Classic Stage Company presents a one-night-only benefit concert of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, featuring the complete cast of CSC’s 2021 production, May 9 at 7 PM at Broadway's Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
The cast includes Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley, Jr.; Eddie Cooper as The Proprietor; Tavi Gevinson as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme; Tony nominee Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck; Bianca Horn as Emma Goldman; four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn as Sara Jane Moore; Steven Pasquale as John Wilkes Booth; Tony nominee Ethan Slater as Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer; Tony nominee Will Swenson as Charles Guiteau; Wesley Taylor as Giuseppe Zangara; three-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz as Leon Czolgosz; and Brad Giovanine, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, and Katrina Yaukey as members of the ensemble.
Greg Jarrett serves as orchestrator and musical director, with sound design by Matt Stine and Sam Kusnetz.
"After 12 weeks of sold-out performances of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, we had to end our run earlier than expected,” CSC Artistic Director John Doyle, who helmed the production, said in an earlier statement. “However, we've been granted a unique opportunity with this special benefit concert to bring back our original cast and allow CSC and the company to enjoy their deserved final curtain call. We hope those who loved the show (and those who may have missed it!) can join us in celebration of this landmark musical, and through their generosity help CSC continue its mission this season and beyond."
Assassins explores the lives of nine men and women who either killed or tried to kill one of the Presidents of the United States. The CSC production was directed Doyle and played 12 sold-out weeks at CSC's home on East 13th Street.
The Off-Broadway production also had set design by director Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and Tess James, sound design by Stine, projection design by Steve Channon, wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, music supervision and orchestrations by Jarrett, and casting by The Telsey Office. The production stage manager was Bernita Robinson, and the assistant stage manager was Hollace Jeffords.
The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is operated by Roundabout Theatre Company. Though it is being performed at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, this event is not a Roundabout Theatre Company production.
Tickets for the concert benefiting CSC, priced $50-$1,000, are on sale at ClassicStage.org.