Who: Stephen Sondheim, John Weidman, John Doyle, Becky Ann Baker, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Mario Cantone, Patrick Cassidy, Michael Cerveris, Adam Chanler-Berat, Eddie Cooper, André De Shields, Raúl Esparza, Victor Garber, Mary Catherine Garrison, Alexander Gemignani, Greg Germann, Tavi Gevinson, Brad Giovanine, Annie Golden, Lyn Greene, Andy Grotelueschen, Jonathan Hadary, Ann Harada, Bianca Horn, Greg Jarrett, Eddie Korbich, Ken Krugman, Marc Kudisch, Judy Kuhn, Whit K. Lee, Terrence Mann, Joe Mantello, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Rob Morrison, Anne L. Nathan, Denis O’Hare, William Parry, Steven Pasquale, Mary Beth Peil, Chris Peluso, Ethan Slater, Will Swenson, George Takei, Wesley Taylor, Brandon Uranowitz, Sally Wilfert, Lee Wilkof, Katrina Yaukey, Tony Yazbeck, Jerry Zaks, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
What: Celebration of Assassins by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
Where: Classic Stage Company online
When: Thursday, April 15, free with RSVP, 8:00 (available on demand through April 18 at 8:00)
Why: Last spring, Classic Stage Company was set for a highly anticipated all-star revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins when the coronavirus shut down theaters. The impressive cast includes Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley Jr., 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, Will Swenson as Charles Guiteau, Wesley Taylor as Giuseppe Zangara, and Brandon Uranowitz as Leon Czolgosz. CSC has promised to open the show as soon as it can now that the lockdown is coming to an end, but in the meantime you can catch the online presentation “Tell the Story: Celebrating Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins,” streaming for free on April 15 at 8:00.
The event will feature appearances by an impressive lineup of stars connected to the 1990 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons and the Roundabout’s Broadway staging at Studio 54 in 2004, as well as big fans of the show and CSC, starting with Sondheim, Weidman, and CSC artistic director John Doyle as well as Mario Cantone, Michael Cerveris, André De Shields, Raúl Esparza, Victor Garber, Annie Golden, Terrence Mann, Joe Mantello, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Denis O’Hare, George Takei, Tony Yazbeck, Jerry Zaks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the full cast of the CSC musical (Chanler-Berat, Eddie Cooper, Gevinson, Brad Giovanine, Grotelueschen, Bianca Horn, Kuhn, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, Pasquale, Slater, Swenson, Taylor, Uranowitz, and Katrina Yaukey). For more on Assassins, check out the many Classic Conversations that Doyle hosted with members of the new cast here.