Assassins

  • Date:
    April 1, 2004

    Opened: 22 Apr 2004
    Music and Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
    Book by: John Weidman
    Cast: Becky Ann Baker, James Barbour, Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris, Mary Catherine Garrison, Alexander Gemignani, Neil Patrick Harris, Marc Kudisch, Jeffrey Kuhn, Denis O' Hare
    Directed by: Joe Mantello
    Synopsis: Explores the history of presidential assassination in America, from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley, Jr.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �A very impressive achievement.� CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says �There's more ironic style here than theatrical substance.� HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says �A show both repellent and riveting.� ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �Squalid splendor.� FRANK SCHECK of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "Demands to be seen." MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Extremely thoughtful fun." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of Associated Press says "Stunning, gut-punch of a musical ."

    External links to full reviews from newspapers

    New York Times
    New York Post
    New York Daily News
    USA Today
    The Hollywood Reporter
    Associated Press