Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Get an spot for Friday 8th December 2023 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 spellbound by Sondheim’s distinctive songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Immerse yourself in a top-notch cast of performers, spooky melodies, and beautifully crafted choreography against the dark backdrop of gothic London. Join Josh Groban as the lead barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the bereaved shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this gruesome, yet surprisingly funny, tale of revenge, pies, and straight razors. Step into the darkness and observe to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Friday 8th December 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
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"A engrossing revival with ample chuckles and grave frights. Experience the tale–you will not be disappointed." - Entertainment Weekly.
Yet again, The Myth of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street nurtures a fresh generation of intrigued minds with a 2-hour, 45-minute presentation of fatal deeds shrouded in the obscurity of a pre-Victorian London. Join in as an accomplice to the homicidal pair of haircutter and pie shop owner in an troubling and hilariously distorted narrative teeming with gothic scenes, enchanting dance moves, and sinister tunes played by a real-time orchestra consisting of 26 instrumentalists.
Featuring Josh Groban in the role of Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford assuming the role of Mrs. Lovett, the show proudly exhibits exceptional on-stage skills in modern Broadway.
The grand presentation of this song-filled terror includes director Thomas Kail, renowned for his direction on Hamilton, with Hugh Wheeler's initial script and the triumphant comeback of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed score, containing songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Also participating are some of the theater world's most seasoned creatives operating behind the curtains.
In a recent conversation earlier this year, leading actor Annaleigh Ashford discussed her profound respect for the initial Mrs. Lovett, theater legend Angela Lansbury.
"I always dreamed of emulating Angela Lansbury as I developed older, since she personified the penultimate character actress. She possessed the skill to discover comedy and life, as well as humanity within each and every persona she played… She acted during an era when the prevailing influence was the patriarchy, and she coped with grace and affection… On all occasions I encountered her — our paths crossed thrice — I cried tears in an awkward that was uncomfortable enough for me to retreat."
Quench your thirst for adventure on Friday 8th December 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Malevolent Barber of Fleet Street performs his dramatic entrance at the stately Lunt-fontanne Theatre, situated in the heart of New York.