Music & Lyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by John WeidmanBased on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
A Musical DramaCo-Directed by Danny Hoskins & Janine MercandettiMusical Direction by Andy Pratt
SEPTEMBER 2 through 24, 2016
Touted as “bold, disturbing, and alarmingly funny,” Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. Join us for a gritty, stark and visceral ‘re-imaging’ of this multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force tailored specifically for the Blackfriars stage!
“It’s a brilliant show, filled with dark, demented humor.” – Associated Press