Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Secure an slot for Friday 3rd November 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.
With the awe-inspiring sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be captivated by Sondheim’s original songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Experience in a world-class cast of performers, haunting melodies, and exquisitely crafted choreography against the dark backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the title barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this ghastly, yet shockingly funny, tale of retaliation, pies, and straight razors. Step into the darkness and bear witness to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Friday 3rd November 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
Attend the tale... Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a musical thriller like never before. The power-duo Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s musical thriller immerses you in the story of Sweeney Todd - a murderous barber. The terrifyingly beautiful tale is one that you cannot miss. It is dark and thrilling, but shares hilarious puns with the audience too. As praised by Entertainment Weekly, the musical brings “big laughs and serious scares.” As the production makes its way to New York, New York, this is your chance to experience the riveting revival for yourself.
Sweeney Todd used to shine brighter than the darkness that consumed him. Prior to his current state, he was a happy barber, a devoted husband, and a proud father. Now, he is consumed by darkness and seeks nothing but revenge for the wrong things committed against him. When he doesn’t get what he wants, he swears to seek vengeance on the entire human race. Helping his crimes, Mrs. Lovett bakes Sweeny Todd’s victims into meat pies and sells them to clueless customers.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is undoubtedly the lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim’s best work. It became highly popular, and is considered as his masterpiece. The production won ’Best Musical’ and several others at the Tony Awards upon its first run on Broadway. Since then, the production has been revived numerous times. In 2007, it was adapted into a film by Tim Burton which showcased Johnny Depp as the star.
This fall, you get the turn to immerse yourself in the Tony Award-winning musical! Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will definitely leave you thrilled and wanting more. This is your chance to finally understand why this Broadway production has made a significant impact and remains the #1 in the industry. Catch the show live when it makes its way to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Friday 3rd November 2023. Join on your own will – the story of London’s Victorian-era serial killer is not for the faint of heart. Are you up for the challenge?
Tickets to Sweeney Todd are available here. Purchase yours before they sell out!