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Assassins

Episode Summary

Someone tell the story... of the brilliant, dark, fascinating ASSASSINS. Join Michael and Anika for this mega-episode about the one-of-a-kind Sondheim and Weidman musical that has divided critics and audiences, exposed the dark loopholes of the American dream, and only become more "shmelevant" (don't worry, we'll explain) since its 1990 debut. From the addition of 'Something Just Broke', to the odd and interesting roles of the Proprietor and Balladeer, to how the show might have pleased Brecht, there's so much to discuss we couldn't fit it into the length of a normal episode! So tune in for this jumbo dive into a show that is one of our absolute favorites

Episode Notes

ASSASSINS Book by John Weidman | Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. 

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