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TIP’s Assassins Fires with Both Barrels

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 Off-Broadway, 1992 West End, and 2004 Broadway musical Assassins opened up to a full house Friday night at Raleigh, NC’s Theatre in the Park. The show delves into the psyches of nine successful and would-be presidential assassins, and examines the American character that created them. Assassins is a dark… Read More ›

“Assassins” Is a Wonderfully Uncomfortable Think-Piece

When most people think of Stephen Sondheim musicals, they think of timeless tales and such masterpieces as “West Side Story” and “Follies.” The average person doesn’t expect a Sondheim musical to be about, for instance, a bevy of attempted (and some successful) presidential assassinations, and yet that is the subject matter of “Assassins,” onstage now… Read More ›

Sondheim Shoots Himself in the Foot with “Assassins,” Now at PlayMakers Rep

PlayMakers Repertory Company is to be praised for taking on the issues of guns as a theme this year, starting with The Story of the Gun, a monologue piece by the ironically named humorist/commentator Mike Daisy. They have followed it up with the 1990 musical production Assassins with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will stage "Assassins" on April 2-20 at the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill (photo by Jon Gardiner)

PlayMakers Rep Will End Its Main-Stage Season with a Bang, with Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”

PlayMakers Repertory Company will wrap up its stellar 2013-14 main-stage season with Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning 1990 Off-Broadway, 1992 West End, and 2004 Broadway musical Assassins, on April 2-6, 8-13, and 15-20 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. Brooklyn, NY director Mike Donahue… Read More ›