To kick off the 30th anniversary season, Signature Theatre produces our 30th Sondheim musical with the daring and darkly funny Tony Award®-winning musical exposé – Assassins.
From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, nine would-be and successful presidential assassins inspire each other to pull the trigger and change their worlds in a perverse, wry and thrillingly entertaining vaudeville.
Directed by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer, a cast of Signature favorites including Nova Y. Payton, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey, Bobby Smith and others explore Sondheim’s stunning music and sardonic lyrics in a fascinating examination of the twisted American Dream.
“Mr. Sondheim’s astonishing score takes staples of American folk, pop and ceremonial music and turns them inside out.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
Discussion Nights August 28 & September 10, 2019
Pride Night September 6, 2019
Running time is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission.
Contains gunshots and a racial slur.
Single tickets go on sale in mid-July.
Music and Lyrics by
Based on an idea by
Charles Gilbert, Jr.
Playwright Horizons, Inc. - New York City Produced Assassins Off-Broadway in 1990