Assassins

Cast: 3f 13m, plus chorus/extras

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559360388Publication Date:
2 Jan 1992
Size: 214mm x 137mm£14.99
First Staged:
New York, 1991; West End, 1992

Assassins

By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

Paperback £14.99

A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.

Dallas, November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald, panicking and alone, lifts a gun to his own head and prepares to die. Everyone who has tried to kill the President of the United States appears to help him change his mind. They may well succeed - these are men and women who will do anything to get famous.

Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It first opened Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in December 1990. 

Assassins opened in London at the Donmar Warehouse in October 1992, in a production directed by Sam Mendes.

A 2004 Broadway production of the musical won five Tony Awards.

Press Quotes

'Brutally clever and inventive... a deeply unsettling yet seductive show'

Guardian

'Nothing quite prepares you for the disturbing brilliance of Assassins'

New York Times

'Dark, demented humour, as horrifying as it is hilarious'

Associated Press

'Intelligent and thrilling musical theatre. Dazzling in its originality'

Theaterweek

Cast: 3f 13m, plus chorus/extras

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559360388Publication Date:
2 Jan 1992
Size: 214mm x 137mm£14.99

Also by Stephen Sondheim:

Sweeney Todd
Follies
Passion
Into the Woods
Getting Away With Murder
A Little Night Music
Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)
Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics
Pacific Overtures
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Sunday in the Park with George
Road Show
Company (US edition)
Gypsy

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Also by John Weidman:

Pacific Overtures
Road Show

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