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John Wilkes Booth

 
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Date of Birth: May 10, 1838
Date of Death: April 26, 1865 (26)

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  [Broadway]
1864
Marc Antony






John Wilkes Booth News

Pittsburgh CLO Announces the Cast Of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Michael Cerv Photo Pittsburgh CLO Announces the Cast Of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Michael Cerveris
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for the 31st annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 9-23 at the historic Byham Theater. Two time Tony winner, Michael Cerveris, will take on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Review: ASSASSINS at Columbus Performing Arts Center Photo Review: ASSASSINS at Columbus Performing Arts Center
by Paul Batterson - Nov 14, 2022

What did our critic think of ASSASSINS at Columbus Performing Arts Center? Stephen Sondheim issued a not-so-subtle warning to critics attending his musical ASSASSINS. In the song, 'the Ballad of Booth,' the balladeer questions the Abraham Lincoln killer for his motives: 'Some say you killed a country, John/Because of bad reviews.'

Photos: First Look at Imagine Productions' ASSASSINS Photo Photos: First Look at Imagine Productions' ASSASSINS
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 11, 2022

Assassins lay 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. Performances run Nov. 11 - 19, 2022 at Columbus Performing Arts Center, Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43125.. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.imaginecolumbus.org/

The Cell Theatre Announces 2023 Programming Featuring Over 30 Resident Artists Photo The Cell Theatre Announces 2023 Programming Featuring Over 30 Resident Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022

Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre (Artistic Director Kira Simring) has announced their 2023 season, featuring a year of full productions, art exhibitions, developmental workshops, and over 30 resident artists.

Tony-Winner Michael Cerveris To Star In A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL At Pittsburgh CLO Photo Tony-Winner Michael Cerveris To Star In A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL At Pittsburgh CLO
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO brings one of the nation's top performers, Michael Cerveris, to town in the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in its 31st annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 9-23 at the Byham Theater.

Broadway Streaming Guide: October 2022 - Where to Watch THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL &  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: October 2022 - Where to Watch THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Oct 1, 2022

Fall into October with a brand new lineup of Broadway-themed titles coming to streaming services. From the Original Broadway Cast Recording of & Juliet to the return of Seth Rudetsky's streaming concert series, check out what's streaming this month!

Julia Murney, Michael Cerveris, & Ali Ewoldt Announced for the Return of THE SETH CON Photo Julia Murney, Michael Cerveris, & Ali Ewoldt Announced for the Return of THE SETH CONCERT SERIES
by Team BWW - Sep 19, 2022

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky has announced performers through October for his critically acclaimed LIVE concert series. Every week, Seth and one of his favorite Broadway stars will perform an intimate concert filled with Broadway tunes, Seth's signature hilarious interviews and even song requests from viewers requested in real time!

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY Photo Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March ‚Äď Sunday 26 March 2023.

Music Educator To Debut His Show INFAMOUS THE MUSICAL at St. Edward High School Photo Music Educator To Debut His Show INFAMOUS THE MUSICAL at St. Edward High School
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022

Infamous the Musical is set to premiere as a Staged Concert this September at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio. Infamous is a musical recount of the events leading toward Abraham Lincoln's assassination and subsequent manhunt for his killer, John Wilkes Booth.

Review: Bucket List Productions' 'Eerily Prescient' ASSASSINS: THE MUSICAL Opens at N Photo Review: Bucket List Productions' 'Eerily Prescient' ASSASSINS: THE MUSICAL Opens at Nashville's Darkhorse Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 9, 2022

In theater, as in life, it’s all in the timing: Bucket List Productions’ Assassins: The Musical opened its Nashville run at Darkhorse Theater on Friday, July 8, the same day that former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe died by an assassin’s gun. As news of Abe’s assassination reverberated throughout the world yesterday, it underscored the timelessness and the unfortunate relevance of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical outside the oftentimes fanciful, yet eerily prescient, world of musical theater.

John Wilkes Booth Videos

VIDEO: 'Theater' Featured as Final JEOPARDY! Category Videoplay
VIDEO: 'Theater' Featured as Final JEOPARDY! Category

by Michael Major - May 3, 2022

Last night's episode of Jeopardy! featured 'Theatre' as the final category. The question read, 'In November 1864, John Wilkes Booth and his brothers were fittingly part of a performance of this Shakespeare play.' Watch the clip to see if you answered correctly and check out previous theatre-related Jeopardy clips!

VIDEO: Watch Julia Murney, Drew Gehling & More in Scenes from ASSASSINS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Julia Murney, Drew Gehling & More in Scenes from ASSASSINS

by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2020

With Election Day just hours away, the country's attention is on the future of America's political landscape, but some of Broadway's best are looking to its past. Watch below as¬†Will Blum gathers an all star lineup to perform¬†‚ÄúWhat Does a Man Do?‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúHave It Your Way‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúAnother National Anthem‚ÄĚ from ASSASSINS.

VIDEO: Judy Kuhn Shares A Message From ASSASSINS at Classic Stage Company Videoplay
VIDEO: Judy Kuhn Shares A Message From ASSASSINS at Classic Stage Company

by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020

Broadway star Judy Kuhn has released a short message on behalf of John Doyle's star-studded production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Classic Stage Company.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At ASSASINS At Hillcrest Center For The Arts Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At ASSASINS At Hillcrest Center For The Arts

by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2019

'Everybody's Got the Right' to their dream role in this gender-blind production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. Performing this August at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts.

VIDEO: Get a Look Inside Signature's ASSASSINS Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Look Inside Signature's ASSASSINS

by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies).

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Call on Horace! HELLO, DOLLY's! Victor Garber Relives S Videoplay
Backstage with Richard Ridge: Call on Horace! HELLO, DOLLY's! Victor Garber Relives Some of His Greatest Roles

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 22, 2018

He has played roles as varied as Jesus and Mr. Applegate; John Wilkes Booth and Thomas Andrews; Anthony and Professor Callahan. Nowadays he's bringing audiences to their feet eight times a week at the Shubert Theatre as Hello, Dolly's Horace Vandergelder.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 16- Happy Birthday, Victor Garber! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 16- Happy Birthday, Victor Garber!

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2018

Today, we want to wish a happy and profitable birthday to Hello Dolly's current Horace Vandergelder, Victor Garber!

BWW TV: ASSASSINS Takes Aim at Encores! Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman(Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton(The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

BWW TV: They've Got the Right! Watch Highlights from Encores! ASSASSINS in Rehearsal
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 5, 2017

Encores! Off-Center kicks off the 2017 season with Assassins! The trigger-happy squad assembled for Assassins, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's carnival ride through the history of political violence, will star Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman (Giuseppe Zangara), Victoria Clark (Sara Jane Moore), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (The Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton (The Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan(Samuel Byck). Assassins will be directed by Anne Kauffman, with music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

VIDEO: Yale Rep's ASSASSINS Cast Gives 'How I Saved Roosevelt' a Pop Update!
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2017

While the cast was on a break during tech, they joined together for an epic jam session and gave 'How I Saved Roosevelt' a pop update. Check it out below! 


John Wilkes Booth Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Wilkes Booth been in?
John Wilkes Booth has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has John Wilkes Booth been in?
John Wilkes Booth has not appeared in the West End