Assassins

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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(New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest running theatre of color and largest producer of Asian American theatrical work, announces that it will close out its 54th season with a new production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - the wickedly subversive Tony-award winning musical that tells the story of the nine notorious Americans who took their shot at the President of the United States. 
by Chris Struck - Oct 9, 2019
Joel B. New has crafted something of seemingly accidental genius. The combination of Monkey Trouble and Unleashed! in the form of Monkey Trouble: Unleashed! equals humor, action, and a lot more romance than you would have expected. Ultimately, fate makes a man who thinks he's a monkey choose: to fight or to love.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Classic Stage Company kicks off its 2019-20 season on Thursday, October 10, when previews begin for artistic director John Doyle's new staging of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, opening October 27 and running through December 15 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th St, New York). Today CSC announces that Timothy Douglas will direct Tristan Bernays' retelling of Frankenstein (beginning January 30), which the company will pair with Kate Hamill's reimagining of Dracula (starting January 14), directed by Sarna Lapine, to form a thrilling repertory cycle of adaptations of two legendary Gothic nightmares by emerging playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Two actors, twenty characters, and a barrel of laughs are coming to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville this month.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 67th season with the West Coast regional theatre premiere of the 10-time Tony nominated musical Something Rotten! at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 18 a?" November 3.  From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes a no-holds-a?oeBarda?? deliciously loopy celebration of the greatest English playwright and the greatest American art form.   Music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell.
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2019
Actress/Producer Tal Fox is about to open in the rarely produced In Trousers at The Lounge. In our conversation she tells us about this and her other theatrical chestnuts. TAL FOX  - Tal is an LA-based actress, singer and theater educator. Theater credits include: Max & Ruby (National Tour), The Christians (Center Theatre Group), Star Is Born 3, Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz (The Rockwell), Kiss Me, Kate, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Zorba, Hello Again, The Spitfire Grill, Ragtime... Tal holds a BFA in Musical Theater and BA in Communications from Pace University, and is also a producer, writer, and casting director. Producing credits include: Star is Born 3 (The Rockwell) and Dreamgirls (5-Star Theatricals). Casting work includes: Good Grief (Center Theater Group), Collective Rage (Theatre @ Boston Court), 5-Star Theatrical's productions of Shrek, Matilda, West Side Story, and The Music Man. Follow her on Instagram: @talmorningdew ~Tal  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The full lineup of performers have been announced for the 26th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY. The event will honor TONY Award-winner for The Color Purple a?" LA CHANZE and legendary Grammy Award-winning music producer a?" RUSS TITELMAN.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
ScoBar Entertainment has announced that PIANO BAR LIVE!has been extended through November, at Brandy's Piano Bar on the Upper East Side, beginning Monday, November 4 from 7-8:30pm. Joining Piano Bar Maestro, MICHAEL McASSEY at the keys, will be a veritable Who's Who of Cabaret and Broadway! PIANO BAR LIVE! is an interactive, live-streaming Piano Bar experience. THERE IS NO COVER CHARGE for PIANO BAR LIVE! but there is a two drink minimum.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Classic Stage Company's 2019 gala will honor Anika Noni Rose, whose singular performance in CSC's recent production of Carmen Jones propelled it to widespread acclaim, and Ted Chapin, visionary President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Ford's Theatre announces that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Classic Stage Company today announces the events comprising its 2019-20 season of Classic Conversations, evenings of conversation and performance featuring CSC's Tony Award-winning Artistic Director, John Doyle, with some of today's foremost musical-theater artists.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
BroadwayHD is heading into November with a stellar lineup, lead by knock-out performances of theater classics. The all-female production of Donmar Warehouse's Julius Caesar makes its way to the platform on November 7, giving subscribers a stunning twist on a classic play. Dan Goggin's internationally acclaimed musical anthology series, Nunsense and its 6 sequels will be making its exclusive digital streaming premiere on BroadwayHD beginning November 14. Just in time for the 20th Anniversary of its debut on Broadway, Putting It Together starring Tony and Emmy Award winners Carol Burnett and George Hearn as well as Emmy Award nominee Bronson Pinchot brings a heavy dose of humor to the library on November 21. In addition to all of this, the holidays arrive early when beautiful productions of A Christmas Carol, MeshugaNutcracker! and The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker debut on BroadwayHD on November 26.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
NPR's hit public radio series Selected Shorts is coming to Kean Stage's Enlow Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 with an evening of festive stories filled with love, laughter and nostalgia. The stories will be read by actors Michael Cerveris, Dana Ivey and Richard Masur.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the five award-winning artists who will lead the creative team for the world premiere of Swept Away.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Oct 23, 2019
THE POLITICIAN es la nueva serie de éxito en Netflix que cuenta con varios nombres del Teatro Musical como su protagonista Ben Platt o su compañera en DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Laura Dreyfuss.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater is revisiting a Rep classic November 12 a?" December 15, 2019 with The Nerd by Larry Shue.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - Oct 22, 2019
Sherlock Holmes And The Adventure of The Fallen Souffle, running now through December 21st at The Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, is a brand new adaptation on the classic Sherlock Holmes stories that we know and love. A world premiere play written by David MacGregor, this show takes audiences through the interesting life of Sherlock Holmes and his acquaintances. The play is set the day before Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and her son, the playboy Prince of Wales, arrives at 221B Baker Street pursued by anarchist assassins. Coincidentally, the greatest chef in the world, Auguste Escoffier, also arrives at the same house, not knowing his career is about to be shattered by blackmail and scandal. This action-filled tale will provide Dr. Watson with the material for Sherlock Holmes' most bizarre and tastiest case.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2019
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by Natasha Ashley - Oct 20, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2019
The 5 & Dime has announced its shows and new ticket subscription options starting at $74 for the theatre's 2020 season.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2019
There comes a moment quite near the conclusion of Roxy Regional Theatre's production of Assassins that is both brilliant and chilling, perfectly encapsulating what the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical is all about.
