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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
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Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

The anachronistic show explores the lives of the nine presidential assassins and would-be assassins, weaving together fictional scenes where the characters interact among each other with real-life events.



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Broadway Across America's WICKED Announces Ticket Lottery at the Capitol Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

A day-of-performance drawing for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Capitol Theatre with performances from July 18-August 26. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Maury Yeston, Rebecca Luker and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

54 BELOW, the new performance venue located just below legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, hosts some of Broadway's brightest stars tonight, July 9 through July 22. Coming up are Ben Vereen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Maury Yeston, MX Justin Vivian Bond, Joe Iconis, Jamie Deroy, Rebecca Luker, Annie Golden, Mara Davi and more. (more...)

New Staging of Mel BrooksÂ' THE PRODUCERS Set for Arts Centre Melbourne, July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2012

The Production Company opens its 2012 Season on July 11 with the Mel Brooks comic masterpiece, The Producers. This brand new staging by Andrew Hallsworth and Dean Bryant will star seven of Australia's best comic talents in a company of fifty singers, dancers and musicians. (more...)

Henry Woronicz and Brian Ellingsen to Lead AN ILIAD at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse has just announced casting for its upcoming production of An Iliad, a one-man adaptation of Homer's classic tale, adapted by Denis O'Hare (Tony Award-winning actor in Take Me Out) and Lisa Peterson (director of the Playhouse's Surf Report and Be Aggressive), based on a translation by Robert Fagles, directed by Lisa Peterson. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, An Iliad features Henry Woronicz as the "Poet," with Brian Ellingsen as the "Musician" and runs August 11 - September 9 in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

Cabaret Soiree 2012 Presents Nick Christo's WELL SWUNG, July 4-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2012

Fresh from the sell out success of his last, critically acclaimed, smash hit show, The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia, cabaret wild child Nick Christo drags his brand new MOTHER-OF-A- SHOW kicking and screaming into town this season with rare cuts of juicy jazz standards, stuffed fat with sticks of bubblegum pop, all sliced to perfection with outrageous, razor sharp, quippery. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, John Tartaglia, et al. Star in Muny's ALADDIN, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

The Muny presents the third show of its 94th season, Disney's Aladdin, opening tonight through July 13, directed by Gary Griffin, and choreographed by Alex Sanchez. (more...)

CRT Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Helmed by Terrence Mann, 7/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Opens TARTUFFE, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Moliere's timeless comedy, "Tartuffe," featuring in the title role three-time Tony Award-nominee Marc Kudisch (Broadway's "9 to 5," "The Apple Tree," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Assassins," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Bells Are Ringing," "The Wild Party," "The Scarlet Pimpernel (3.0)," "High Society," "Beauty and the Beast," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," and "A Minister's Wife."). David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director, will helm the production playing July 17 through August 4. The work is translated by Richard Wilbur. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Brings MACK AND MABEL Revival to London, Now thru Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2012

The creative team behind last summer's sold-out, acclaimed Southwark Playhouse musical, Parade - long-listed for The Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical in the 2011 Evening Standard Awards - are returning to the venue for a major revival of the Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart Hollywood musical, Mack and Mabel. The show runs tonight, July 5 - August 25. (more...)

Cabaret Soiree 2012 Presents Nick Christo's WELL SWUNG, Now thru July 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2012

Fresh from the sell out success of his last, critically acclaimed, smash hit show, The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia, cabaret wild child Nick Christo drags his brand new MOTHER-OF-A- SHOW kicking and screaming into town this season with rare cuts of juicy jazz standards, stuffed fat with sticks of bubblegum pop, all sliced to perfection with outrageous, razor sharp, quippery. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Now thru 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

The national tour of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Pennsylvania premiere in Pittsburgh tonight, July 31 and play through Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the Benedum Center as part of the Pittsburgh CLO summer season and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh 2011-12 series. (more...)

Bryan Terell Clark, Ana Nogueira & More Set for Ars Nova's LITTLE BOY BLUE Reading Tonight, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a free reading of: LITTLE BOY BLUE by Michael Mitnick, directed by Sam Buntrock. The cast includes Bryan Terell Clark, Ana Nogueira, Noah Robbins, Luke Robertson, and additional actors to be announced. (more...)

