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Assassins (Secret Theatre)
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Assassins (Secret Theatre) NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
4%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

About the Show

The Secret Theatre presents a new staging of Sondheim's celebrated musical about the loners, misfits, and ideologues who tried to assassinate a U.S. president.

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80
Wrenching, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you love Sondheim. Many gr melodies/lyrics; fascinating, upsetting premise abt fame via violence. Strg performces. Gd band (occ'ly too loud)

Don't see it if you hate guns, even fake ones. Or you like only fluffy musicals. Clever staging, but few frills. Lg cast. Sm theater (easy access to Manhn)

82
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want an eerily relevant musical about historical figures that could be about today. You want gr8 lyrics. You like the sung-thru style.

Don't see it if You don't want/are uncomfortable hearing history from the assassins' POV. You prefer more melodic musicals. You dislike intimate staging.

Critic Reviews (1)

May 9th, 2019

"An intense, generally satisfying rendering...A powerful cast and imaginative staging make for an intriguing take on this story...One major misfire: the latest example in an ever-escalating epidemic of gender-blind casting. On occasion, the practice might make for an interesting dynamic. But enough is enough!...Director Lauren Shields makes the most out of the talent on hand, striking the right tone for this darkly humorous tale."
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