Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Book an slot for Thursday 9th November 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.
With the awe-inspiring 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.” Experience in a world-class cast of performers, chilling melodies, and beautifully crafted choreography against the foreboding backdrop of gothic London. Join Josh Groban as the main barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the bereaved shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this grisly, yet shockingly funny, tale of vengeance, pies, and straight razors. Enter the shadows and bear witness to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Thursday 9th November 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
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“Splendidly sung, profoundly emotional, and curiously amusing. Sondheim’s masterpiece, brought back to its rightful proportions, greets a long-awaited return to Broadway.” - The New York Times.
Observe the delightfully deranged partnership among the vengeful Sweeney Todd and the animated shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett. Taking place in the depths of a dark London, this stage thriller narrates a humorous yet darkly Victorian tale of kin, homicide, class disparity, and suspicious little pastry shops.
Guided by the director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail, this renewed music production reintroduces Hugh Wheeler’s honored with a Tony Award writing and esteemed composer Stephen Sondheim’s early composition. It also includes the award-winning choreography by Steven Hoggett and other innovative minds, 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 astounding 26-piece orchestration by Jonathan Tunick and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire, viewers can revel in novel yet faithful interpretations of Sondheim’s popular hits such as “A Little Priest,” “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.”
In a prior conversation with leading star Josh Groban, he recalls his experience enacting the character of the title barber.
“… for me the most interesting aspect of Sweeney Todd was the contradictions: the lovely score combined with the sinisterly humorous content, the bleak storyline. There’s such a juxtaposition of elegance and grimness in the role, combined with several of the most extraordinary songs and poetry ever crafted. It truly is nothing short of a masterpiece to perform, regardless of the nature.”
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is one of Broadway’s most notable accomplishments in the record of musicals, persistently applauded throughout its diverse versions by the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award-giving organizations.
You’ll always alter your view of pies. Purchase your entrance tickets today for the Lunt-fontanne Theatre performance of Sweeney Todd on Thursday 9th November 2023.