Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company has canceled all remaining performances of its revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins due to cases of COVID-19 within the company. The production was scheduled to continue through January 30. The news was announced via Twitter.
Ticket holders for the production's final week will be refunded, and are being asked to email the CSC box office with any questions.
Helmed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle, the tale of America’s most notorious disruptors opened November 14, 2021, after a delay of more than a year due to the pandemic.
Assassins explores the lives of nine men and women who either killed or tried to kill one of the Presidents of the United States. The cast featured Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley, Jr., Eddie Cooper as The Proprietor, Tavi Gevinson as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Judy Kuhn as Sara Jane Moore, Steven Pasquale as John Wilkes Booth, Ethan Slater as Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer, Will Swenson as Charles Guiteau, Wesley Taylor as Giuseppe Zangara, Brandon Uranowitz as Leon Czolgosz, and Danny Wolohan as Samuel Byk. Brad Giovanine, Bianca Horn, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, and Katrina Yaukey are members of the ensemble. Prior to January 14, the production featured Andy Grotelueschen as Byk.
The production had set design by Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and Tess James, sound design by Matt Stine, projection design by Steve Channon, wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, music supervision and orchestrations by Greg Jarrett, and casting by The Telsey Office. The production stage manager was Bernita Robinson, and the assistant stage manager was Hollace Jeffords.