Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of shudders, thrills, and gruesome scenes on Thursday 2nd May 2024 as Sweeney Todd steps to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Nearly two decades after his last stage revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes back to trim patrons and amaze audiences. Guided by notable director Thomas Kail, famous for his work on Hamilton, this morbid musical also revives the original Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, featuring audience-favorite tunes like “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Immerse yourself in a tale of revenge that stretches for a duration of two and three-quarters hours, and experience Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) operate their gruesome enterprise in the dark heart of medieval London. Stunning set pieces, top-notch actors, and chilling orchestral symphonies all come together in this incredible theatrical endeavor. Such an achievement of theater mastery ensures an experience that's simultaneously riveting and scary! Stay focused, stay in your seats. Witness Sweeney Todd’s story unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, found in New York on Thursday 2nd May 2024. Reserve your tickets today - before it’s too far gone.
So, what's all the fuss about with this production? Well, allow us to expand! It is one of the most amazing tales ever told in the history of musicals. The reason is that there is a unfair judge who harbors lust towards the pretty wife of a London barber and extradites him to Australia for a crime he did not do.
The story line becomes extremely powerful when the man, who now calls himself Sweeney Todd returns to his old trade after a 15-year absence and vows to exact revenge for being immorally imprisoned. His razor doesn't just shave; it also kills! You read that right, folks: Murder.
The bodies are eventually sent to to Mrs. Lovett, where she uses them in her meat-pie business and sells them to unsuspecting Londoners. Sweeney will not be happy until he slits the judge's throat, no matter how many people succumb to his blade.
Every single thing about it operates in this play's favor - that is why it is liked so much. You can be sure to have the time of your life with this one because it has the most incredible visuals and props the world has ever seen, but like everything that is this good, there is always a drawback: tickets are selling out quickly. Grab yours right this second before it's too late to catch the show of this spring.