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Assassins casting news#1
Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:03pm

Judy Kuhn, Steven Pasquale, Will Swenson, Wesley Taylor, and Brandon Uranowitz will star in Classic Stage Company's upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, directed by John Doyle.

THIS CAST!!!!  How exciting!!

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/news/assassins-classic-stage-company-casting_89835.html

Updated On: 9/24/19 at 02:03 PM
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:21pm
Swenson as Guiteau and Uranowitz as Czolgasz? Those sound like they should be reversed. Is it possible they made a mistake in the press release?
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:23pm
That's not the full cast.
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:24pm

ModernMillie3 said: "Judy Kuhn, Steven Pasquale, Will Swenson, Wesley Taylor, and Brandon Uranowitz will star in Classic Stage Company's upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman'sAssassins, directed by John Doyle.

THIS CAST!!!! How exciting!!

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/news/assassins-classic-stage-company-casting_89835.html
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It's not the FULL cast -- it's 5 people.  Did you read the article?

 

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:31pm

JBroadway said: "Swenson as Guiteau and Uranowitz as Czolgasz? Those sound like they should be reversed. Is it possible they made a mistake in the press release?"

Nope! Three articles confirm the casting is correct!

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Assassins casting news#6
Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:32pm

F*ck me UP with this cast. Holy hell, take all my money ever. Cannot wait!!!!


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Assassins casting news#7
Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:36pm
I’m losing my mind over this.
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Assassins casting news#8
Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:38pm

ModernMillie3 said: "JBroadway said: "Swenson as Guiteau and Uranowitz as Czolgasz? Those sound like they should be reversed. Is it possible they made a mistake in the press release?"

Nope! Three articles confirm the casting is correct!
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Well, presumeably if there were a mistake, it would have been on the production’s end, and therefore would have been sent to all the publications. 

I acknowledge that it’s unlikely, but to me it seems more likely than Brandon Uranwotiz getting cast as Czolgasz. So bizarre. He is so wildly wrong for that role, and he would be a perfect choice for Guiteau. Meanwhile Swenson as Guiteau...kind of works I guess? But he would be much better as Czolgasz

 

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Posted: 9/24/19 at 2:48pm
Excited except it’s bound to be another blank wall no props production.
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 3:47pm

THIS IS INSANE I CAN'T WAIT

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Assassins casting news#11
Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:17pm
I was dying for this revival but was unsure if I should rush or get the Future Classic membership. Now seeing Uranowitz in this, I am not risking rush.
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Assassins casting news#12
Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:18pm

SouthernCakes said: "Excited except it’s bound to be another blank wall no props production. "

I have the aching suspicion that this production might be closer to his Passion.  I can see them wanting to make this an event in time for Sondheim's birthday.  At least I hope.  His last few productions at CSC have been mind-numbingly flat, one-note, and boring.

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Assassins casting news#13
Posted: 9/24/19 at 5:47pm
this casting sounds about white
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Assassins casting news#14
Posted: 9/24/19 at 6:16pm
They're not wrong.
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Assassins casting news#15
Posted: 9/24/19 at 6:26pm

The cast maybe stellar but the casting does seem a little odd. Judy Kuhn as Squeaky Fromme?  I love Judy but I’m not sure I’d buy her playing 27. And the age difference is usually quite integral in the relationship established with Sara Jane Moore in their scenes. In fact it’s only Steven Pasquale as announced that makes total sense to me on the page. But heck, it’s a great group of actors so colour me intrigued.

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Assassins casting news#16
Posted: 9/24/19 at 6:34pm

LightsOut90 said: "this casting sounds about white"

As all these characters are based on real people who could pass for white (all born in what we would consider white countries and most being born in the US, minus Giuseppe), so I don't think most directors would really push for a cast with more POC.

Then again could this show would have some more intrigue with a mostly POC cast (with the exception of John Wilkes Booth, as I don't think his bigotry in his Ballad really hits as hard if he is other than white, maybe? I could be wrong about that)? The show has a lot of similar themes to Hamilton (America, immigration, outsiders telling their story), so a cast of color could fit in very nicely. Still you would need a director aiming for that, which Doyle is not.

Updated On: 9/24/19 at 06:34 PM

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Assassins casting news#17
Posted: 9/24/19 at 6:50pm
Kuhn is playing Moore. Which is honestly kind of a waste of her voice but I’m ecstatic about seeing her in any role.
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Assassins casting news#18
Posted: 9/24/19 at 7:22pm

cougarnewtin said: "Kuhn is playing Moore. Which is honestly kind of a waste of her voice but I’m ecstatic about seeing her in any role."

 

Oh yes I must have read that while half asleep. Thanks for putting me straight.

It’s still odd - but LESS odd. An agreed about the waste of her vocals. 

 

Updated On: 9/24/19 at 07:22 PM
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Posted: 9/24/19 at 8:57pm

I agree on Judy Kuhn being a bit of a waste here (though I'll definitely see her anyway).  I get emails from Classic Stage Company and they just had headshots of the actors with no roles mentioned in the email, and Judy Kuhn and Will Swenson were the two biggest pictures with the rest underneath, so I thought for a second that Judy Kuhn was going to be playing the balladeer, which got me really excited.  Though I wonder if they'll still go an unconventional direction with that role anyway since it hasn't been announced yet.

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Assassins casting news#20
Posted: 9/24/19 at 9:13pm
Having Judy Kuhn, one of the best musical theater singers who has ever lived, be wasted in a “character singing” part is odd, but..it’s a job I guess.
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Assassins casting news#21
Posted: 9/24/19 at 9:38pm

The Distinctive Baritone said: "Having Judy Kuhn, one of the best musical theater singers who has ever lived, be wasted in a “character singing” part is odd, but..it’s a job I guess."

I feel as if the same could be said about Victoria Clark, and she was one of the brightest spots of the 2017 Encores! production. Singing aside, there's still a lot to sink into with Moore, and I look forward to seeing Kuhn take it on.

I would still love to see what Julie White, who was originally announced for the Encores! run, could do with the part, but I guess the chance has passed us by once again.

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Assassins casting news#22
Posted: 9/25/19 at 7:04am
The cast is interesting, so far. I don’t see Judy Kuhn in that role at all. But I’m very much looking forward to seeing who they get for Squeaky and John Hinckley.
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Assassins casting news#23
Posted: 9/25/19 at 12:14pm

DoTheDood said: "I was dying for this revival but was unsure if I should rush or get the Future Classic membership. Now seeing Uranowitz in this, I am not risking rush."

Same. Christ, this is like a fan's dream cast. When does this go on sale? I might just spring for the Future Classic membership to hopefully guarantee a ticket. 

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Assassins casting news#24
Posted: 9/25/19 at 12:55pm

VintageSnarker said: "When does this go on sale?"

Hard to say for members, but judging for Macbeth, single tickets went on sale mid-August, so Assassin singles might go on sale around February. Members get first pick so my best guess would be late December, early January.

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Posted: 9/25/19 at 12:55pm

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