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Barnes & Noble Union Square to Host ASSASSINS Cast Album Release and Signing Event with Judy Kuhn and More

Classic Stage Company and Barnes & Noble today announced an album release event for the new recording of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins. Featuring members of the cast and creative team from CSC’s hit 2021 production, the event will take place Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble’s Union Square location (33 East 17th street).

Members of the cast and creative team, including director John Doyle, orchestrator Greg Jarrett and four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn, will show up at the event for a discussion about Assassins, a Q&A -answers with the public and to sign copies of the album. Additional cast members will be announced at a later date.

A journey through the dark side of the American dream, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical Assassins explores the lives of nine men and women who killed (or attempted to kill) one of the presidents of the United States. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald and beyond, the stories of our nation’s most successful and would-be assassins intersect in unexpected ways, creating a powerful, yet incredibly funny look at some of the most shocking moments in history. United States history.

Access to the event can be obtained by purchasing a ticket at https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062149127-0. Tickets include a physical copy of the cast recording and admission to the signing line with the cast and creatives. Due to health, safety and space constraints, those without tickets will not be able to enter the event space. Masks will be mandatory for all participants.

On Monday, May 9, Classic Stage Company will host an Assassins benefit concert at the Stephen Sondheim Theater on Broadway. The concert will feature the entire cast of the 2021 CSC production, which was led by CSC artistic director John Doyle and played 12 sold-out weeks at their home on East 13th Street. The cast includes Adam Chanler-Berat as John Hinckley, Jr; Eddie Cooper as Owner; Tavi Gevinson as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme; Tony-nominated Andy Grotelueschen as Samuel Byck; Bianca Horn as Emma Goldman; Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn as Sara Jane Moore; Steven Pasquale as John Wilkes Booth; Tony-nominated 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, Whit K. Lee, Rob Morrison, and Katrina Yaukey as ensemble members. Greg Jarrett will serve as orchestrator and musical director with sound design by Matt Stine and Sam Kusnetz.

Tickets for the Assassins benefit concert start at $50 and are on sale now at classicstage.org.

Classic Stage Company (CSC) is committed to reimagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. It’s a home for New York’s top established and emerging artists to tackle great works from the global repertoire that directly address today’s issues.

In 1967, director Christopher Martin founded CSC Repertory in a 100-seat theater at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on West 73rd Street. After short stints in small spaces, CSC grew to the point where it needed a permanent home. In 1973, the theater moved to its current location on 13th Street, an intimate space that was once an East Village carriage house.

In the 55 years since then, CSC has grown into a premier Off-Broadway theater that welcomes new and established artists, as well as audiences seeking epic stories that are intimately told. Productions have been cited by all major Off-Broadway theater awards, including Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work.