Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Get an spot for Friday 13th October 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.
With the amazing sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be spellbound by Sondheim’s unique songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Experience in a world-class cast of performers, spooky melodies, and exquisitely crafted choreography against the ominous backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the main barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the bereaved shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this gruesome, yet surprisingly funny, tale of retaliation, pies, and straight razors. Enter the darkness and observe to the horrifying story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Friday 13th October 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
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"A engrossing revival with considerable chuckles and serious frights. Experience the tale–you won't be disappointed." - Entertainment Weekly.
Once more, The Myth of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street nurtures a new generation of intrigued minds with a two-hour, 45-minute presentation of deadly deeds veiled in the darkness of a pre-Victorian London. Join in as an partner to the homicidal pair of haircutter and bakery owner in an disturbing and comically twisted tale teeming with gothic stages, enchanting choreography, and sinister melodies performed by a live orchestra composed of 26 musicians.
Featuring Josh Groban portraying Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford taking on the character of Mrs. Lovett, the spectacle boldly displays outstanding on-stage talents in contemporary Broadway.
The grand presentation of this song-filled terror includes director Thomas Kail, famous for his work on Hamilton, alongside Hugh Wheeler's initial script and the triumphant return of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed score, which features songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Also participating are several of the theater world's most experienced creatives working behind the curtains.
In a fresh conversation earlier this year, primary actor Annaleigh Ashford discussed her profound respect for the original Mrs. Lovett, theater icon Angela Lansbury.
"I forever hoped of becoming Angela Lansbury as I developed older, since she personified the penultimate role actress. She displayed the skill to discover humor and life, as well as compassion within every single persona she played… She performed in an era when the prevailing influence was the male-dominated society, and she coped with elegance and affection… On all occasions I encountered her — our paths crossed thrice — I shed tears in an manner that was uncomfortable enough for me to retreat."
Quench your thirst for adventure on Friday 13th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Malevolent Barber of Fleet Street performs his grand entrance at the majestic Lunt-fontanne Theatre, situated in the heart of New York.