Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Get an slot for Friday 9th February 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.
With the spectacular sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be captivated by Sondheim’s unique songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Experience in a high-quality cast of performers, chilling melodies, and beautifully crafted choreography against the dark backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the main barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this ghastly, yet shockingly funny, tale of vengeance, pies, and straight razors. Step into the shadows and observe to the terrifying story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Friday 9th February 2024 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
What makes this show so good, then? Let us tell you! It is regarded as one of the most epic 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-line becomes extremely powerful when the man, who now calls himself Sweeney Todd, comes back after 15 years, picks up his old trade, and swears to exact revenge for his false imprisonment. His blade not only shaves, but also kills! That's right, you read that correctly: murder. Eventually, the bodies are transported to Mrs. Lovett, who uses them in her meat-pie business and sells them to unwary Londoners.
Sweeney's want for blood will not be quenched until he slits the judge's throat, even though many die to his blade. This play is excellent in every way. You expect this one to give you the time of your life thanks to a fantastic story and the most jaw dropping visuals and props the world has ever seen, but sadly, like everything this good, there is always a drawback: tickets are selling out fast. Buy yours here and now before it's too late to avoid missing the show of this winter.