Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of shudders, excitement, and bloody scenes on Wednesday 27th December 2023 as Sweeney Todd makes his way to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Nearly two decades after his last stage revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street returns to shave patrons and amaze audiences. Guided by notable director Thomas Kail, celebrated for his work on Hamilton, this macabre musical also brings back the original Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, featuring crowd-pleasing tunes like “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Immerse yourself in a narrative 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 dark heart of medieval London. Impressive set elements, world-class actors, and eerie orchestral tunes all come together in this extraordinary theatrical achievement. This achievement of theatrical excellence ensures an experience that's both captivating and scary! Keep your eyes on the stage, stay where you are. Experience Sweeney Todd’s tale unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, located in New York on Wednesday 27th December 2023. Secure your entrance tickets at this moment - prior to it’s too delayed.
Get yourselves ready because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage this winter. The iconic musical thriller made its mark in history as Stephen Sondheim’s greatest work. The devilish plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it the perfect Broadway show. It first appeared on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music continues to dazzle audiences today. Some of the best hits from the show include “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.”
Sondheim is the mastermind behind the musical. He was inspired after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the old-time serial killer Sweeney Todd. He has said it is "a dark operetta," but also defined it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: it is sung for over 80% of the show, and Sondheim's tunes play consistently behind the action.
The story is about a hellbent barber who seeks out revenge in 19th-century London. The stars of the show are Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford who will play Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett. Dedicated to helping Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett molds Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for unsuspecting customers. The distinctive musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both dark tunes and upbeat melodies.
Finally!Good news! Broadway audiences will be able to hear Stephen Sondheim's best score in its entirety - complete with Jonathan Tunick's iconic 26-player orchestration - four decades since this last happened.
This is your opportunity to catch Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street when it comes to your city this winter! The show’s much awaited return is one you need to see. This haunting musical will move you and haunt you in surprising ways. So, go on and call everyone you know because you must to enjoy the show! Timeout vouches for the production and said, it’s “a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it.”
Select your spots to the musical right now before they run out! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the renowned Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Wednesday 27th December 2023.