CSC announces complete cast, creative team & extension for Assassins

The Off-Broadway revival of Sondheim's Assassins is expected to begin performances at Classic Stage Company on April 2, 2020.

Eddie Cooper

Casting is now set for the wildly anticipated Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's cult favorite Assassins, which is set to begin previews at Classic Stage Company's Lynn F. Angelson Theater on April 2, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 16.

Joining previously announced cast members Adam Chanler-Berat (as John Hinckley, Jr.), Tavi Gevinson (as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), Tony Award nominee Andy Grotelueschen (as Samuel Byck), four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (as Sara Jane Moore), Steven Pasquale (as John Wilkes Booth), Tony Award nominee Ethan Slater (as Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer), Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (as Charles Guiteau), Wesley Taylor (as Giuseppe Zangara), and three-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz (as Leon Czolgosz), will be Eddie Cooper (pictured above, as The Proprietor).

Newly announced ensemble members include Brad Giovanine, Bianca Horn, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, Zell Steele Morrow, and Katrina Yaukey.

The creative team has also been confirmed for this star-studded revival under the direction of John Doyle, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company (who also serves as set designer for the production). It will feature music supervision and orchestrations by Greg Jarrett, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and Tess James, sound design by Matt Stine, projection design by Steve Channon, and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe.

Finally, CSC has also announced a 3-week extension due to phenomenal demand. Originally scheduled to close on May 17, 2020, the limited engagement will now come to a close on June 7.

Synopsis: "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."

Assassins originally premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1990, and was then staged at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 1992. Roundabout Theatre Company's 2004 Broadway premiere production at Studio 54 would finally take home a total of five Tony Awards, including 'Best Revival of a Musical.'

Marking Stephen Sondheim's 90th Birthday year, this production of Assassins marks director John Doyle's third production in his trilogy of Sondheim/Weidman collaborations, following Road Show (2008 at the Public Theater and 2011 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory) and 2017's Pacific Overtures (also at CSC).

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