Apr 27

The John Doyle-directed production of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical ran this winter at Classic Stage Company.

The recent Classic Stage Company star-studded Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman‘s Assassins will release a cast album. The recording from Broadway Records will be available digitally on March 18, with a physical CD out April 15.

The musical explores the lives and motivations of nine men and women who either killed or tried to kill a United States President.

CSC Artistic Director John Doyle helmed the production, with a cast featuring Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley, Jr., Eddie Cooper as The Proprietor, Tavi Gevinson as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck, 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, and Brandon Uranowitz as Leon Czolgosz.  The ensemble is rounded out by performers and musicians Brad Giovanine, Bianca Horn, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, and Katrina Yaukey.

The production featured music direction and orchestrations by Greg Jarrett, and sound design by Matt Stine and Sam Kusnetz. The album is produced by two-time Grammy Award nominee Matt Stine; co-produced by Van Dean; executive produced by Toni Marie Davis, Tyler Ellman, Jon Zietz, Matt Connolly, Jonathan Demar, and Seriff Productions; and associate produced by Bartos Theatrical Group LLC. The cast recording is recorded and mixed by Isaiah Abolin.

The album will be the third English-language recording of the musical, following releases for the original 1990 Off-Broadway and 2004 Broadway productions.

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Source: Talaura Harms, Playbill

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