2012-13 Season

Assassins

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street)

 
 
 
Presented by Mary Jo and Ted Shen
Gold Sponsors HRH Foundation, Anonymous
Silver Sponsors Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC, Mark R. Fetting, Stephanie and Ron Kramer

 

 
On Monday, December 3, 2012, the 2004 Tony Award®–winning cast of Assassins returned to Studio 54 for a star-studded Benefit Concert Reading, under the direction of Joe Mantello and with musical direction by Paul Gemignani.

 

 
Reuniting for one night only were the stars of that production: Becky Ann Baker, James Barbour, Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris, Alexander Gemignani, Neil Patrick Harris, Marc Kudisch, Jeffrey Kuhn and Denis O’Hare. Members of the original company returning are: Merwin Foard, Eamon Foley, Ken Krugman, Anne L. Nathan, Chris Peluso and Sally Wilfert. 
 
Assassins is the show that gives new meaning to the phrase “killer musical.” With a stylish Stephen Sondheim score and a provocative book by John Weidman, Assassins brings to the stage a (shooting) gallery of some of history’s most notorious players—the men and women who attempted to kill American presidents. This striking work looks at the lives, loves and lunacy of nine American assassins, including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Lee Harvey Oswald and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. Both serious and satirical, the musical asks what hunger drove these people to their actions and what binds them all together. Is that drive what makes them quintessentially American? 
 
Assassins first appeared off-Broadway in 1991. Roundabout’s 2004 revival, under the direction of Joe Mantello, was the show’s Broadway debut and received huge critical acclaim, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Director for Mantello, and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Michael Cerveris as John Wilkes Booth. Mantello, Cerveris, and music director Paul Gemignani all returned for this one-night-only celebration that reunited Roundabout’s spectacular original cast. 
 
VIP, Premium and Benefit tickets included admission to an exclusive cast party following the performance with all proceeds benefitting not-for-profit Roundabout Theatre Company and all its programs and activities. 
  

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street)

 
 
Presented by Mary Jo and Ted Shen
Gold Sponsors HRH Foundation, Anonymous
Silver Sponsors Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC, Mark R. Fetting, Stephanie and Ron Kramer

 

 
On Monday, December 3, 2012, the 2004 Tony Award®–winning cast of Assassins returned to Studio 54 for a star-studded Benefit Concert Reading, under the direction of Joe Mantello and with musical direction by Paul Gemignani.

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Cast

Annaleigh Ashford
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Becky Ann Baker
Sara Jane Moore
James Barbour
Leon Czolgosz
Mario Cantone
Samuel Byck
Michael Cerveris
John Wilkes Booth
Alexander Gemignani
John Hinkley
Neil Patrick Harris
Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald
Marc Kudisch
Proprietor
Jeffrey Kuhn
Giuseppe Zangara
Denis O'Hare
Charles Guiteau
Merwin Foard
President James Garfield/Ensemble
Eamon Foley
Billy/Ensemble
Ken Krugman
Swing
Anne L. Nathan
Emma Goldman/Ensemble
Chris Peluso
David Herold/Ensemble
Sally Wilfert
Ensemble

 

Creative 

JOHN WEIDMAN (Book)
STEPHEN SONDHEIM (Music and Lyrics)
PAUL GEMIGNANI (Musical Direction)
JOE MANTELLO (Director)
 
 

 

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