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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)

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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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Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/09/2016
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American Heroes Channel to Premiere New Season of ANCIENT ASSASSINS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Returning for a second season today, October 8 at 10/9c, ANCIENT Assassins showcases the fatal tactics, immense physical strength and treacherous skillset of the most feared Assassins, elite units and mercenaries throughout time. I (more...)

Assassins Opens in 2 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford NJ is proud to present Stephen Sondehim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. (more...)

Full Cast for RANCHO VIEJO Announced - Mark Blum, Bill Buell and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced complete casting for RANCHO VIEJO, the world premiere of a new play by Dan LeFranc (The Big Meal at Playwrights, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, In the Labyrinth) and directed by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Placebo, This at Playwrights; Fool For Love; Bad Jews; 4000 Miles; [sic]).  Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, RANCHO VIEJO will be the third production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.    (more...)

ASSASSINS Opening Soon in Cranford
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford NJ is proud to present Stephen Sondehim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. (more...)

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Hijacks the EPAC Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Based on the 1988 cult favorite film Heathers, this musical of the same name approaches high school popularity and angst from a dark, devious perspective. At Westerburg High, a trio of popular girls named Heather invite newcomer Veronica into their it-girl clique, but the group is quickly brought down from its status by bad boy J.D. With murder, blackmail, sex, and deceit running rampant, Heathers: The Musical takes the troubles of being a teenager to a whole new level of campy `musical comedy. (more...)

They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ASSASSINS at The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford, NJ, presents Stephen Sondheim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in character and in action below! (more...)

ASSASSINS Opening Soon in Cranford
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford NJ is proud to present Stephen Sondehim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre to Present Rarely Produced Gem NINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Spinning Tree offers Kansas City audiences opportunity to see rarely-produced Broadway gem NINE. (more...)

Tony Winner Daisy Eagan to Return to THE SECRET GARDEN at D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

25 years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle will co-present the timeless tale from November 15-December 31 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). The musical is directed by David Armstrong, Artistic Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre, with whom STC is co-producing the production. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

Daisy Eagan-Led THE SECRET GARDEN to Bloom at 5th Avenue Theatre After D.C. Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and Washington D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company have announced a phenomenal cast of international renown for their co-production of the haunting musical, The Secret Garden. (more...)

Jack Smith Releases THE UNKNOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

An infant, five days old, is tossed in a dumpster to die, trucked away and forgotten. Yet she survives, discovered and parented by the homeless, a female Tarot card reader and a decertified male physician. So begins The Unknown' (published by Xlibris) written by Jack Smith (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

PARADISE OF THE ASSASSINS to Play Belgrade Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

An adventure story of love, devotion and betrayal comes to the Belgrade Theatre this October in Paradise of the Assassins, presented by Tara Arts and Theatre Accord. The Belgrade Theatre will be the only venue to receive the production outside of London, following its run at the 100 seat Tara Arts Theatre, South West of the capital. (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)


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Jack Smith Shares THE UNKNOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

An infant, five days old, is tossed in a dumpster to die, trucked away and forgotten. Yet she survives, discovered and parented by the homeless, a female Tarot card reader and a decertified male physician. So begins The Unknown' (published by Xlibris) written by Jack Smith (more...)

Faith Prince and Marc Kudisch to Star as Writer and Editor in LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Faith Prince will star as sharpwitted aspiring reporter Ruth Sherwood opposite three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as sympathetic editor Robert Baker in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

East/West Berlin Drama OVER THERE for Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Abrahamse & Meyer Productions will present OVER THERE, a play written by Mark Ravenhill at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this November. Directed and designed by Fred Abrahamse, the 80-minute production will be performed by Marcel Meyer and Francis Chouler. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

ASSASSINS Opening Soon in Cranford
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford NJ is proud to present Stephen Sondehim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. (more...)

BBC America to Debut New Original Series DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

An eight-part series penned by Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle), DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, adapted from the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams ('The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'), premieres Today, October 22 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA. (more...)

Assassins Opens in 2 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre in Cranford NJ is proud to present Stephen Sondehim's haunting and topical musical Assassins as its opening show of the 2016-2017 season. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential Assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. (more...)

Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET to Play Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Fort Lauderdale engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/21/2016 - HAMILTON'S AMERICA Doc on PBS!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 21, 2016

This weekend's big news: The highly anticipated HAMILTON'S AMERICA documentary airs on PBS tonight! (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Today, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with The World Premiere of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS IN PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Jessica Thebus, runs November 10 - December 18, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, November 18 at 8 pm. (more...)

Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA, Premiering Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

LAByrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (tonight, October 20, through November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

BWW Review: 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS is an American History Geek's Turn On at CPT...But...
by Roy Berko - Oct 19, 2016

Yes, in a period of two hours and twenty minutes, plus intermission, 44 plays whoosh across the Cleveland Public Theatre stage. During that time the audience is exposed to all of the United States of America's Presidents. Well, to be honest, there are 45 plays...one, based on the audience vote, an add-on vignette of a supposition about either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump's reign as the next President. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company Announces Appointment of Managing Director and New Play Development Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment Rachel Wendte and Deborah Blumenthal as its new Managing Director and New Play Development Director, respectively.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall Theatre
by Desiree Fantal - Oct 17, 2016

I have what I like to call 'theatre crushes;' gender nonspecific affections that occur whenever I see a stage performance that greatly interests or moves me to the point where I want to see everything that actor does for the rest of their career. I'm unashamedly open about these reasons for theatrical fangirling, and with three shows back to back to back in the bay area, it seems I have a new one. (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/14; 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards Nominations Now Open!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2016

**Bonus** Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards!  Click on your region below and nominate your favorites thru October 31st only! (more...)

Victor Levenstein Releases THIRTEEN NASTY LITTLE SNAKES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Victor Levenstein, a Russian immigrant to the United States who has achieved great publishing and career success in his lifetime, has completed his new book 'Thirteen Nasty Little Snakes: The Case of Stalin's 'Assassins': a revealing expository that tells the author's personal story of arrest and torture for a crime he had not committed against the Soviet Union. (more...)

PARADISE OF THE ASSASSINS to Play Belgrade Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

An adventure story of love, devotion and betrayal comes to the Belgrade Theatre this October in Paradise of the Assassins, presented by Tara Arts and Theatre Accord. The Belgrade Theatre will be the only venue to receive the production outside of London, following its run at the 100 seat Tara Arts Theatre, South West of the capital. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Cerveris to Teach Montreal Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In The Wings Promotions is bringing two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on November 11, 2016. (more...)

Jennifer Allen and Steven Blanchard Featured in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID in Seattle; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The 5th Avenue Theatre this holiday season. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Seattle's own Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula andSteven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle. The 5th Avenue's production will go on to play engagements in cities including Orlando, Cincinnati,Atlanta and Louisville, among others. (more...)

Unseen Productions Presents FEET OF CLAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

It's murder in Discworld! - which ordinarily is no big deal. But what bothers Commander Samuel Vimes, head of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, is that the unusual deaths of two harmless old men do not bear the clean, efficient marks of the Assassins' Guild. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (more...)

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