Dan Hodapp and Nate Smith Complete TAIL! SPIN! Cast for NYC Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Casting is now complete for the world premiere of TAIL! SPIN!, a 'hilarious and heartbreaking verbatim reenactment of the preposterous sex scandals that brought down Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Wiener of New York, Former U.S. Congressman Mark Foley of Florida, and Former U.S. Senator Larry Craig of Idaho.' (more...)

Patti Murin, Kim Zimmer and Cliffton Hall Join WICKED Tour in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED welcomes Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible and Cliffton Hall as Fiyero on Tuesday, August 14 and Patti Murin as Glinda on Tuesday, August 21 in Salt Lake City, UT. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces Casting for GUTENBERG! and THE MOUNTAINTOP, Aug & Sept 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Gutenberg! The Musical, the first production in The Rep's 2012/13 season, and The Mountaintop, which opens this September. (more...)

2012 Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Program, Set for Sept 27-Oct 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Today Willie White announced details of his first programme as Artistic Director of the Dublin Theatre Festival. The 55th anniversary Dublin Theatre Festival will run for 18 days from 27 Sept - 14 Oct at various venues around the city. - This year the Dublin Theatre Festival will celebrate 'Your City, Your Stories', putting Dublin at the very heart of this 18 day theatrical spectacular. (more...)

Bryan Terell Clark, Ana Nogueira & More Set for Ars Nova's LITTLE BOY BLUE Reading, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, a free reading of: LITTLE BOY BLUE by Michael Mitnick, directed by Sam Buntrock. The cast includes Bryan Terell Clark, Ana Nogueira, Noah Robbins, Luke Robertson, and additional actors to be announced. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 25th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 25, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Oklahoma!' at Lyric Opera, 'Assassins,' Lake County shows like 'Sweeney Todd,' summer musical theater camps, summer show extensions, 'Bunheads' and more! (more...)

Mario Cantone to Play P-Town's Art House, 8/4 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

Mario Cantone, star of TV's Sex and the City, Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, and Broadways Assassins and Laugh Whore, for which he was Tony-nominated, will join the Broadway at The Art House series for two shows only, on Aug 4 & 5, joined by host Seth Rudetsky at the piano. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Host 'East End for Obama' Fundraiser, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2012

Nathan-Lane-to-Host-East-End-for-Obama-Fundraiser-824-20010101 According to the New York Post, Nathan Lane is set to host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama called 'East End for Obama' on August 24. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2012

Looking for a quick roundup of this week's events in the theatre world? Look no further - here are some of the best articles the week had to offer! (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Opens HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYIN Tonight, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, a musical satire of 1960s corporate life, from the Tony-winning composer of Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Trustus Theatre Presents THE PALACE OF THE MOORISH KINGS, 8/10-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

While other theatres in town are gearing up for their upcoming season, Trustus Theatre will be producing the final show of its 28th Season - the last production under the leadership of Jim and Kay Thigpen. South Carolina playwright Jon Tuttle's new show The Palace of the Moorish Kings will make its world premiere on the Trustus Main Stage under the direction of incoming Artistic Director Dewey Scott-Wiley on Friday, August 10th 2012 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Transport Group's SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS Receives Cast Recording, Featuring Donna Lynne Champlin, Jonathan Hammond and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

Transport Group Theatre Company, the winner of both a Special Drama Desk Award and Obie Award, has announced that that their award-winning 2010 production of See Rock City & Other Destinations will receive an original cast recording produced by Yellow Sound Label. The Drama Desk and Richard Rodgers Award-winning musical has music by Brad Alexander and book and lyrics by Adam Mathias. The show was directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/18- ASSASSINS
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2012

Today in 2004, Assassins opened at Studio 54, where it ran for 101 performances. Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, July 13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC will return to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, July 11-28, 2012. (more...)

