“Assassins” Set For Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company has set its 2019-20 season, and it includes the 1990 Sondheim/Weidman musical “Assassins,” about people who have successfully or unsuccessfully tried to assassinate American Presidents. The last Broadway production of the show was scheduled for 2001, but postponed (to 2004) owing to sensitivities after 9/11. No sensitivities this time — unless there’s an attack on a certain someone between now and next April, when “Assassins” returns off-Broadway.

Ruth & Glenda: Fierce!

Annie Leibovitz came up with this tremendous photo for Vogue’s coverage of the Broadway production of “King Lear,” which stars Ruth Wilson as both Cordelia and the Fool and Glenda Jackson in the title role.

Mel & Vince & Right-Wing Action

This is the latest all-Republican buddy action pic out of Hollywood. It stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn and is released this Friday. I wouldn’t dream of paying to see it, but I like action pics and will probably watch it if it turns up on HBO or Netflix.

Andre Williams Dies At 82

The midwestern singer, who has died aged 82, worked with everyone from Berry Gordy to thrash punks – and arguably invented rap music. Details.

I’ve Seen The New “Dumbo” And…

…you can take the “o” out of the title.

Carlos, Castro, And Dance

Ballet and film complement each other perfectly in a biopic of the superstar dancer Carlos Acosta that captures life under Castro’s rule. Details here.

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: “Captain Marvel” will dominate the weekend, but there’s also a new “Nancy Drew” movie. TV/Streaming: On Sunday, PBS reruns “The Widower,” which I somehow missed upon its initial airing in 2014…John Malkovich does his best as Hercule Poirot in “Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders” on Amazon. Music: Weeks after the Oscars, “A Star is Born” and Queen still dominate the top-selling album chart. Books: My former colleague Ann Goldstein translated the Elsa Ferrante novels into English; now, Goldstein has translated an Elsa Morante novel called “Arturo’s Island.” Sports: March Madness is veering into view but first we have a lot of conference tournaments. Finally: Sometimes, I don’t know what to say here.