Classic Stage Company today announced a one-night-only concert of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman‘s Assassins on Broadway to benefit CSC. Featuring the full cast of CSC’s hit 2021 production, the performance of Assassins will take place Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Stephen Sondheim Theater (124 West 43rd Street). Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 7 at 1 p.m.
“After 12 weeks of sold-out performances of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman‘s Assassins, we had to end our series earlier than planned,” said the art director John Doyle. “However, we had a unique opportunity with this special benefit concert to bring back our original cast and allow CSC and company to enjoy their deserved final curtain call. We hope those who enjoyed the show ( and those who may have missed it!) can join us in celebrating this historic musical and, through their generosity, help CSC continue its mission this season and beyond.”
A journey through the dark side of the American dream, Stephen Sondheim and John WeidmanThe Tony award-winning musical Assassins explores the lives of nine men and women who killed (or attempted 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 incredibly funny look at some of the most shocking moments in US history. United.
This concert will feature the entire cast of CSC’s 2021 production, led by CSC’s Artistic Director John Doyle and played 12 sold-out weeks at their home on East 13th Street. The cast includes Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley, Jr; Eddie Cooper as owner; Tavi Gevinson as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme; Tony nominated Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck; Bianca Horn as Emma Goldman; four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn like Sarah Jane Moore; Steven Pasquale like John Wilkes Booth; Tony nominated Ethan Slater as Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer; Tony nominated Will Swenson as Charles Guiteau; Wesley Taylor as Giuseppe Zangara; three-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz like Leon Czolgosz; and Brad Giovanni, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrisonand Katrina Yaukey as members of the whole. Greg Jarret will serve as orchestrator and musical director with Sound Design by matt stin and Sam Kusnetz.
This benefit concert is sponsored, in part, by: Lynn & Mark Angelson; Finley and Patrick Shaw; Therese F. Steiner; Gail Stone and Matt Fishbein; and Myra Maultasch and Adam Sherman.
Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed to reimagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. It’s a home for New York’s top established and emerging artists to tackle great works from the global repertoire that directly address today’s issues.
In 1967, the director Christopher Martin founded CSC Repertory in a 100-seat theater at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on West 73rd Street. After short stints in small spaces, CSC grew to the point where it needed a permanent home. In 1973, the theater moved to its current location on 13th Street, an intimate space that was once an East Village carriage house.
In the 55 years since then, CSC has grown into a premier Off-Broadway theater that welcomes new and established artists, as well as audiences seeking epic stories that are intimately told. Productions have been cited by all major Off-Broadway theater awards, including the Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and the Lucille Lortel Outstanding Work Award.