The nation’s most notoriously successful and would-be presidential assassins inspire each other to dreadful acts in this Tony Award-winning sensation. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, Sondheim’s revue-style exposé bends time and space to reveal the underbelly of the American Dream and the country’s culture of celebrity. Don’t miss this audacious and alarmingly funny experience from the master of the modern American musical (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods).
Contains mature themes, theatrical gunshots, and depictions of violence.
WINNER OF THE TONY AWARD FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
“Nothing quite prepares you for the disturbing brilliance of Assassins.” New York Times
“Dark, demented humor, as horrifying as it is hilarious.” Associated Press
“Intelligent and thrilling musical theatre. Dazzling in its originality.” TheaterWeek
Assassins is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
Casey Seymour Kim*
Sara Jane Moore
John Wilkes Booth
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Nile Scott Hawver*
Lee Harvey Oswald
Emma Goldman / Ensemble
Directed by Tony Estrella
Music Direction by Lila Kane
Assistant Direction by Milly Massey
Assistant Music Direction by Emily Turtle
Set Design by Michael McGarty
Costume Design by Meg Donnelly
Lighting Design by David Roy
Sound Design by Peter Hurowitz
Production Management by Jessica Hill
Stage Management by Robin Grady*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
+Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
Sondheim's 'Assassins' a Wild Ride at The Gamm
"Ladies and gentlemen, step right up — suspend your judgments, cast away your barometers of normalcy and settle in for one wild, roller coaster of a ride. ...Yes, indeedy, attention must be paid to the musical now on stage at the Gamm Theatre. ...An exceptional cast...moments of genius.Call 'Assassins' dark humor, call it provocative, call it wild satire, call it madness, call it frightening, call it what you will, but call it a must-see." Read the review> (The Westerly Sun)
History Of Gun Violence Resonates With Today In Gamm's 'Assassins'
It's possible that this is the kind of musical for people who don't like musicals... It's a play I'm still thinking about a few days later after seeing it. Read the review> (The Public's Radio)
ASSASSINS Serves up History's Dark Side
Absolutely brilliant .... Riveting .... Amusing .... 'Assasins' manages to hit the target. Read the review> (EDGE)
ASSASSINS at The Gamm Theatre Hits the Mark
don't miss your shot to see the Gamm Theatre's production of Assassins. Read the review> (Broadway World)
Rooted in dark humor, ‘Assassins’ hits the comedic bullseye
It’s mesmerizing...You’re in for a creative and intelligent production. Read the review> (The Times)
Sondheim's 'Assasins' a wild ride at the Gamm
Ladies and gentlemen, step right up — suspend your judgments, cast away your barometers of normalcy and settle in for one wild, roller coaster of a ride. ...Yes, indeedy, attention must be paid to the musical now on stage at the Gamm Theatre. ...An exceptional cast...moments of genius. Call 'Assassins' dark humor, call it provocative, call it wild satire, call it madness, call it frightening, call it what you will, but call it a must-see. Read the review> (The Westerly Sun)