by Andrea Stephenson - Oct 19, 2019
Anyone who has undertaken a show by Stephen Sondheim knows that the music is seriously difficult, often including dissonant cords, tricky intervals, and overlapping lines. Assassins is no exception. Written by John Weidman and Sondheim, it was first produced at Playwrights Horizons in 1990 and hit Broadway in 2004. It was originally scheduled to play on Broadway in 2001, but was postponed due to the events of September 11, 2001. The story of those who assassinated or attempted to assassinate various Presidents throughout US history, Assassins combines quirky characters such as the Proprietor and Balladeer with historical characters such as Emma Goldman and John Wilkes Booth. It covers complex themes ranging from broken dreams to corruption to classism with dark humor. The show approaches these themes and the overarching theme of disillusionment with the American dream in a way that may make audiences feel uncomfortable as they are confronted with truths that are all too real about our country, our history, and human nature. Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg takes on Assassins now through November 3rd.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Signature Theatre's rehearsals for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
The Play That Goes Wrong brings mayhem to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts from October 31 through November 3. The Play That Goes Wrong is generously sponsored by The Club at Rockland Trust Bank.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
THEY GOT THE BEAT! Join us this holiday for a fairy-tale celebration of love and acceptance in this raucous royal family a?oevacation,a?? HEAD OVER HEELS. Venture to the forest with the royals of Arcadia on a quest to save their beloved kingdom after they learn of an Oracle's prophecy of doom, all while moovin' and groovin' to the music of The Go-Go's in this exuberant Elizabethan-inspired musical!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Kander & Ebb's (Chicago, Cabaret) Tony Award-winning musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman, is now in rehearsals at Melbourne Theatre Company ahead of its opening on Friday 22 November at Southbank Theatre.
by Gary Naylor - Oct 15, 2019
Assassins is never less than engaging and interesting, for all its structural flaws. Worth the ticket price just to see the virtuosity of this super-talented cast.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Variety reports that Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris has joined an upcoming film in the 'Matrix' franchise. Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles from the original films.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center (1051 Main Street, The Villages, FL 32159) has hired a Director of Educationa?"Nathaniel Niemia?"who will also serve as the Resident Director at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL); effective immediately. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Knot Free Productions presents In Trousers, a 'prequel' to William Finn's groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, directed by Ryan O'Connor.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Tony Award-nominated actor Mario Cantone (Broadway: Assassins, Laugh Whore) will star in the world premiere production of Bliss, an original musical fantasy that flips the traditional princess narrative upside down. Cantone, the comedic genius best known for playing Anthony Marentino in Sex and the City, will star as Sir Pincus Glimmermore, the princesses' fairy godfather. Bliss, which is the 23rd new musical produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre, features a book, music, and lyrics by Emma Lively and Tyler Beattie and will showcase direction by Tony Award-nominated Sheryl Kaller (Broadway: Mothers and Sons, Next Fall), who is one of only fourteen women in Tony history to receive a nomination in the Best Director category. Additional casting for Bliss will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Take Two Theatricals and Club 11 London have announced Mazz Murray as Madame and Jérôme Pradon as Sebastian in the UK premiere of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 20 October 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the next production in its 25th Anniversary season: the New Faces Sing Broadway series. New Faces Sing Broadway 1956, hosted by Angela Ingersoll, directed by Brianna Borger and music directed by Chuck Larkin, returns to Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and to The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Tony Award-nominated actor Mario Cantone will star in the world premiere production of Bliss at 5th Avenue Theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019
BroadwayWorld has your first look at Signature Theatre's A Chorus Line! Check out the photos and video!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Tony nominees Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale made their way to the polls this morning, and they took to Instagram to urge friends and fans alike to go out and vote. Check out their video to see the pair's original song all about why it's important for you to vote and make your voice heard.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Seacoast Repertory Theater takes a provocative yet entertaining look at American culture in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, a musical revue based on the lives of U.S. history's notorious presidential assailants.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
BirdLand Theatre will present a bold new staged reading of Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek's groundbreaking play On the Royal Road: The Burgher King at Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, on November 9 at 3.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Accepting the British honor last night at an intimate gathering of artists and special guests in New York, the legendary composer and lyricist remarked, “I've been an Anglophile for a long time, partly because the first good reviews I ever got were in London. This is a continuing love affair as far as I'm concerned.” 
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019
Holiday Time is here! Tinkerbelle the Dog's cover of Lea Michelle's Christmas In New York will bring all good cheer.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
LIPSYNCED is a thematic improv show that features drag in a game show format hosted by Tom Hearn! It's a lip-syncing comedy PARTY!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Michael Cerveris and his bandmate Kimberly Kaye are bringing their band Loose Cattle up from New Orleans and herding their off kilter americana murmurations into Joe's Pub for the first time in four years on Wednesday December 4th at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Ragtime will make its Australian premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne 2 - 10 November 2019.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Marc Kudisch gives us a lesson on Richard J,. Daley.