Judy Kuhn, Steven Pasquale, Ethan Slater, and more got a chance to talk about the late, great Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim while in the recording studio making the Off-Broadway cast recording of Sondheim's Assassins, which was released digitally March 18. Watch the video, released on what would have been the theatrical trailblazer's 92nd birthday, above.
The new 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, Kuhn as Sara Jane Moore, Pasquale as John Wilkes Booth, 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.
Assassins has a score by Sondheim and a book by John 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.