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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.


VIDEO: Stage Vet Neil Patrick Harris Gives Thank-You Speech with Help from Siri
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Charming as ever, stage and screen vet (and awards-show host extraordinaire) Neil Patrick Harris is featured in Apple's new iPhone 6s ad, giving a thank-you speech with help from hands-free Siri. Check it out below! (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Stage ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Coming off of its tremendously successful season opener IN THE HEIGHTS, Street Theatre Company stages its second show of the 2016 season, the hilarious and thought­provoking musical Assassins. With music and lyrics by the one and only Stephen Sondheim (SWEENEY TODD, INTO THE WOODS), the production opened Off Broadway before moving to London's West End. The show created such a buzz that it reopened in New York, this time on Broadway, where it won multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards. (more...)

PS Classics to Release Bartram & Hill's THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The Theory of Relativity, the new musical by the Drama Desk Award-nominated creators of Broadway's The Story of My Life, Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, will be released on disc by PS Classics on June 3. The album, recorded March 31 and April 1 at Avatar Studios in New York City, is produced by PS Classics staff engineer Bart Migal, who has produced over a dozen recordings for the label, including, most recently, Tony Yazbeck's debut solo album. (more...)

Gregory S. Moss's INDIAN SUMMER Starts Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next Friday, May 13 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons world premiere production of Indian Summer, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Skye Crawford presents THROUGH THE MILL, written and directed by Ray Rackham, with musical supervision and arrangement by Simon Holt, musical direction by Jordan Li Smith, choreography by Chris Whittaker, set design by Justin Williams Design, and sound by Ed Shaw. The production runs Wednesday 6 July through Saturday 30 July 2016, with press opening slated for 8 July 2016 at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston & Lucy Penrose to Lead THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The three actresses from the THROUGH THE MILL's original run will once again portray Judy Garland at three pivotal stages in her life - Helen Sheals (CBS Judy), Belinda Wollaston (Palace Judy) and Lucy Penrose (Young Judy). at Southwark Playhouse. They will be joined by a further cast of nine actor-musicians, playing a variety of historical figures who featured heavily in Garland's biography. The production will run 6-30 July 2016 with an official press night of Friday, 8 July. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting $5 Lottery Entries for INDIAN SUMMER's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, May 4, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of INDIAN SUMMER, a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion; punkplay; Billy Witch; La Brea; Orange, Hat & Grace; House of Gold).  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Blood of My Blood' Returns on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 30, 2016

We're over halfway done with this season of Game of Thrones, and last night's episode entitled “Blood of My Blood” should have probably been called “Home” (the title of Episode 2), considering more characters were reconnected with their past, began to discern who they are at the core versus who they are expected to be, as well as some literally returning home. However, we did get our mandatory dragon shot! Finally we found out where Summer's CGI budget went! Subsequently, we did get a lot of general plot development this week! Yay! Things happened! Arya was able to move past her stick training, Sam and Gilly got to their destination, we saw the return of two long gone uncles, and Jaime was forced out of the Kingsguard and into his book location! (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Names Interim Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Board of Directors announced today that, later this month, Ellen Richard will be joining Laguna Playhouse as its Interim Executive Director. The Playhouse announced late last year that it was undertaking a national search guided by Arts Consulting Group (ACG) for an Executive Director to succeed Karen Wood who had held this position for the past eight years. (more...)

Artistic Director John Langs Launches First Season at ACT Theatre with a Bang
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

It's May of 2016 and John Langs is entering his fifth month as the Artistic Director of Seattle's ACT Theatre, in its 51st season. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: The (Summer) Game's Afoot, Y'all!
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Is it just me or is everyone else amazed by how quickly 2016 seems to be moving - in a theatrical sense, at least - and what with Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we're gobsmacked (gobsmacked, I tell ya!) by the wide range of productions offered up by Tennessee theater companies this weekend. Included are Street Theatre Company's Assassins, Center for the Arts' 42nd Street down in Murfreesboro, Rumors out at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and the final performance of The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers at Cumberland County Playhouse. (more...)

UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's ASSASSINS Assuredly Intrigues Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - his musical treatment of the history of presidential assassinations in America - remains one of the most compelling and intriguing works to be found in the musical theater canon, focusing on a veritable rogue's gallery of historic figures whose infamy lives on decades after their horrific actions first gained them the notoriety they so often pursued in their disparate, yet somehow weirdly connected, lives. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INDIAN SUMMER at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents Indian Summer, the world premiere of a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion, punkplay, Billy Witch, La Brea, Orange Hat Grace, House of Gold), directed by Carolyn Cantor (Fly by Night, The Great God Pan, After the Revolution, Essential Self-Defense at PH; Pumpgirl; Orange Flower Water; Stone Cold Dead Serious). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play is the sixth and final production of the theater company's acclaimed 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Milburn Stone Theatre - Elkton Station
by Scott Serio - May 19, 2016

Putnam Spelling Bee Raises Roof At Milburn Stone Theater's Elkton Station (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Headed to Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Following great critical success in New York, innovative and ground breaking theatre company Fiasco bring their enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece Into The Woods to the Chocolate Factory this Summer. The production opens on 12 July, with previews from 1 July, and runs until 17 September. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Circuit Playhouse to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 6/3-26
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Best described as a grownup's prequel to Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher begins when young starcatcher-in-training, Molly, meets an orphan boy longing for a home of his own. Together, the duo embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Join them as they discover how the captain got that famous hook, how a young boy named Peter became the boy who wouldn't grow up, and how one courageous young woman can change the fate of the world. A dozen talented actors play over 100 different characters in this Tony Award-winning play with music that is sure to have you leaving the theatre grinning from ear-to-ear. (more...)

Prepare for The Ensemblist's 5/22 Live Show with Greene, Krupin, Lyons, Some of Broadway's Best Singer/Songwriters
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2016

On Sunday, May 22nd at 8:15pm, 'The Ensemblist' podcast will be hosting a live show as part of the 2016 NYC Podfest. The only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, will be featuring three Broadway singer-songwriters John Arthur Greene, Janet Krupin, and Douglas Lyons. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Sundog Theatre to Stage Existential Tragicomedy WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce this summer's acclaimed Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, WAITING FOR GODOT. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

Sondheim's ASSASSINS Next Up for Street Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Coming off of its tremendously successful season opener In The Heights, Street Theatre Company stages its second show of the 2016 season, Stephen Sondheim's provocative musical Assassins, May 20 through June 5. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

ASSASSINS, FOOL FOR LOVE & More Set for Princeton Summer Theater's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The 2016 Princeton Summer Theater (PST) troupe invites Central Jersey residents to experience thought-provoking, entertaining, and high-quality theater performances this summer from June 16 through August 11 on the Princeton University campus. (more...)

Stage 62 Presents ASSASSINS This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical 'revusical' that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which Assassins and would-be Assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Joe Mantello to Star in GLASS MENAGERIE Broadway Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Director Sam Gold is hoping Joe Mantello may take on the role of Tom in a revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Stage AVENUE Q This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q, which will bring naughty puppets to the Harriett stage June 3, 2016 as the seventh production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. The production is sponsored by Watermark and Harriett Lake. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Los Altos Stage Company is pleased to announce the line-up for our upcoming season at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. Comprised of two musicals and three plays, our 21st Annual Season is filled with imagination, inspiration, passion, poetry, folly, disillusionment, and madness. (more...)

Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with HAMLET, Starring Arian Moayed & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Tom Ridgely, on Monday May 2nd at 7:30pm, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Arian Moayed (Tony Award nomination, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) along with Mohammad Aghebati, Amir Arison, Brendan Averett, Cary Donaldson, Abraham Makany,  Seth Numrich, Debargo Sanyal, Babak Tafti, Faran Tahir, Sheila Vand, Bernard White, and more.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

First Look - Tony Winner Neil Patrick Harris Takes on LEMONY SNICKET Villain for Netflix
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

As BWW reported last month, Neil Patrick Harris will lead Netflix's series adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS from Paramount TV. The Tony Award winner has official (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

John Perkins of THE NEW CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN to Present Book Signing, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary presents John Perkins, former economist and author of 'Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,' which remained on the NY Times bestseller list for 73 weeks. Since its release in 2004, the book has sold more than 1.25 million copies worldwide and been translated into 32 languages. Perkins will be in Chicago on May 6th for a book signing and lecture of the follow-up to his bestseller, 'The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man' at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells in River North. (more...)

Encore Season of FROM THE HEART for Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Canned Rice Productions and Shannyn Fourie's show about country music legend June Carter Cash and her husband, Johnny, will return to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre for an encore season this May. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre Co. to Present Surreal Drama LIDLESS This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Horse Head Theatre Co. announces their upcoming production, LIDLESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, which will run June 2 through 18, 2016 at the Fresh Arts Gallery located in Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007. (more...)

Pennington Players to One-Night-Only Performance of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Pennington Players are pleased to announce a one-night only special event performance of Jason Robert Brown's song cycle, Songs for a New World, on Saturday evening, May 21, 2016 at 8:00PM.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/22/16- ASSASSINS
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2016

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...)

FX Announces Premiere Dates for SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL and TYRANT
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

FX has set the premiere dates for its summer series SSEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL and TYRANT, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, ARRABAL & More Included in The A.R.T.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, announces its 2016/17 Season, including:  (more...)

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