Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Secure an appointment for Wednesday 6th March 2024 because Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back in business at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Back 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 spectacular sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be mesmerized 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 exquisitely crafted choreography against the ominous backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the title barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the bereaved shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this gruesome, yet shockingly funny, tale of retaliation, pies, and straight razors. Enter the shadows and observe to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Wednesday 6th March 2024 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
Get yourselves ready because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage this spring. The outstanding musical thriller is known as Stephen Sondheim’s most remarkable work. The devilish plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it the perfect Broadway musical. It first appeared on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music remains one of the most powerful scores today. 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. He was inspired after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the Victorian era murderer Sweeney Todd. He has said it is "a dark operetta," but also named it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: 80% of the show is sung, and Sondheim's tunes play consistently in the background.
The premise follows a hellbent barber who takes on a path to 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 bakes Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for innocent customers. The distinctive musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both haunting sounds and bouncy tunes.
Alas! Broadway audiences will witness Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece in its entirety - complete with Jonathan Tunick's iconic 26-player orchestration - for the first time since 1980.
This is your time to see Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street when it comes to New York, New York this spring! 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 see the show! As TimeOut said, it’s “a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it.”
Secure your spots to the musical right now before they sell out! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the renowned Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Wednesday 6th March 2024.