Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of shudders, excitement, and bloody scenes on Saturday 16th December 2023 as Sweeney Todd steps to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Nearly two decades after his last stage revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes back to cut patrons and astonish audiences. Guided by famed director Thomas Kail, famous for his work on Hamilton, this dark musical also revives 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 story of revenge that stretches for two hours and three quarters, and observe Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) operate their gruesome enterprise in the dark heart of Gotham London. Breathtaking set designs, top-notch actors, and chilling orchestral melodies all come together in this remarkable theatrical feat. Such an achievement of theatrical excellence ensures an experience that's simultaneously riveting and terrifying! Don’t avert your gaze, stay seated. Experience Sweeney Todd’s story unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, found in New York on Saturday 16th December 2023. Reserve your tickets today - prior to it’s too far gone.
Eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical for its Broadway debut, demonstrate Sweeney Todd's worldwide success. Fans all over the world were thrilled by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's gruesome musical and its spine-chilling allure is a big part of why it's so great.
You see, there is this evil judge who lusts for the gorgeous wife of a London barber and transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years, calling himself Sweeney Todd, and going back to his old trade, the now enraged man vows to take revenge for his false incarceration, and this is where the narrative gets very intense. His razor does more than just shave; it kills! Yes, you read that correctly: murder!
The bodies are eventually shuttled down to Mrs. Lovett, who uses them as an ingredient in her meat-pie shop and sells them to unknowing London customers. Though many fall to his blade, Sweeney's thirst for blood will not be satisfied until he slits the judge's throat.
You must be there at Lunt-fontanne Theatre to witness this incredible tale unfold. The cast is utterly triumphant in rendering this rendition, and the costumes are truly remarkable. Unfortunately, like all good things in life, there will only be a few positions available, and they will finish very fast. To avoid disappointment, be sure to buy your tickets here before it is too late.