Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of chills, adventure, and terrifying scenes on Thursday 12th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd makes his way to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Nearly two decades after his last Broadway revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street returns to trim patrons and astonish audiences. Guided by famed director Thomas Kail, celebrated for his work on Hamilton, this dark musical also revives the original Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, featuring audience-favorite tunes like “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Immerse yourself in a story of revenge that extends for approximately two hours and 45 minutes, and witness Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) run their gruesome enterprise in the shadowy heart of gothic London. Stunning set designs, world-class actors, and haunting orchestral melodies all come together in this extraordinary theatrical feat. This achievement of theater mastery ensures an experience that's equally captivating and frightening! Don’t avert your gaze, remain in your seats. Witness Sweeney Todd’s tale unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, located in New York on Thursday 12th October 2023. Claim your entrance tickets today - before it’s too late.
Are you wondering how much faith you can put in the man who shaves so near to your collar? Find out the response at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Thursday 12th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd makes a comeback in a magnificent production, over forty years after its international debut!
“Splendidly sung, profoundly emotional, and strangely amusing. Sondheim’s masterpiece, brought back to its correct proportions, welcomes a eagerly-anticipated comeback to Broadway.” - The New York Times.
Observe the delightfully deranged partnership between the vengeance-seeking Sweeney Todd and the lively shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett. Set in the depths of a dark London, this theatrical thriller presents a comical yet darkly Victorian narrative of relatives, homicide, class disparity, and questionable little pastry shops.
Guided by the director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail, this revitalized musical features anew Hugh Wheeler’s honored with a Tony Award script and esteemed composer Stephen Sondheim’s original music. The production also features the Olivier-winning choreography by Steven Hoggett and other innovative minds, like Mimi Lien (Scenes), Emilio Sosa (Costumes), Natasha Katz (Lighting), Nevin Steinberg (Sound), J. Jared Janas (Wig, Hair & Makeup), and Jeremy Chernick (Special effects).
Thanks to the remarkable 26-piece orchestration by Jonathan Tunick and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire, spectators can savor novel yet true interpretations of Sondheim’s popular hits such as “A Little Priest,” “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.”
In an earlier previous interview with leading star Josh Groban, he reflects on his journey playing the role of the main barber.
“… for me the captivating element in Sweeney Todd was the oppositions: the beautiful score combined with the darkly amusing content, the bleak storyline. There’s such a juxtaposition of splendor and darkness in the role, combined with many of the most extraordinary songs and poetry ever composed. It truly is nothing less than a masterpiece to present, regardless of the type.”
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street stands as one of Broadway’s most notable feats in the chronicles of musicals, continually applauded across its diverse iterations by the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-giving bodies.
You’ll forever alter your outlook towards pies. Acquire your admission passes now for the Lunt-fontanne Theatre performance of Sweeney Todd on Thursday 12th October 2023.