Here's our prize! The Broadway Records cast album from Classic Stage Company's recent star-studded Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins is available digitally beginning March 18, with a physical CD release planned for April 15.
The recording features Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley, Jr., Eddie Cooper as The Proprietor, Tavi Gevinson as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck, Judy Kuhn as Sara Jane Moore, Steven Pasquale as John Wilkes Booth, Ethan Slater as Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer, Will Swenson as Charles Guiteau, Wesley Taylor as Giuseppe Zangara, and Brandon Uranowitz as Leon Czolgosz. The ensemble is rounded out by performers and musicians Brad Giovanine, Bianca Horn, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, and Katrina Yaukey.
The production, which ran this winter season, was directed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and featured music direction and orchestrations by Greg Jarrett and sound design by Matt Stine and Sam Kusnetz.
The album is produced by two-time Grammy nominee Matt Stine; co-produced by Van Dean; executive-produced by Toni Marie Davis, Tyler Ellman, Jon Zietz, Matt Connolly, Jonathan Demar, and Seriff Productions; and associate-produced by Bartos Theatrical Group LLC. The cast recording is recorded and mixed by Isaiah Abolin.
Assassins has a score by Sondheim and a book by Weidman, from an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. The album is the third English-language recording of the musical, following releases for the original 1990 Off-Broadway and 2004 Broadway productions.