Tony winner Victoria Clark will play Sara Jane Moore in the Encores! Off-Center production of Assassins.
Tony winner Victoria Clark will play Sara Jane Moore in the Encores! Off-Center production of Assassins.
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There has been a change of casting for the Encores! Off-Center production of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical Assassins, set to run at New York City Center from July 12-15.

Tony Award winner Julie White, who was originally announced for the role of Sara Jane Moore, has been replaced by Tony Award winner Victoria Clark. Clark was last seen on Broadway in the 2015 revival of Gigi, for which she earned a Tony nomination for her performance as Mamita. She also earned Tony nominations for her roles in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sister Act, and won the Tony for her 2005 role in The Light in the Piazza.

She joins a cast that, as previously announced, also includes Steven Boyer (John Hinckley Jr.), Alex Brightman (Giuseppe Zangara), John Ellison Conlee (Charles Guiteau), Clifton Duncan (the Balladeer), Shuler Hensley (Leon Czolgosz), Ethan Lipton (the Proprietor), Erin Markey (Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme), Steven Pasquale (John Wilkes Booth), Cory Michael Smith (Lee Harvey Oswald), and Danny Wolohan (Samuel Byck).

Assassins, which premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1990 and made its Tony-winning Broadway debut in 2004, tells the story of nine men and women who attempted to assassinate various presidents of the United States.

Directed by Anne Kauffman (Marvin's Room), the show features music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

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