Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Book an appointment for Wednesday 13th December 2023 because Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back in business at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Returning 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 amazing 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 world-class 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 widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this grisly, yet unexpectedly funny, tale of retaliation, pies, and straight razors. Step into the darkness and observe to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Wednesday 13th December 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
Get yourselves ready because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage in an upcoming Broadway revival. The outstanding musical thriller made its mark in history as Stephen Sondheim’s greatest work. The thrilling plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it the best Broadway musical. It debuted on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music has withstood the test of time. Some of the most notable tracks from the show include “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.”
Sondheim came up with the idea for the musical. He was inspired after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the 19th-century murderer Sweeney Todd. He has said it is "a dark operetta," but also called it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: 80% of the show is sung, and Sondheim's music play unwaveringly behind the action.
The musical shows a hellbent barber who gets sucked into the darkness of revenge in London’s 19th century. Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford will star alongside each other as the barbaric barber and his adoring sidekick. Dedicated to helping Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett grinds Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for unsuspecting customers. The one-of-a-kind musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both broody tunes and bouncy beats.
Finally!Good news! Broadway audiences will finally be able to enjoy 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 witness Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as it makes its way 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 call all your friends because you must to see the show! Like what TimeOut said, it’s “a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it.”
Reserve your spots to the production as soon as you can before they run out! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the famed Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Wednesday 13th December 2023.