Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Get an slot for Friday 26th January 2024 because Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back in business at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Returning 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 captivated by Sondheim’s distinctive 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 foreboding backdrop of gothic London. Join Josh Groban as the main barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this grisly, yet unexpectedly funny, tale of retaliation, pies, and straight razors. Step into the shadows and bear witness to the horrifying story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Friday 26th January 2024 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
What makes this show so interesting, then? Let us tell you! It is billed as one of the most amazing tales in musical history that have ever been told. You see, there is this evil judge who imprisons a London barber to Australia for a crime he did not commit because of his desire for the attractive wife of said barber.
The story becomes extremely intense when the man, who now calls himself Sweeney Todd, comes back after 15 years, picks up his old trade, and vows to exact revenge for his false imprisonment. His razor not only shaves, but also kills! That's right, you read that correctly: murder. Eventually, the bodies are hurled down to Mrs. Lovett, who uses them in her meat-pie shop and sells them to unwary Londoners.
Sweeney's thirst for blood will not be satisfied until he slits the judge's throat, even though many fall to his blade. This theater production is excellent in every way. You can count on this one to give you the time of your life thanks to a fantastic narrative and the most jaw dropping visuals and props on the planet, but sadly, like everything this brilliant, there is always a drawback: tickets are selling out quickly. Grab yours here and now before it's too late to avoid missing the show of this winter.