Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of chills, adventure, and gruesome scenes on Friday 24th November 2023 as Sweeney Todd steps to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Nearly two decades since his last Broadway revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back to trim patrons and amaze audiences. Guided by renowned director Thomas Kail, celebrated for his work on Hamilton, this macabre musical also revives 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 stretches for two hours and three quarters, and observe Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) run their gruesome enterprise in the ominous heart of Gotham London. Stunning set elements, world-class actors, and haunting orchestral symphonies all come together in this incredible theatrical feat. Such an achievement of outstanding performance ensures an experience that's equally riveting and terrifying! Keep your eyes on the stage, stay where you are. Witness Sweeney Todd’s story unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, located in New York on Friday 24th November 2023. Reserve your entrance tickets at this moment - prior to it’s too far gone.
Are you wondering how much faith you can put in the man who shaves so adjacent to your throat? Find out the answer at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Friday 24th November 2023 as Sweeney Todd returns in full-scale grandeur, more than forty years since its worldwide premiere!
“Exquisitely sung, profoundly emotional, and oddly amusing. Sondheim’s masterpiece, brought back to its correct proportions, welcomes a eagerly-anticipated return to Broadway.” - The New York Times.
Observe the delightfully deranged partnership shared by the retaliatory Sweeney Todd and the energetic shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett. Set in the depths of a gothic London, this stage thriller presents a comical yet darkly Victorian tale of kin, homicide, class disparity, and suspicious little pastry shops.
Guided by the director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail, this revitalized musical features anew Hugh Wheeler’s acclaimed with the Tony Award book and esteemed composer Stephen Sondheim’s initial composition. The production also features the prize-winning choreography by Steven Hoggett and other innovative minds, including 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, audiences can savor new yet true interpretations of Sondheim’s famous hits such as “A Little Priest,” “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.”
During a prior interview with leading star Josh Groban, he reflects on his journey playing the character of the central barber.
“… for me what intrigued me the most about Sweeney Todd was the contradictions: the beautiful score combined with the darkly humorous content, the gloomy storyline. There’s such a juxtaposition of elegance and grimness in the character, combined with several of the most remarkable music and lyrics ever composed. It genuinely is nothing less than a masterpiece to perform, regardless of the type.”
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street stands as one of Broadway’s most notable feats in the history of musicals, continually praised across its different incarnations by the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-giving organizations.
You’ll always alter your view of pies. Acquire your tickets today for the Lunt-fontanne Theatre presentation of Sweeney Todd on Friday 24th November 2023.