They all had their reasons. Charles Guiteau wanted to be ambassador to France. John Hinckley hoped to impress actress Jodie Foster. And John Wilkes Booth was pushed over the edge by bad reviews.
In “Assassins,” the madmen, sad sacks and wingnuts who have stepped out of the crowd to kill — or attempt to kill — U.S. presidents finally get their say. Read More
Stephen Sondheim’s 1990 “Assassins” is a uniquely bizarre musical about plots against presidents, from John Wilkes Booth on. It highlights the dark side of the American dream for fame and success, and does so with black humor that skirts the uncomfortable. For those brave enough to produce the play, it is a huge challenge. Read More