Thursday, October 5, 2017


By Bill Stephens OAM

“He was a super-star. He was a pin-up” David Campbell says enthusiastically when asked about John Wilkes Booth, “As a Confederate, he hated the civil war and was very much a dissenter of Lincoln’s presidency. He wasn’t a crazy man, and the funny thing is, the rhetoric he styles himself in, is scarily very much like you hear nowadays”.

Campbell has been steeping himself in all things John Wilkes Booth, in preparation to playing Booth in a new Australian production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s “Assassins” (opening Sept.15, 2017 at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre).

Read the full profile of David Campbell and his connections with Stephen Sondheim, as published in “Everything Sondheim”,  on this link:-