Assassins (Theater 2020)
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Assassins (Theater 2020)
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Assassins (Theater 2020) NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(37 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever

About the Show

Theater 2020 presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical about the people who have attempted to kill or successfully assassinated U.S. Presidents.

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Member Reviews (37)

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655 Reviews | 129 Followers
80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to see something different and support local theater group.

Don't see it if It about assassins who kill or try to kill pass presidents. Do not like musical. Read more

670 Reviews | 156 Followers
70

See it if you loved the original or some subsequent production, or you love all Sondheim.

Don't see it if you want some insight into political (or any other kind of) violence. Read more

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506 Reviews | 1000 Followers
85
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see a nice local group that dares to try. Clever use of the theater and in BROOKLYN.. How can one miss Sondheim with a (cont)

Don't see it if you expect a spectacle and are easily upset by U.S. disasters Read more

391 Reviews | 133 Followers
73
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Timely, Shoestring

See it if you're interested in lyrics & a book that are so good they have the depth of plays (while still a musical); you pay attention to headlines.

Don't see it if you can’t get past an impoverished production. Nonexistent props, anticlimactic sound effects, set is a bench, orchestra is a piano. Read more

414 Reviews | 59 Followers
80
Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Poor staging

See it if you enjoy a musical that features some very strong performances in a small venue.

Don't see it if you want all the splash of Broadway.

366 Reviews | 92 Followers
66
Ambitious, Great writing, Frequently slow, Timely, Relevant

See it if You've never seen or aren't familiar with this rarely mounted Sondheim. Bare-boned in all aspects, music & lyrics still cut through.

Don't see it if The subject disturbs. Now as then not a show for everyone, even thought the project was prescient and becomes more relevant as time goes on. Read more

308 Reviews | 86 Followers
64
Fine performers, Disappointing, Zero production values

See it if the current state of American freedom is on your mind: gun control, mental health and the effect of the office of the POTUS concerns you

Don't see it if the current state of American freedom is on your mind: gun control, mental health and the effect of the office of the POTUS disturbs you

308 Reviews | 56 Followers
88
Exceeded my expectations

See it if Terrific cast,nicely staged.I didn't miss having a set or an orchestra at all. The actors kept it moving right along. Stand out performances

Don't see it if Don't sit dead center. You'll have a gun pointed at your face multiple times. A little disconcerting.

Critic Reviews (1)

BroadwayWorld
February 27th, 2018

"Nothing short of brilliant - especially when presented by Brooklyn Heights' own Theater 2020...Molded into something so beautiful by the cast and crew...The show is undeniably great. It is not only the immense talent of a flawless cast, but just how this rather unnerving plot ensnares its audience to the point of not only massive applause, but that of massive appreciation...Just ridiculously riveting (and a wonderful history lesson to boot)."
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