Assassins Off-Broadway Revival to Release Cast Album
Classic Stage Company produced the acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's American musical.
Classic Stage Company's off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins has announced plans to release a cast album. The album will be available digitally March 18, and physical CDs will be out April 15.
The revival production, directed by CSC artistic director John Doyle, began performances November 2, 2021, and ended its run just before its intended January 30, 2022, closing date due to cases of Covid-19.
The star-studded cast featured Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley Jr.; Eddie Cooper as The Proprietor; Tavi Gevinson as Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme; Tony nominee Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck; four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn as Sara Jane Moore; Steven Pasquale as John Wilkes Booth; Tony nominee Ethan Slater as Lee Harvey Oswald/The Balladeer; Tony nominee Will Swenson as Charles Guiteau; Wesley Taylor as Giuseppe Zangara; three-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz as Leon Czolgosz; and Brad Giovanine, Bianca Horn, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, and Katrina Yaukey as members of the ensemble.
A journey through the dark side of the American dream, Assassins explores the lives of nine men and women who either killed or tried to kill one of the presidents of the United States.
CSC's Assassins included music direction and orchestrations by Greg Jarrett, as well as sound design by Matt Stine and Sam Kusnetz. The upcoming album is recorded and mixed by Isaiah Abolin, and is produced by two-time Grammy 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.
This will mark the third English language recording of the musical's score, following the cast recordings of the 1990 off-Broadway and 2004 Broadway productions.