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Roundabout Broadway Highlights: ASSASSINS

One of the greatest joys of our job is seeing our audiences transformed by a theatre performance. At some point in Roundabout's 46-year history, you've likely experienced a play or musical that has inspired you. Roundabout has been fortunate to produce award-winning productions on Broadway for 20 years now. You may even recall our first Broadway production of Anna Christie at the Criterion Center in 1992.

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary on Broadway, we're highlighting 8 special productions from our Archives that helped us grow to our position today as one of the nation's most influential not-for-profits.

Assassins
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Joe Mantello

May 31, 2004 – July 18, 2004 (101 performances)

Performed at Studio 54

Original Cast
Becky Ann Baker (Sara Jane Moore), James Barbour (Leon Czolgosz), Mario Cantone (Samuel Byck), Michael Cerveris (John Wilkes Booth), Mary Catherine Garrison (Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme), Alexander Gemignani (John Hinckley), Neil Patrick Harris (Lee Harvey Oswald), Marc Kudisch , Jeffrey Kuhn, Denis O'Hare, James Clow, Merwin Foard, Eamon Foley, Kendra Kassebaum, Anne L. Nathan, Brandon Wardell

Roundabout Broadway Highlights: ASSASSINS

The cast of 'Assassins'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2004

Milestones

• Scheduled to start rehearsals in September 2001 but was postponed until 2003 due to events of 9/11

• Roundabout's third Sondheim production

Neil Patrick Harris' first time originating a role on Broadway

• Winner of five Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical

• This revival production was the musical's first time on Broadway

Explore the Assassins Production Archives

Roundabout Broadway Highlights: ASSASSINS

Neil Patrick Harris and the cast of 'Assassins'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2012

Assassins and many of the other historic productions have helped Roundabout grow into the nation's most influential not-for-profit theatre. Please consider making a gift today to help us create more inspiring productions for years to come.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.