Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of chills, adventure, and terrifying scenes on Friday 20th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd arrives to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Nearly two decades after his last theatrical revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back to cut patrons and amaze audiences. Guided by famed director Thomas Kail, known for his work on Hamilton, this macabre musical also brings back the original Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, featuring popular tunes like “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Immerse yourself in a tale of revenge that extends for approximately two hours and 45 minutes, and experience Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) operate their gruesome enterprise in the ominous heart of medieval London. Breathtaking set designs, world-class actors, and eerie orchestral melodies all come together in this remarkable theatrical achievement. Such a achievement of outstanding performance ensures an experience that's simultaneously captivating and scary! Keep your eyes on the stage, remain where you are. Experience Sweeney Todd’s tale unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, found in New York on Friday 20th October 2023. Secure your tickets today - prior to it’s too late.
Get yourselves ready because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage in an upcoming Broadway revival. The iconic musical thriller is known as Stephen Sondheim’s most remarkable work. The devilish plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it the perfect Broadway show. It premiered on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music remains one of the most powerful scores today. Some of the best hits from the musical include “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.”
Sondheim is the mastermind behind the musical. The idea came after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the 19th-century serial killer Sweeney Todd. He calls it "a dark operetta," but also named it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: most of the show is sung, and Sondheim's melodies play consistently behind the action.
The story follows a hellbent barber who seeks out revenge in London’s 19th century. Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford will star alongside each other as the barbaric barber and his adoring sidekick. As crazy as she is, Mrs. Lovett bakes Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for innocent customers. The distinctive musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both dark tunes and upbeat melodies.
Alas! Broadway audiences will finally be able to enjoy Stephen Sondheim's best 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 enjoy Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as it makes its way to New York, New York this fall! The show’s highly anticipated return is one you cannot miss. This riveting musical will haunt you and move you in the best ways. So, go on and tell everyone you know because you need to witness 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 show as soon as you can before they run out! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the well-loved Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Friday 20th October 2023.