Assassins

Assassins

[MainStage]
 
8pm October 4,5,11,12,18,19
7pm October 10,17
2pm October 12
 
Book by John Weidman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
First Broadway Production, 2004 Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Artistic Director
Produced Off-Broadway in 1990 by Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin
 
From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, our nation’s most notorious assassins gather on stage to pursue a twisted American Dream. This Tony Award-winning tour-de-force combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligent lyricism and stunning music with a panoramic story of our nation’s celebrity culture and the violent ambition to obtain it. Bending the rules of time and space, this one-act historical “revusical” takes us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which four assassins and five would-bes from different periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

Suggested for mature audiences only
 
Produced in part by Philip Anderson & Mary Anne Harris, Gerald & Jane Gilman and Jim Knoll & Jeanine Johnson
 
Additional funding support provided by Jill Eichhorn & Barry Kitterman and David & Marianne Straka
 
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
 
Tickets $30 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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