The cast of Encores! Off-Center’s upcoming production of Assassins offered a teaser of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical for the press July 5. Check out Steven Pasquale and Clifton Duncan, as John Wilkes Booth and the Balladeer, respectively, performing “The Ballad of Booth” above.
The staging, directed by Anne Kauffman and choreographed by Lorin Latarro, will run July 12–15 at New York City Center.
In addition to Pasquale and Duncan, the cast features Victoria Clark as Sara Jane Moore, Steven Boyer as John Hinkley Jr., Tony nominee Alex Brightman as Giuseppe Zangara, Tony nominee John Ellison Conlee as Charles Guiteau, Tony winner Shuler Hensley as Leon Czolgosz, Ethan Lipton as the Proprietor, Erin Markey as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Cory Michael Smith as Lee Harvey Oswald, and Danny Wolohan as Samuel Byck.
Rounding out the company are Damian Baldet, Eddie Cooper, Andrew Durand, Eryn LeCroy, Hudson Loverro, and Pearl Sun.
Watch the company sing the show’s grim anthem, “Everybody’s Got the Right,” below.
The Encores! Off-Center season will also include The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, starring Tony winner Nikki M. James, and Taylor Caldwell in Carole King and Maurice Sendak's Really Rosie.