Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Assassins Loose in Washington for Another Week
Despite its typically oppressive summer heat and humidity, Washington DC is looking like the cool place to be over the next few months for great theatre. I've already reported on the impending opening for Mame with Christine Baranski and the transfer of Steppenwolf's Loves-Lies-Bleeding, both at the Kennedy Center.
But apparently another one of DC's hottest tickets is Assassins, the Stephen Sondheim musical that already sold out its initial run at the area's Signature Theatre despite only having begun previews last night. But fear not -- do to the extraordinary buzz, the theatre just announced that it is adding one more week of performances in July.
If you read my Flashback: Best of 2003-04, you'll know that the one and only Broadway incarnation of this amazing musical was my favorite show of that theatrical season. As dark as the subject matter is, the production also emanates a great deal of hope that despite some misguided individuals, the sum of our parts as a country is more than enough to prevail. If you missed this show on Broadway, now's your opportunity to see what promises to be a first class production with Joe Calarco at the helm -- but better act quickly to purchase tickets!
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Click here for tickets.
Mame Slightly Bruised, Not Maimed, by Critics (June 2, 2006)
Mame with Christine Baranski Begins Saturday at Kennedy Center (May 26, 2006)
DeLillo's Love-Lies-Bleeding Transfers to Kennedy Center (May 25, 2006)
Flashback: Best of 2003-04 (May 25, 2006)