Ages: 13+
Opened: December 18, 1990
Closing: February 16, 1991

Assassins - 1990 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

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416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves) New York, NY 10036

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.

Assassins - 1990 - Off-Broadway Cast

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Everybody's Got the Right
The Ballad of Booth
How I Saved Roosevelt
Gun Song
The Ballad of Czolgosz
Unworthy of Your Love
The Ballad of Guiteau
Another National Anthem
Shooting Gallery
Something Just Broke
Opening: Everybody's Got The Right
The Ballad Of Booth
How I Saved Roosevelt
Gun Song
Unworthy Of Your Love
The Ballad Of Guiteau
Another National Anthem
Everybody's Got The Right (Finale)
Assassins has had 10 productions including New York which opened in 1989, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 1990, Regional (US) which opened in 1992, West End which opened in 1992, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2014 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2017.
Assassins has been nominated for several awards. These include the Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) nomination for John Weidman, the Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) nomination for Jerry Zaks, the Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) nomination for Stephen Sondheim, and the Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) nomination for Assassins.



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