Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Get an spot for Saturday 2nd December 2023 because Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back in business at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Making a return after over four decades, Stephen Sondheim’s renowned score makes a comeback in this 105-minute full-scale production of the eerie classic, directed by Tony Award winner Thomas Kail.
Through the spectacular sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be captivated by Sondheim’s distinctive songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Experience in a high-quality cast of performers, haunting melodies, and stunningly crafted choreography against the ominous backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the lead barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this ghastly, yet surprisingly funny, tale of retaliation, pies, and straight razors. Enter the shadows and bear witness to the terrifying story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Saturday 2nd December 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
Brace yourselves because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage in a highly anticipated revival. The outstanding musical thriller is known as Stephen Sondheim’s most remarkable work. The devilish plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it a fantastic Broadway production. It premiered on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music continues to dazzle audiences today. Some of the most unforgettable songs from the show include “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.”
Sondheim is the mastermind behind the musical. He was inspired after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the Victorian era serial killer Sweeney Todd. He has said it is "a dark operetta," but also named it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: it is sung for over 80% of the show, and Sondheim's music play consistently in the background.
The story follows a hellbent barber who seeks out revenge in 19th-century London. The stars of the show are Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford who will play Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett. Lost in her infatuation with Sweeney, Mrs. Lovett grinds Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for clueless customers. The unique musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both broody tunes and bouncy beats.
Finally!Good news! Broadway audiences will witness Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning score in its entirety - complete with Jonathan Tunick's iconic 26-player orchestration - happening for the first time since its premiere.
This is your time to see Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street when it comes to your hometown this winter! The show’s long awaited return is one you must take part in. This thrilling musical will move you and haunt you in surprising ways. So, go on and tell everyone you know because you must to witness the show! Timeout vouches for the production and said, it’s “a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it.”
Secure your spots to the musical right now before it’s too late! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the renowned Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Saturday 2nd December 2023.