Assassins Bookwriter Weidman Interviewed on NY1's "Close-Up," June 16

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Librettist John Weidman — whose Assassins is currently being revived by Roundabout Theatre Company — will appear on NY1's "New York Close-Up," June 16.
John Weidman, with Karen Ziemba
John Weidman, with Karen Ziemba Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Sam Roberts will interview the scribe in a segment set to air on the half-hour show, June 16 at 9 PM (ET). Check your local listings.

Weidman penned the book for the Stephen Sondheim musical Pacific Overtures — which is also slated to see Broadway's Studio 54 courtesy of Roundabout Theatre Company and Gorgeous Entertainment Inc. beginning previews Nov. 12 and opening Dec. 2.

Other book credits include Bounce (score by Sondheim), Contact (co-conceived by Susan Stroman), big (score by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire) and a new book for Cole Porter's Anything Goes (with Timothy Crouse).

Assassins took home Tony prizes for actor Michael Cerveris, director Joe Mantello, orchestrator Michael Starobin, the lighting team of Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher as well as the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

Tickets are available at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street), by calling Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or online at

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