Roundabout Theatre's artistic director, Todd Haimes, told The New York Times that the not-for-profit troupe will stage Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins in fall 2003, by which time director Joe Mantello's busy schedule will have cleared up. The presentational conceptual revue that explores the underbelly of American society — namely, the men and women who seek fame, revenge or political triumph in trying to kill U.S. presidents — was to have opened on Broadway in a Roundabout staging last fall. That plan was nixed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Haimes had previously said the Roundabout was still committed to the unique show, first seen more than a decade ago at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons. A cast album exists.
"Fall 2002," Haimes told the Times. "Probably Studio 54."
Mantello has Lincoln Center's A Man of No Importance, the new Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical, on his fall 2002 plate, and other projects in early 2003.