Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Secure an spot for Saturday 18th November 2023 because Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back in business at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Making a return 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.” Immerse yourself in a high-quality cast of performers, spooky melodies, and beautifully crafted choreography against the foreboding backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the main barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the bereaved shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this ghastly, yet unexpectedly funny, tale of revenge, pies, and straight razors. Plunge into the shadows and observe to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Saturday 18th November 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
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"A captivating revival with considerable chuckles and serious frights. Experience the tale–you won't be disappointed." - Entertainment Weekly.
Yet again, The Myth of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street nurtures a fresh crop of curious minds with a 2-hour, 45-minute exhibition of fatal actions shrouded in the darkness of a pre-Victorian London. Engage as an accomplice to the murderous pair of barber and pie shop owner in an disturbing and comically distorted narrative teeming with gothic scenes, captivating choreography, and sinister melodies played by a live orchestra including 26 instrumentalists.
Featuring Josh Groban portraying Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford assuming the role of Mrs. Lovett, the performance boldly displays top-notch on-stage talents in modern Broadway.
The full-scale staging of this song-filled terror includes director Thomas Kail, renowned for his work on Hamilton, with Hugh Wheeler's initial text and the triumphant return of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning score, which features songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Joining them are several of the theater world's most experienced creatives operating behind the concealment.
In a fresh conversation earlier in the year, leading actor Annaleigh Ashford talked about her profound respect for the initial Mrs. Lovett, theater legend Angela Lansbury.
"I always dreamed of becoming Angela Lansbury as I grew older, since she personified the ultimate character actress. She displayed the skill to discover comedy and life, as well as compassion within every single persona she portrayed… She acted in an era when the dominant influence was the male-dominated society, and she navigated with grace and affection… Each time I encountered her — our paths crossed thrice — I cried tears in an awkward that was embarrassing enough for me to retreat."
Quench your thirst for excitement on Saturday 18th November 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Sinister Barber of Fleet Street performs his grand arrival at the stately Lunt-fontanne Theatre, situated in the heart of New York.