CHINGLISH Receives West Coast Premiere at Berkeley Rep This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its new season in August with the West Coast premiere of Chinglish. David Henry Hwang won three Obies and the Tony Award for Best Play with popular scripts like M. Butterfly and FOB. Now he's back with a canny comedy of cross-cultural errors. Two-time Obie-winner Leigh Silverman returns to the Roda Theatre to stage the play. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Jackie Hoffman, Andrea McArdle, Jenifer Lewis & More Set for 54 Below's July Lineup, Beg. 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

54 BELOW, the new performance venue located just below legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of Broadway's brightest stars this July. (more...)

New Staging of Mel BrooksÂ' THE PRODUCERS Set for Arts Centre Melbourne, July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

The Production Company opens its 2012 Season on July 11 with the Mel Brooks comic masterpiece, The Producers. This brand new staging by Andrew Hallsworth and Dean Bryant will star seven of Australia's best comic talents in a company of fifty singers, dancers and musicians. (more...)

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents AVENUE Q, Now thru July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

The Theatre Group at SBCC returns to performing in the beautiful, newly renovated Garvin Theatre with the irreverent musical AVENUE Q, now through July 28, 2012. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY at Contra Costa Civic Theatre Opens Tonight, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

Contra Costa Civic Theatre's West Side Story, opening tonight, July 13, boasts the largest orchestra in the company's 52-year history, 26 actors making their CCCT debut, and the first collaboration of Artistic Director Derrick J. Silva (Choreographer), and Managing Director Daren A.C. Carollo (Director). (more...)

Ray of Light Theatre Presents SWEENEY TODD, Now thru 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

Ray of Light Theatre (www.rayoflighttheatre.com), San Francisco's inimitable non-profit musical theatre company, is pleased to present Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd to San Francisco. Haunting, sinister and darkly funny, Sweeney Todd is armed to give you the creeps in a way most musicals can't. You'll learn about this sordid character, watch as his sanity crumbles and sit agape as he begins a closely-shaved killing spree that leaves the residents of Fleet Street both terrified and well-fed. Featuring a talented cast of local performers and a live, on-stage orchestra. (more...)

CRT to Present PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Beg. Tonight, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operetta THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, directed by Broadway veteran Terrence Mann, starring Sean Martin Hingston as the Pirate King, Steven Hayes as the Major-General and Connecticut native Diane Phelan as Mabel. (more...)

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Kicks Off Signature Theatre's 2012-13 Season, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Yee-haw! It's time to start two-steppin' and boot-scootin' in the aisles, as Signature Theatre kicks off its 2012/13 season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, beginning performances on Tuesday, August 14. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, 10/25-1/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the Rodgers & Hammerstein tribute, A Grand Night for Singing, which will run October 25 through January 20 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Third Street Theatre Presents THE FULL MONTY, 9/7-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Third Street Theatre announces its second production in L.A.'s newest 99-seat Equity Waiver house, the Tony award-winning musical THE FULL MONTY, with book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Johanna Kent and direction by Richard Israel. THE FULL MONTY will open on Friday, September 7 and run through Sunday, October 14 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces Casting for ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for the groundbreaking American musicalAssassins, the first production in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse for the 2012/13 Season. T (more...)

Danny Burstein, Yvonne Strahovski, Tony Shalhoub Set to Lead LCT's GOLDEN BOY- Opening Set for 12/6 at the Belasco Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Michael Aronov, Danny Burstein, Bill Camp, Sean Cullen, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ned Eisenberg, Brad Fleischer, Karl Glusman, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Dion Mucciacito, Seth Numrich, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Strahovski and David Wohl will be featured in the 19 member cast of its 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic GOLDEN BOY, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning performances Thursday, November 8 and opening Thursday, December 6 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. Additional casting for GOLDEN BOY will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Joyce Chittick, Alex Finke Join Cast of ANYTHING GOES Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2012

Additional casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, which will make its Cleveland premiere October 2, 2012 at PlayhouseSquare as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. Previously announced actress Rachel York will star as Reno Sweeney and Fred Applegate will star as Moonface Martin. The principal cast also includes Erich Bergen as Billy Crocker, Jeff Brooks as Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kelly as Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Edward Staudenmayer as Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, and Chuck Wagner as Captain. (more...)

