Trivia / Assassins

The film:

The Sondheim musical:

  • Acting for Two: In the 2004 revival, the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald were played by the same actor. Many productions since have followed suit.
  • Cut Song: "The Flag Song", which was later used in Road Show with altered lyrics.
  • Hey, It's That Guy! / Hey, It's That Voice! (depending on whether you watch or listen to the show): The original production featured Anthony Hope as Booth and Inspector Javert as Czolgosz, while the Broadway revival featured Tommy and Edward Rochester, respectively in those roles.
    • Of course, possibly the revival's biggest star was Doogie Howser / Dr. Horrible as the Balladeer and Oswald.
      • Who, a few years earlier in 2001, played Toby Ragg, also from Sweeney Todd, in the concert version. I'm seeing a pattern here...
      • The revival also featured Lindsay Weir's mom as Sara Jane Moore.
    • Funnily enough, in contrast to Anthony Hope as Booth in the OBC, the revival cast as Michael Cerveris as Booth, who later went on to play... Sweeney Todd in the most recent revival.
      • Both actors had also played Thomas Andrews in Titanic (Victor Garber in the film, Michael Cerveris in the Broadway musical).