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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.

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Assassins Off-Broadway Cast


by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to share production photos of Windfall, the first show of the 2022 Mainstage Season. The new comedy by Scooter Pietsch, directed by Jason Alexander, will make its East Coast premiere this week on Tuesday, May 31, and runs through June 19.
by BWW Awards - May 31, 2022
This is the final chance to vote for the 19th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards! The Theatre Fans' Choice Awards are the biggest New York Theatre Awards, where YOU, the fans, get to have your say.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for its production of the empowering story of love and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. Due to demand, Steel Magnolias has been extended and now runs June 10 – August 7, 2022, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
Sierra Stages continues its 2022 Season with “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, playing for four weekends only from July 16 – August 4, 2022 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022
Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. See the full list here! This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant on June 14th. See who was honored from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience. Book by John Weidman, Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. / Featuring a witty, moving and insightful book by John Weidman (Assassins; Pacific Overtures; Road Show) and a score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Baby; Closer than Ever; Starting Here, Starting Now).
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2022
Sam is holding on to the past. He’s had the same job, lived in the same house, even ordered the same coffee for a decade now. This one weekend could change all of that. Come see the world premiere of Ten Year – a new musical by Wesley King and Jacob Henz, running through June 4 at Nashville’s Darkhorse Theater.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
Chenango River Theatre will present the highly requested I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, a hilarious musical revue by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts.    
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
Go inside Transport Group's all-star concert Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration, presented as part of the Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022
The full, 38-member company of Tom Stoppard's Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, Leopoldstadt has officially been announced, including Broadway veterans Caissie Levy and Brandon Uranowitz. Check out the entire cast, the show schedule and how to get tickets!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas have announced the creation of a new joint venture, Amigos Para Siempre (APS)! APS will have the rights to Spanish language versions of Andrew’s iconic musical hits.   
by Ilana Lucas - Jun 25, 2022
Taking on Sondheim is a daunting task. It’s an even more daunting task to mold his works to fit and frame one’s own life story. Cynthia Dale encourages us to TAKE THE MOMENT at her show at the Winter Garden. Dale’s winning voice and a thoughtful script distinguish this deeply personal show from simply a series of musical theatre covers.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022
The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today released photos of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
A private industry reading of Ask, I Will Tell, a new musical by Ben Diskant, will be presented in New York City on Thursday, June 23 at 3pm. 
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 21, 2022
Cabaret icon Mark Nadler has an all-new show and an all-new concept that will open on Gay Pride and celebrate two gay legends of the past with a new trajectory for their art.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Just in time for Pride weekend, Broadway Records announced the release of Randy Rainbow's newest single, 'Gay!' Listen here!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
Transport Group has announced that Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Broadway Celebration will be the next installment in its Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 8pm in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022
PS CLASSICS, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American Popular Song, has announced the release of the new album from award-winning nightclub and concert artist JEFF HARNAR – I Know Things Now: My Life in Sondheim’s Words on CD and digital formats.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre’s annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings celebrated the American theatre titan Stephen Sondheim at Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, held Monday, May 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Check out photos from the event here!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor, MI has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Godspell.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
The London Hit-, It Happened in Key West, will receive an Original Cast Recording available digitally, Friday, June 17th. It Happened in Key West features Book, Music, and Lyrics By Broadway Composer, Jill Santoriello, Book and Additional Lyrics by Jason Huza, and Book/Original Concept by Jeremiah James.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022
The Encore’s highly anticipated production of MAMMA MIA! sails onto The Maas stage this month. Arriving on “the Island,” are performers from New York, Chicago, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, as well as extraordinary local talent and Encore favorites. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022
A stage reading of Tennyson Bardwell's new play Glass Houses will be held at The Players Theatre on June 21st on 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village at 7pm.
by Michael Major - Jun 14, 2022
Tony-winner Neil Patrick Harris is joining Doctor Who as the series' latest villain. While most details on his character have yet to be released, the character was teased by showrunner Russell T. Davies as the 'greatest enemy the Doctor has ever faced”. Check out a first look at Harris in costume in a newly-shared Instagram post now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2022
Musical Theatre West has announced the return of one of the world's most popular musicals, Grease, to its stage this summer! Fifty years after the original show hit Broadway, MTW's 2022 production of Grease will tell the classic love story of Danny and Sandy, featuring a talented cast that reflects the diversity of a typical Long Beach high school.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 1, 2022
