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#1
Posted: 11/2/21 at 10:21am
The tale of Americas most notorious disruptors begins anew as the star-studded Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidmans Assassins starts performances November 2 at Classic Stage Company. An opening night is set for November 14.

The production was originally slated to begin in April 2020 but was halted just two weeks into rehearsal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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#2
Posted: 11/2/21 at 11:28am

I'll be there tomorrow night! 

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#3
Posted: 11/2/21 at 11:32am
I’ll be there tonight and shall report back!
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#4
Posted: 11/2/21 at 12:49pm
Going tonight as well!
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#5
Posted: 11/2/21 at 12:51pm

The website I'm like...is the ENTIRE run actually sold out???!!!

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#6
Posted: 11/2/21 at 12:51pm

This show and this cast is so special. Have a wonderful time, guys! 

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#7
Posted: 11/2/21 at 1:59pm

rattleNwoolypenguin said: "The website I'm like...is the ENTIRE run actually sold out???!!!"

Yeah, they sold out the day they went on sale a few weeks ago, though CSC released additional seats last week (which then sold out), so maybe it could happen again.

If anyone doesn't know, TodayTix is also doing a $15 lottery. It's open for entries until 3pm everyday.

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#8
Posted: 11/2/21 at 3:14pm

I'm sad but honestly, good for Sondheim?? haha Assassins is such a niche disturbing little show. I'm thrilled this revival is already a success.

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#9
Posted: 11/2/21 at 3:20pm

This will extend it's just a matter of when they announce it. 

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#10
Posted: 11/2/21 at 7:27pm

Sutton Ross said: "This will extend it's just a matter of when they announce it."

True- it will heard from a friend in the industry

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#11
Posted: 11/2/21 at 9:51pm
First off, with having seen Caroline, or Change recently and now Assassins this evening, it feels like 2004 all over again. I can even go see Wicked if I wanted to!

Anyway, the set is very bare bones with the exception of some chairs (a John Doyle favorite!), and some prison/convict costumes. The individual performances themselves are wonderful, but the direction to me felt almost nonexistent. Didn’t really understand what he was going for or what his vision was. It’s not some crazy, new inventive take , nor is it super traditional either. Standouts were the gun song, ballad of guiteau (best of the night), ballad of booth, another national anthem.



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#12
Posted: 11/2/21 at 10:33pm

musikman said: "First off, with having seen Caroline, or Change recently and now Assassins this evening, it feels like 2004 all over again. I can even go see Wicked if I wanted to!

Anyway, the set is very bare bones with the exception of some chairs (a John Doyle favorite!), and some prison/convict costumes. The individual performances themselves are wonderful, but the direction to me felt almost nonexistent. Didn’t really understand what he was going for or what his vision was. It’s not some crazy, new inventive take , nor is it super traditional either. Standouts were the gun song, ballad of guiteau (best of the night), ballad of booth, another national anthem.




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What is the run time? I didn’t see it on the website (I might have missed it when I checked). 

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#13
Posted: 11/2/21 at 10:37pm
Ended right around 8:45
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#14
Posted: 11/2/21 at 11:24pm

musikman said: "First off, with having seen Caroline, or Change recently and now Assassins this evening, it feels like 2004 all over again. I can even go see Wicked if I wanted to!

Anyway, the set is very bare bones with the exception of some chairs (a John Doyle favorite!), and some prison/convict costumes. The individual performances themselves are wonderful, but the direction to me felt almost nonexistent. Didn’t really understand what he was going for or what his vision was. It’s not some crazy, new inventive take , nor is it super traditional either. Standouts were the gun song, ballad of guiteau (best of the night), ballad of booth, another national anthem.




"

Which actors did you think were standouts?

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#15
Posted: 11/3/21 at 9:18am

Did they keep Something Just Broke?

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#16
Posted: 11/3/21 at 10:24am

anonanimal1218 said: "Did they keep Something Just Broke?"

SPOILERS

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yes they did.  

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#17
Posted: 11/3/21 at 11:05am
Did they keep in the balladeer as Lee Harvey Oswald?
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#18
Posted: 11/3/21 at 1:14pm

The Balladeer (Slater) is Oswald. Standouts to me were Taylor and Swenson.

Updated On: 11/15/21 at 01:14 PM
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#19
Posted: 11/3/21 at 1:20pm

Are they using actual gunshots in this production?

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#20
Posted: 11/3/21 at 1:40pm

as of RIGHT NOW :

2 seats for 11/6 for 2pm are available on the website. 

$85 plus fees. 

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#21
Posted: 11/3/21 at 1:49pm

Also 9 seats available on the website for tonight's show. 

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#22
Posted: 11/3/21 at 2:03pm

As far as you could tell, has anything in the score or book been cut or modified (another Doyle habit)?

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
Updated On: 11/3/21 at 02:03 PM
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#23
Posted: 11/3/21 at 2:47pm

Kad said: "As far as you could tell, has anything in the score or book been cut or modified (another Doyle habit)?"

Hmm, if anything, added (as I “spoiled” above).  It seems like they’re using the 2004 version. 
 

There are some new-ish orchestrations due to the instrumentation (some ensemble members were playing instruments.  IN A DOYLE PRODUCTION?!?!? SHOCKED!).  Certain moments sounded full, others sounded a bit ..tinny or lacking? It was …interesting hearing ballad of booth being played on an acoustic guitar instead of a banjo. Another national anthem and Ballad of Guiteau sounded fantastic.   It also is half mic-ed half not, so the sound balance was uneven.  I would have missed a lot of the lyrics if I didn’t know the score by heart. 

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#24
Posted: 11/3/21 at 3:36pm

How is the seating in the theatre (I've never been there)?  Is it a "no bad seat in the house" situation because of the setup?

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#25
Posted: 11/3/21 at 3:44pm
I would suggest sitting higher up, I was in the front row last night (loved it) and missed a scene and a handful of other moments being blocked by other actors onstage.
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