TwoSquared Productions Presents ASSASSINS at Edinburgh Fringe, Now thru Aug 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2012

TwoSquared Productions in association with Debbie Hicks presents Sondheim and Weidman's multi award-winning Assassins for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012. (more...)

Mario Cantone Plays P-Town's Art House, 8/4 & 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2012

Mario Cantone, star of TV's Sex and the City, Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, and Broadways Assassins and Laugh Whore, for which he was Tony-nominated, will join the Broadway at The Art House series for two shows only, tonight, Aug 4 and tomorrow night, Aug 5, joined by host Seth Rudetsky at the piano. (more...)

Michael Xavier, Jenna Russell and More Star in SOHO CINDERS World Premiere at Soho Theatre Tonight, Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Following the sold-out concert performance of Soho Cinders at the Queen's Theatre in October 2011, Stiles & Drewe's new musical receives its world premiere at Soho Theatre running from tonight, 2nd August to 9th September 2012. The full-scale production with a live band features an all-star cast, including Jenna Russell and Michael Xavier, and featuring the voice of Stephen Fry. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Performs Bonus Track on SEE ROCK CITY Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2012

Tony-nominee Jeremy Jordan will provide all nine voices for an a cappella "surprise" bonus track on the forthcoming See Rock City & Other Destinations original off-Broadway cast recording produced by Yellow Sound Label. The piece was arranged by the show's orchestrator Justin Hatchimonji and features a song from the Drama Desk-nominated score. (more...)

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Kicks Off Signature Theatre's 2012-13 Season Tonight, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Yee-haw! It's time to start two-steppin' and boot-scootin' in the aisles, as Signature Theatre kicks off its 2012/13 season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, beginning performances tonight, August 14. (more...)

Extra, Extra: Jeremy Jordan To Depart NEWSIES for SMASH; Corey Cott Takes Over as Jack Kelly on September 5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Newsies has just announced that Corey Cott will become the show's new leading man, Jack Kelly, beginning Wednesday, September 5th. Cott became the Jack Kelly alternate earlier this month and will continue as alternate until he assumes the role full time. (more...)

D.C. Anderson Headlines Oakeside Bloomfield's MUSIC AT THE MANSION Concert Series in NJ, 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2012

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment in the monthly concert series, 'Music at the Mansion', on Sunday, August 26, at 3pm. Performers to include cabaret performer Jenny Lynn Stewart, 4th Wall Theatre's cast of 'Next to Normal' and award-winning Broadway singer D.C. Anderson. (more...)

Trustus Theatre Presents THE PALACE OF THE MOORISH KINGS, 8/10-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2012

While other theatres in town are gearing up for their upcoming season, Trustus Theatre will be producing the final show of its 28th Season - the last production under the leadership of Jim and Kay Thigpen. South Carolina playwright Jon Tuttle's new show The Palace of the Moorish Kings will make its world premiere on the Trustus Main Stage under the direction of incoming Artistic Director Dewey Scott-Wiley on Friday, August 10th 2012 at 8:00pm. (more...)

JUSTIN LOVE World Premiere Kicks Off Celebration Theatre's 30th Season, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND PRoductions and Peter Schneider have announced the first show of its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season, the world premiere musical, JUSTIN LOVE, with book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning and lyrics by Lori Scarlett. The show will be directed by Michael Matthews with choreography by Janet Roston and musical direction by Gregory Nabours. JUSTIN LOVE will begin previews on Friday, September 7, and will open on Friday, September 21, running through Sunday, November 18, 2012, at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CATCO-Phoenix's AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012

CATCO-Phoenix present Avenue Q, which is rated R for mature audiences, Aug. 1-19, 2012, at the Vern Riffe Center, Studio One Theatre, 77 S. High St. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the actors and puppets below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Video Promo and First Looks at CATCO-Phoenix's AVENUE Q
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2012

CATCO-Phoenix presents Avenue Q, which is rated R for mature audiences, Aug. 1-26, 2012, at the Vern Riffe Center, Studio One Theatre, 77 S. High St. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production, including a video promo and the songs 'If You Were Gay' and 'It Sucks to be Me.' Check it out below. (more...)

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