemignani (John Hinckley), Neil Patrick Harris (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Marc Kudisch (Proprietor), Jeffrey Kuhn (Giuseppe Zangara) and Denis O'Hare (Charles Guiteau). The role of Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme originally played by Mary Catherine Garrison, was played by Annaleigh Ashford.

BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and we bring you photos from inside the concert reading below!

ASSASSINS is the show that gives new meaning to the phrase "killer musical." With a stylish Stephen Sondheim score and a provocative book by John Weidman, Assassins brings to the stage a (shooting) gallery of some of history's most notorious players – the men and women who attempted to kill American Presidents. This striking work looks at the lives, loves and lunacy of nine American assassins, including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Lee Harvey Oswald and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme. Both serious and satirical, the musical asks what hunger drove these people to their actions and what binds them all together. Is that drive what makes them quintessentially American?

ASSASSINS first appeared off-Broadway in 1991. Roundabout's 2004 revival, under the direction of Joe Mantello, was the show's Broadway debut and received huge critical acclaim, winning five Tony Awards®, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Director for Mantello, and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Michael Cerveris as John Wilkes Booth. That year, ASSASSINS also won four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Theatre World Award and a Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Revival - Musical.

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Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
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Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
The ensemble cast featuring Anne L. Nathan, Mitchell Sink, Eamon Foley, Becky Ann Baker, Jeffrey Kuhn, Alexander Gemignani, Mario Cantone, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, James Barbour, Annaleigh Ashford, Denis O'Hare, Marc Kudisch, Sally Wilfert, Merwin Foard, Ken Krugman & Chris Peluso

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Mario Cantone, Neil Patrick Harris & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
James Barbour

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Michael Cerveris, James Barbour, Annaleigh Ashford & Denis O'Hare

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
The ensemble cast featuring Alexander Gemignani, Mario Cantone, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris & James Barbour

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris & Michael Cerveris & James Barbour

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
The ensemble cast featuring Denis O'Hare, Marc Kudisch, Sally Wilfert, Merwin Foard, Ken Krugman & Chris Peluso

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!

The ensemble cast featuring Becky Ann Baker, Jeffrey Kuhn, Alexander Gemignani, Mario Cantone, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, James Barbour, Annaleigh Ashford & Denis O'Hare

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Mario Cantone, Neil Patrick Harris & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris & Michael Cerveris & James Barbour

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Annaleigh Ashford

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
James Barbour

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
The ensemble cast featuring Anne L. Nathan, Mitchell Sink, Eamon Foley, Becky Ann Baker, Jeffrey Kuhn, Alexander Gemignani, Mario Cantone, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, James Barbour, Annaleigh Ashford, Denis O'Hare, Marc Kudisch, Sally Wilfert, Merwin Foard, Ken Krugman & Chris Peluso

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
The ensemble cast featuring Jeffrey Kuhn, Alexander Gemignani, Mario Cantone, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, James Barbour, Annaleigh Ashford, Denis O'Hare, Marc Kudisch

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
The ensemble cast featuring Becky Ann Baker, Jeffrey Kuhn, Alexander Gemignani, Mario Cantone, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, James Barbour, Annaleigh Ashford, Denis O'Hare, Marc Kudisch, Sally Wilfert, Merwin Foard, Ken Krugman & Chris Peluso

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
L to R: Mitchell Sink, Ken Krugman, Anne L. Nathan, Sally Wilfert & Merwin Foard

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Chris Peluso

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Marc Kudisch

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Marc Kudisch & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Marc Kudisch & Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Becky Ann Baker, Jeffrey Kuhn, Marc Kudisch & James Barbour

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
James Barbour

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
James Barbour

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Neil Patrick Harris

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
L to R: Denis O'Hare, Neil Patrick Harris, Jeffrey Kuhn, Eamon Foley, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch, Becky Ann Baker, John Weidman, James Barbour, Mario Cantone, Alexander Germignani & Annaleigh Ashford

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!
Roundabout Theatre Company

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASSASSINS Reunion Benefit- Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Cerveris, Marc Kudisch & More!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.