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 Paul Batterson - Mar 9, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Consider this entry from the 'If at first you don't succeed' department. A young television writer is recruited to write a book for the musical SHINBONE ALLEY. Haven't heard of it? That's not too surprising. It lasted a little over a month and closed on Broadway after 49 performances. Undaunted, he writes the first act for another musical, ALL-AMERICAN five years later. It also flops, closing on Broadway after 80 performances.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
During the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the Shaw Festival announced positive financial results for the 2019 season. Kevin Patterson, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, shared with an audience of patrons, donors and company members that both sales and fundraising revenues achieved all-time highs, resulting in a $519,000 season surplus.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
At today's Shaw Festival Annual General Meeting, Board Chair Peter E.S. Jewett welcomed new members - Thomas R. Hyde, senior counsel at Hodgson Russ LLP and Nicole R. Tzetzo, partner at Hodgson Russ LLP - to the Shaw Festival Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is invested with fiduciary oversight to support and further the mission and longevity of the Shaw Festival.
by Cary Ginell - Mar 6, 2020
Four Frenetic Feminists Fight Fate In France - Lauren Gunderson's hilarious black comedy groups four French Revolutionaries on their way to the guillotine.
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2020
Love is eternal to some. Annoying to others. What We Do In The Shadows returns for a new season 4/15 on FX. Next day on FX on Hulu.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Before we were Bumbling and Mingling and Swiping Right, there were Personals - ads for those looking for love. And before there was the television hit show Friends. the creators took a stab and making a musical that would later help them lay the groundwork for that show.
by West of Broadway - Mar 6, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff speak with Gedde Watanabe and George Xavier, two cast members of East West Players' Spring 2020 production of the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Spinning Tree Theatre will conclude the 2019-20 season April 17 - May 3 with Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles. The 1983 musical, based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, has music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein. La Cage aux Folles won the 1984 Tony Award for Best Musical, and both Broadway revivals (2005 and 2010) won Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
On April 6, 2020, Carol Burnett will receive the 2020 Stephen Sondheim Award, to be presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential musical theater writer and composer, benefits Signature's artistic, education and community programs. Kristin Chenoweth and Santino Fontana will perform in Carol Burnett's honor along with Washington's own Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton and Bobby Smith. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out today's highlights from over the weekend, from stars including the kids of Fun Home, Ethan Slater, Leslie Odom, Jr., Ashley Park, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
Ethan Slater took to Instagram to post a video of himself and his fellow cast members rehearsing for their currently on-pause production of Assassins.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
This August, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will present its annual Summer Song Cycle, Elegies from August 13th through August 22nd, 2020. Written by Tony Award-winning composer William Finn, this 5-person show is inspired by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Elegies is a heartfelt collection of songs about the deaths of various people Finn has known, including some of his closest friends and family members. This work is a commentary on the rewards and woes of being part of a family, a group of friends, and a society in good times and bad. Although the show is all about death and dying, it's no sad trip down memory lane. Never morbid, Elegies is touching, funny, and ultimately buoyant; floating on the spirits of those who inhabit its songs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2020
Love Story: 10th Anniversary Concert has been postponed at Cadogan Hall until 20th September 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions. The most recent video features Victoria Clark, Steven Pasquale, and more singing a?oeThe Gun Songa?? in Encores! Off-Center's production of Assassins in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Aaron Tveit has revealed in an Instagram post that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He shared that he has been in quarantine since the Broadway shut down on Thursday, March 12th.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 22, 2020
For Stephen Sondheim's 90th Birthday Stephen Mosher makes a list of 90 cabaret-themed videos of his songs. It's Epic and it will be a great way to distract yourself during your time at home.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
Not a day goes by that our love ever dies for the music of these two living legends. All we ask of you is that you celebrate with a playlist of their greatest tunes for today and ever after!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) announces that it will cancel all remaining performances of its 2019-2020 season. This includes the formerly suspended run of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins and the run of Amy Herzog's Mary Jane, which was to follow.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle; Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, Toni Marie Davis) has announced a three-week extension, additional cast members, and the creative team for the company's highly anticipated, rapidly-selling-out staging of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, directed by John Doyle. The production will now run April 2 a?' June 7 (opening April 16) at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at Classic Stage Company (136 E. 13th St, New York), spanning ten weeks of Sondheim's 90th birthday year. Tickets for all extension performances will go on sale Tuesday, March 10, at noon EST.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Helen Hayes Recommended We Happy Few (PERICLES, 2018; LOVERS' VOWS, 2019) continues its Classics-in-Action series with a new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' novel of betrayal, revenge, and hope. Showcasing our signature ensemble casting and collaborative devising, our team of four actresses fill a world with treacherous enemies and unexpected friends of the unfortunate Edmond Dantes. The Count of Monte Cristo is a pop up performance and will be presented in a wide range of venues in March and April. Catch it at the Otis Street Arts Project, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Republic Restoratives, and Hole in the Sky DC.