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles Presents Boogaloo Assassins with Bobby Soul on June 25, 2022.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the musical event of the summer: Ragtime The Musical.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022
Call it “Sunday in the Park with A Cabbello” – clearly apropos for a special encore engagement of ““We’re Still Here” celebrating the music and legacy of Stephen Sondheim. Following the success of their first with-audience performance in two years May 14 & 15, the “BelloGents” of A Cabbello are back.
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022
Currently playing a long-awaited pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto, & Juliet will transfer directly to Broadway, with previews beginning October 28, 2022 ahead of a November 17, 2022 opening at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Tickets are available now!
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022
The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) announced the film lineup for this year’s 21st edition of the film festival. AFFD’s Opening Night selection is Wenxiong Xing’s Too Cool to Kill, the Closing Night selection is Roshan Sethi’s 7 Days, Spotlight screenings include Park Hoon-Jung’s The Witch 2: The Other One, and Shô Miyake’s Small, Slow but Steady.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022
She ain’t down yet! Brought to you by the Transport Group’s award-winning production in conjunction with Music Theatre International, this studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown is now available. Listen here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022
TOArts has announced the current line-up for the 2022-2023 season, featuring 37 engaging new events.  Included are music, dance, blues, comedy, magic and theater.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022
Simon Lipkin and Georgina Castle will be playing the much loved characters Buddy and Jovie in ELF, the smash hit musical, which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
Voloz Collective’s The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much has been named as a winner of the Carol Tambor Incentive Award 2022.  The New-York based fund was designed to encourage new writing and live performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year and the £10,000 ($13,000 US) fund has been divided between ten shows selected by the Foundation.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2022
BWW catches up with the team behind The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much to chat about bringing the show to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
Brought to you by the Transport Group’s award-winning production in conjunction with Music Theatre International, this studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, will be available everywhere, digitally, Friday, July 22nd. Get an exclusive first listen to Beth Malone singing 'I Ain't Down Yet' here! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
The exuberant new musical Sing Street, based on the hit 2016 indie film of the same title, will be playing at The Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA from August 26 to October 2, 2022. Check out rehearsal photos here!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022
Ray of Light Theatre in San Francisco has announced casting for the upcoming production of Kinky Boots.
by Team BWW - Jul 2, 2022
This July 4th, enjoy songs from shows like: Hamilton, Allegiance, 1776, Ragtime, Hello, Dolly!, Assassins, Rent, Holiday Inn, Songs for a New World, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Music Man, West Side Story, Rags, George M, Giant, Anyone Can Whistle, American Idiot, In the Heights, Hair, Working, and many more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022
The studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown will be available everywhere, digitally, Friday, July 22nd. The Unsinkable Molly Brown features Meredith Willson's original score and lyrics plus unknown gems from Willson’s trunk, with a new book and added lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and liner notes by Luis Miranda.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022
The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season—their fourth--with Edward Albee’s acclaimed masterwork, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opening September 9th.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022
The new production of Guys and Dolls in Japan has opened its curtain to a house full of enthusiastic audience at the prestigious Imperial Theatre on Thursday, June 9th in Tokyo.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022
The Shark is Broken - one of the most successful plays of the 2021-22 London season - will launch the new Mirvish Theatre season in Toronto. The comedy, which received  both critical and audience acclaim when it ran at the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End, will have its North American premiere at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre, September 25 to November 6, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
Broadway rehearsals have begun for Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard's Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, and Lorne Michaels.
by Roy Berko - Aug 7, 2022
What did our critic think of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at Cain Park--Alma Theatre?
by Team BWW - Aug 2, 2022
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has just announced initial casting for its Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls. Helmed by Marc Bruni, the all-star cast will be led by Tony Award® winner James Monroe Iglehart as Nathan Detroit, Tony Award® winner Jessie Mueller as Miss Adelaide, Steven Pasquale as Sky Masterson, and Tony Award® nominee and Grammy Award® winner Phillipa Soo as Sarah Brown.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2022
A brand-new version of a timeless legend takes the stage September 9 through October 9 as Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Lerner and Loewe's royal masterpiece, Camelot. Winner of four Tony awards in its original production, CCCT's production features an eight-person ensemble cast in the iconic tale of Arthur and his Knights, and the ill-fated romance between Lancelot and Guenevere.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022
The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY) will present a conversation with Tom Stoppard on Sunday, September 18 at 4:30pm at the 92nd Street Y.

Assassins Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Assassins and what's the order?
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)

What productions of Assassins have their been?
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.

What awards has Assassins been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Weidman, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Jerry Zaks Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Stephen Sondheim and Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Assassins.

What productions of Assassins have there been?
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.