1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Fl 33122
Performing at Arsht Center Ziff Ballet Opera House (Jan 30 - Feb 23)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Book by John Weldman.
Directed by Stuart Meltzer.
Presented in partnership with Zoetic Stage.
“Sondheim's astonishing score takes staples of American folk, pop and ceremonial music and turns them inside out!” - The New York Times
Winner of five 2004 Tony Awards including “Best Revival of a Musical,” ASSASSINS is the show that gives new meaning to the phrase “killer musical.” With a stylish Stephen Sondheim score and a provocative book by John Weidman, ASSASSINS brings to the stage a (shooting) gallery of some of history’s most notorious players—the men and women who have attempted to kill American presidents.
This striking work looks at the lives, loves and lunacy of nine American assassins, including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Lee Harvey Oswald and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. Both serious and satirical, the musical asks what hunger drove these people to their actions and what binds them all together. Is that drive what makes them quintessentially American?
The Adrienne Arsht Center embraces excellence, celebrates differences, renews the spirit and engages diverse communities through the power of the performing arts.
As a focal point of Greater Miami-Dade’s diverse cultural life, the Adrienne Arsht Center enlightens,
educates and entertains our community through transformational arts and cultural experiences.
The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is located on Biscayne Boulevard between N.E. 13th and 14th streets, in Downtown Miami, just north of the I-395 interchange.