Assassins Shooting Gallery: Meet the Players and the Plotters
Ernio Hernandez and Kenneth Jones
23 Nov 2012
James Barbour and Neil Patrick Harris in Assassins in 2004. Photo by Joan Marcus
In anticipation of
Roundabout Theatre Company's Dec. 3 Broadway reunion concert of the Tony Award-winning production of , Playbill revisits our exclusive look at the nine title characters — plus the fictional master of ceremonies — and the actors who portray them. Assassins
Learn more about the benefit reunion concert of the Stephen Sondheim- John Weidman musical, which tells the stories of the men and women who killed (or tried to kill) presidents of the United States. The Roundabout revival played Studio 54 in 2004, and returns there for one night only.
The staging is again directed by
Joe Mantello, who won a Tony for his work. In addition to winning Tonys for Michael Cerveris (Best Actor in a Musical, for playing John Wilkes Booth), Best Musical Revival, Best Orchestrations ( Michael Starobin) and Lighting Design ( Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer), Denis O'Hare was nominated as Featured Actor in a Musical for playing Charles Guiteau, killer of President Garfield.
A version of this piece appeared in 2004, during the Broadway run of
Assassins. We thought it deserved a second look.
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