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Encores! Off-Center


  • Mainstage
  • July 12—15
  • Tickets start at $25

  • Overview

    A carnival ride through the history of political violence, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s 1990 musical Assassins looks right into the heart of American anger, providing sensational showstoppers for a gallery of U.S. presidential assassins ranging from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald to Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. Assassins offers an uncanny vision of where we are today, where we might be going, and whether everybody really has the right to their dreams.

    is part of the 2017 Encores! Off-Center season, which also includes The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and Really Rosie. On our blog, artistic director Michael Friedman explains why these musicals matter.

  • Cast & Credits

    Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
    Book by John Weidman
    Assassins is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
    Directed by Anne Kauffman
  • Sponsors

    Lead Support for Assassins is provided by
    Ted & Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund

    Founding Sponsors
    Stacey and Eric Mindich
    Stacy Bash-Polley

    Leadership Sponsor
    Nathalie and Pablo Salame

    Series Sponsors
    American Express Luigi Caiola and Sean McGill
    Elizabeth and Dean Kehler
    Andrew Martin-Weber
    The Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
    Barbara and David Zalaznick

    Arts Access Fund

    Additional support for Encores! Off-Center is provided by

    The Frederick Loewe Foundation
    Paula and Ira Resnick. 

    The Lobby Project is sponsored by
    The Frederick Loewe Foundation.

    Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund is provided by
    Lisa and Richard Witten

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