April 2 – May 17, 2020
at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM
BOOK BY JOHN WEIDMAN
from an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr.
DIRECTED BY JOHN DOYLE.
A journey through the dark side of the American dream, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Tony-winning musical Assassins explores the lives of nine men and women who either killed (or tried to kill) one of the Presidents of the United States. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald and beyond, the stories of our country’s most successful and would-be assassins intersect in unexpected ways, creating a powerful, yet unnervingly funny look at some of the most shocking moments in US history.
Past productions of Assassins
Playwrights Horizons, New York City Produced Assassins Off-Broadway in 1990
First London Production 1992, Donmar Warehouse
First Broadway Production 2004 Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic Director