Home Theater Stephen Sondheim’s All-Star Off Broadway “Assassins” Assassinated by COVID, Show Closes Early

That’s it for the off Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins.”

The musical about famous assassins has been killed early thanks to COVID. They announced on Twitter that the party was over. What a shame.

John Doyle was the director. The cast featured such well known Broadway names as Tavi Gevinson as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Judy Kuhn as Sara Jane Moore, Steven Pasquale as John Wilkes Booth, Ethan Slater as Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer, Will Swenson as Charles Guiteau, Brandon Uranowitz as Leon Czolgosz. All of the roles played, and a few others, attempted to kill different US presidents.

“Assassins” was playing at the Classic Stage Company and had opened on November 14th. Lesson learned: if a show starts performances, and you’re interested in seeing it, go right away. This is the winter of our discontent!

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