Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Get an slot for Thursday 26th October 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 awe-inspiring 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.” Experience in a world-class cast of performers, chilling melodies, and beautifully crafted choreography against the dark backdrop of gothic London. Join Josh Groban as the title barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this grisly, yet unexpectedly funny, tale of revenge, pies, and straight razors. Enter the shadows and bear witness to the terrifying story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Thursday 26th October 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
Curious about how much faith you can put in the man who shaves so near to your neck? Uncover the response at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Thursday 26th October 2023 as Sweeney Todd returns in full-scale grandeur, more than forty years since its global first appearance!
“Splendidly sung, profoundly emotional, and strangely amusing. Sondheim’s masterpiece, brought back to its rightful proportions, welcomes a long-awaited comeback to Broadway.” - The New York Times.
Observe the charmingly deranged partnership among the vengeful Sweeney Todd and the lively shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett. Taking place in the depths of a dark London, this stage thriller narrates a amusing yet darkly Victorian tale of relatives, homicide, class disparity, and suspicious little pastry shops.
Guided by the director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail, this musical revival reintroduces Hugh Wheeler’s honored with a Tony Award script and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim’s initial music. The production also features the prize-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 impressive 26-piece orchestration by Jonathan Tunick and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire, audiences can revel in novel yet loyal interpretations of Sondheim’s famous hits such as “A Little Priest,” “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.”
During a previous discussion with leading star Josh Groban, he reflects on his experience enacting the character of the central barber.
“… for me the most interesting aspect of Sweeney Todd was the contradictions: the captivating score combined with the ominously humorous content, the dark storyline. There’s such a juxtaposition of elegance and grimness in the character, coupled with many of the most extraordinary music and lyrics ever written. It genuinely 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 achievements in the record of musicals, consistently acclaimed across its diverse iterations by the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-giving institutions.
You’ll always transform your perspective on pies. Purchase your tickets now for the Lunt-fontanne Theatre showing of Sweeney Todd on Thursday 26th October 2023.