Composer: Stephen J Sondheim
Librettist: Stephen J Sondheim
Other Artistic Personnel: Andre Bishop (Artistic Director)
Original Cast: William Parry (The Proprieter)
Patrick Cassidy (The Balladeer)
Victor Garber (John Wilkes Booth)
Jonathan Hadary (Charles Guiteau)
Terrence Mann (Leon Czolgosz)
Eddie Korbich (Guiseppe Zangara)
Annie Golden (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme)
Debra Monk (Sara Jane Moore)
Greg Germann (John Hinckley, Jr.)
Lee Wilkof (Samuel Byck)
Jace Alexander (Lee Harvey Oswald)
Marcus Olson (David Herold)
Lyn Greene (Emma Goldman)
Premiere Date: December 18, 1990
Description: Assassins opens in a fairground shooting galley where a murderous carnival game’s Proprietor entices a group of men and women to play. Among them are Charles Guiteau, “Squeaky” Fromme, and Lee Harvey Oswald. The Proprietor promises them that killing a United States President will solve their problems and one by one hands them weapons. John Wilkes Booth is the last to step forward. Each is followed from their history and reasoning to their successful or unsuccessful assassination.

Through stories of historical characters, the complexity and darkness of villainous deeds is written with folk songs, cakewalks, waltz, and Sousa pomp. With subtle illusions of Americanism and a lush personification of the warped American Dream, Assassins probes the complexity of outsider thinking, the sanitized history written by the good guys, and what pushes people to the edge.
Character List (Major): The Proprieter
The Balladeer
John Wilkes Booth
Charles Guiteau
Leon Czolgosz
Guiseppe Zangara
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme
Sara Jane Moore
John Hinckley, Jr.
Samuel Byck
Lee Harvey Oswald
David Herold
Emma Goldman
Length: 00:57
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: SATB
Orchestration: multiple versions:

originally scored for 3-piece pit band
orchestrated by Michael Starobin for full orchestra
Musical Style: A blend of Civil War ballads, folk songs, spirituals, cakewalks, hoedowns, barbershop quartets, Sousa marches, society waltzes, Broadway showtunes, and soft rock.
Contact: Music Theatre International
Phone: (212) 541-4684
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