Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Secure an appointment for Friday 22nd December 2023 because Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back in business at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Back 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 spectacular sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be captivated by Sondheim’s original songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Immerse yourself in a world-class cast of performers, spooky melodies, and beautifully crafted choreography against the dark backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the title barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the bereaved shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this ghastly, yet surprisingly funny, tale of retaliation, pies, and straight razors. Step into the shadows and observe to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Friday 22nd December 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
Are you wondering how much faith you can put in the man who shaves so close to your neck? Uncover the response at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Friday 22nd December 2023 as Sweeney Todd returns in full-scale grandeur, over forty years since its international debut!
“Beautifully sung, profoundly emotional, and curiously amusing. Sondheim’s masterpiece, brought back to its appropriate proportions, welcomes a long-awaited return to Broadway.” - The New York Times.
Observe the charmingly deranged partnership between the vengeance-seeking Sweeney Todd and the lively shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett. Located in the depths of a gothic London, this dramatic thriller tells a amusing yet darkly Victorian narrative of kin, homicide, class disparity, and suspicious little pastry shops.
Guided by the director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail, this renewed music production reintroduces Hugh Wheeler’s honored with a Tony Award writing and esteemed composer Stephen Sondheim’s initial music. It also includes the Olivier-winning choreography by Steven Hoggett and other visionary artists, like Mimi Lien (Scenes), Emilio Sosa (Costumes), Natasha Katz (Lighting), Nevin Steinberg (Sound), J. Jared Janas (Wig, Hair & Makeup), and Jeremy Chernick (Special effects).
Thanks to the remarkable 26-piece orchestration by Jonathan Tunick and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire, viewers can revel in fresh yet loyal interpretations of Sondheim’s popular hits such as “A Little Priest,” “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.”
In an earlier earlier discussion with main actor Josh Groban, he recalls his experience portraying the character of the title barber.
“… for me what intrigued me the most about Sweeney Todd was the contradictions: the captivating score paired with the ominously humorous content, the bleak storyline. There’s such a juxtaposition of splendor and darkness in the role, along with many of the most remarkable music and lyrics ever crafted. It truly is nothing short of a masterpiece to present, regardless of the nature.”
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street stands as one of Broadway’s most outstanding accomplishments in the chronicles of musicals, persistently acclaimed across its diverse iterations by the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-giving organizations.
You’ll permanently change your perspective on pies. Acquire your tickets now for the Lunt-fontanne Theatre presentation of Sweeney Todd on Friday 22nd December 2023.