Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of shudders, thrills, and bloody scenes on Saturday 6th January 2024 as Sweeney Todd steps to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Nearly two decades since his last theatrical revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back to cut patrons and astonish audiences. Guided by famed director Thomas Kail, known for his work on Hamilton, this dark musical also brings back the original Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, featuring crowd-pleasing tunes like “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Immerse yourself in a tale of revenge that extends for approximately two hours and 45 minutes, and observe Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) operate their gruesome enterprise in the shadowy heart of medieval London. Stunning set elements, top-notch actors, and eerie orchestral tunes all come together in this extraordinary theatrical feat. This achievement of theater mastery ensures an experience that's equally captivating and scary! Stay focused, remain where you are. Experience Sweeney Todd’s story unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, located in New York on Saturday 6th January 2024. Secure your entrance tickets at this moment - prior to it’s too far gone.
Get yourselves ready because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage this winter. The outstanding musical thriller made its mark in history as Stephen Sondheim’s most remarkable work. The riveting plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it the perfect Broadway production. It first appeared on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music has withstood the test of time. Some of the most unforgettable songs from the production include “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.”
Sondheim is the mastermind behind the musical. The idea came after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the 19th-century serial killer Sweeney Todd. He calls it "a dark operetta," but also defined it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: 80% of the show is sung, and Sondheim's music play consistently in the background.
The premise follows a hellbent barber who gets sucked into the darkness of revenge in London’s 19th century. In this Broadway revival, Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford star as the murderous haircutter and his infatuated sidekick, Mrs. Lovett. Lost in her infatuation with Sweeney, Mrs. Lovett grinds Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for innocent customers. The unique musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both broody tunes and bouncy beats.
Alas! Broadway audiences will be able to hear Stephen Sondheim's best score in its entirety - complete with Jonathan Tunick's iconic 26-player orchestration - happening for the first time since its premiere.
This is your opportunity to witness Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street when it comes to New York, New York this winter! The show’s long awaited return is one you need to see. This riveting musical will be sure to keep you entertained all throughout. So, get up and call all your friends because you need to see the show! Like what TimeOut said, it’s “a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it.”
Secure your spots to the production this instant before they run out! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the renowned Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Saturday 6th January 2024.