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Classic Stage Company, in response to new restrictions on mass gatherings due to COVID-19, has suspended rehearsals and ticket sales for its revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, directed by John Doyle.
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2020
Need a tune to get your through your self-quarantine? Broadway veteran Lauren Molina is here to save the day! Check out her original song, 'Stay-Put Sally,' featuring a guitar arrangement by Rob Morrison.
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020
BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
East West Players has released the following statement regarding upcoming performances:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Which productions are currently running, cancelled, and postponed in NYC? We've got a comprehensive list of all the changes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Flint Repertory Theatre presents “ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST” by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the book by Ken Kesey. Performances begin Friday, March 13 and runs through Sunday, March 22. Tickets are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has announced the cast for its production of Love Letters, a brand new musical written and directed by Douglas Rintoul. The production runs 24 April - 16 May.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Before we were Bumbling and Mingling and Swiping Right, there were Personals - ads for those looking for love. And before there was the television hit show Friends. The creators took a stab and making a musical that would later help them lay the groundwork for that show.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Gamm Theatre has released a statement concerning the current COVID-19 outbreak:
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Adam Chanler-Berat and Tavi Gevinson have joined the ensemble cast of the HBO Max reboot of Gossip Girl, according to Deadline. Thomas Doherty and Zion Moreno have also been cast in the series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard has passed away. He was 59 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
Classic Stage Company has announced its 2020-21 season. Bookending the season will be Doyle's new staging of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, in fall 2020, and the long-awaited New York premiere of Ten Cents a Dance, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorzenz Hart, in spring 2021. In between, CSC presents the third annual edition of its winter repertory series, this time pairing landmark 1970s prison dramas: the Tony Award-winning, Apartheid-era play The Island and Kiss of the Spider Woman, which inspired the Tony Award-winning musical and Academy Award-winning film of the same name.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 26th season that includes the 2020 - 2021 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway series. Porchlight's Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits return to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street with its annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber launching the season taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, 220. E. Chicago Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse have announced more of the casting for their upcoming co-production, Piaf. It includes the news that Sally Ann Triplett is set to reunite with friend Jenna Russell for their first performance together since 1987, in the West End premiere of Sondheim's seminal musical, Follies.
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Mar 10, 2020
ASSASSINS, the 1990 Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman show featuring the stories of nine successful and would-be presidential assassins, may seem like an odd choice of subject for a musical, particularly as the first musical in the Gamm Theatre's 35 season history. However, with inventive staging and a top-notch cast guided by artistic director Tony Estrella, this selection pays off.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Pulitzer Prize winning author Tony Kushner and best-selling author Sarah Vowell in conversation about Lincoln's Legacy on Thursday, March 5 at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) has been postponed until the fall (before the Presidential selection), due to a scheduling conflict.   Full ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
by Marianka Swain - Feb 26, 2020
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a musical with old Hollywood glamour to starry Chekhov and Coward, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by Kristen Morale - Feb 25, 2020
Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights' only professional and award-winning theater company, presents the first NYC revival of the Sondheim/ Lapine musical Sondheim on Sondheim, a revue that brings many of this musical genius' works together to create quite a show in itself. With a magnificent cast and crew, director David Fuller brings a very noteworthy production to audiences who, whether or not they were familiar with Sondheim to begin with, will wind up loving him.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Producers John Frost and Opera Australia today announced the full adult cast for the 25th anniversary production of The Secret Garden which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 2 August, then transfer to Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 13 November.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Teal Wicks (Broadway's The Cher Show, Wicked) and Hugh Panaro (Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, Side Show) are set to star as Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Camille Claudel with book and lyrics by Nan Knighton (Broadway's The Scarlet Pimpernel) and music by Frank Wildhorn (Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
American Psycho a?' The Musical, a dangerously funny adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' best-selling novel and the 2000 cult film of the same name will have its Melbourne premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse from 21 a?' 31 May, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's videos, from stars including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ben Platt, Judy Kuhn, Michael Urie, Teal Wicks, and more!
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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions. 
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020
FX has shared a teaser for the second season of its comedy series, What We Do in the Shadows, which follows four vampires who've “lived” together for hundreds of years.