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John Wilkes Booth

Date of Death: April 26, 1865 (26)

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Review: The Incomparable Jeffrey Walker Stands Out in the Center Stage Youth Theatre's Production of LES MISERABLES

The young cast brings the iconic musical to life, with a lead performance that will not soon be forgotten.

Review: ASSASSINS Goes for the Prize at Riverfront Theater Company

A great cast and extremely solid band steps up to the challenge of Sondheim's prickliest show.

Theater for the New City to Present KILLIN' REPUBLICANS, A New Rock Opera By Dick D. Zigun

'Killin' Republicans' is a new rock opera by Dick D. Zigun, presented by Theater for the New City. Join the conversation as actress Jodie Foster, a Nigerian Afrobeat star, and her Mississippi oilman husband get drunk on a transatlantic flight. Running from November 30 to December 17 at Theater for the New City. Tickets are available at the box office.

Review: ASSASSINS at Theo

Although it debuted off-Broadway more than thirty years ago, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s ASSASSINS remains a thrilling, bone chilling, brilliant, and immensely taut musical. Drawing on the United States history of successful and would-be presidential assassins, ASSASSINS is an astounding exploration of disillusionment and infamy. The musical feels remarkably prescient in the era of TikTok influencers and an epidemic of mass shootings in America; ASSASSINS unnervingly pre-dates both of these phenomena and yet is a real immediate reflection of them. When the ensemble sings in “The Gun Song” that “all you have to do is move your little finger/ and you can change the world,” it’s absolutely terrifying in a 2023 context. Sondheim and Weidman present a cast of historical characters that feel disenfranchised and disillusioned by American ideals, and modern America certainly hasn’t been disabused of this notion.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 6th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 6, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Michael Cerveris Returns as Scrooge in A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL At Pittsburgh CLO

Get the latest news on the cast of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, including the return of Michael Cerveris as Scrooge.

Emerging Artists Theatre's Spark Theatre Festival NYC Starts On Monday

Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT), currently celebrating their 30th anniversary season, will showcase over 50 original new works at their bi-annual Spark Theatre Festival NYC.

Aspinwall-Based Riverfront Theater Company to Present Stephen Sondheim's Hit Musical ASSASSINS

Riverfront Theater Company will present Stephen Sondheim's 'Assassins' in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania. Get all the details here!

Review: ASSASSINS at The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston

What did our critic think of ASSASSINS at The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston?

Review: ASSASSINS at Arden Theatre Company

Another thrilling and thought-provoking production at The Arden Theatre delivers an evening of something quite different. ASSASSINS is an evening of one of the tightest ensembles of dedicated performers that this reviewer has seen in quite some time.

TYRANTS Will Have a Special Presentation at The U.S. National Archives This Week

TYRANTS, a new musical based on the life of Edwin Booth starring Tony nominee A.J. SHIVELY, will play two special concert performances this Friday and Saturday at the United States National Archives in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the upcoming performances here!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Unveils Cast and Creative Team for ASSASSINS

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre has revealed the cast and production team of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's provocative musical Assassins.

Interview: Lloyd J. Schwartz' Currently Between THE RIGHT IS OURS! & Storybook Theatre

The multi-tasking Lloyd J. Schwartz’ The Right is Ours! world premiered at the Sierra Madre Playhouse last week. Not content to only be writing and directing The Right is Ours!, Lloyd’s also the creative force behind Storybook Theatre at Theatre West (with his wife Barbara Mallory Schwartz). Lloyd managed to carve out some time between multiple responsibilities to answer a few of my queries.

Arden Theatre Company to Kick Off 36th Season With ASSASSINS, Starring Robi Hagar, Miles Jacoby, and More

Arden Theatre Company will open their 2023/24 season with the TONY Award-winning musical, ASSASSINS, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Philadelphia writer, composer, and educator, Charles J. Gilbert, Jr. Get more information here!

Bristol Riverside Theatre Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP 

The mainstage season at Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) (120 Radcliffe  Street, Bristol, PA 19007) kicks off with the iconic Charles Ludlam comedy-camp-suspense-satire play The  Mystery of Irma Vep. The title is a nod to the 1915 French movie serial Les Vampires. Ludlam's cult  classic premieres on the BRT mainstage October 3 to 22.

Lyric Stage Boston to Kick Off 2023/24 Season with Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS

Get ready for a thrilling start to Lyric Stage Boston's 2023/24 season with Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. Don't miss this limited run of the captivating musical. Experience the powerful production at Lyric Stage Boston and immerse yourself in the world of Assassins.

Review: ASSASSINS Hits the Mark at Rise Up Theatre Company

Rise Up Theatre Company is moving on to a bigger and better theatre space in Rancho Cordova but, before they do, they are gracing the MACC with a nail-biting production of Assassins. This Sondheim work lives in the shadow of his more popular pieces like Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods, but it stands on its own merit for its originality and varied score. Its 2004 Broadway debut garnered five Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Now Rancho Cordova’s own rising community theatre brings the story of America’s most famous assassins to you, featuring robust local talent that sets their sights on your support.

Full Cast and Creative Team Revealed For RENT at the Muny

The Muny has revealed the full cast, design and production teams for its production of Rent, running August 4 - 10.

THE RIGHT IS OURS! Has World Premiere On September 8 At Sierra Madre Playhouse

A new musical The Right Is Ours! will have its world premiere engagement of a new musical at Sierra Madre Playhouse. 

ASSASSINS Opens At Music Mountain Theatre

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.


John Wilkes Booth has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

John Wilkes Booth has not appeared in the West End

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