Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of chills, adventure, and terrifying scenes on Wednesday 15th November 2023 as Sweeney Todd steps to the Lunt-fontanne Theatre! Nearly two decades after his last Broadway revival, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street comes back to cut patrons and amaze audiences. Guided by famed director Thomas Kail, known for his work on Hamilton, this dark musical also revives 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 approximately two hours and 45 minutes, and experience Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) manage their gruesome enterprise in the dark heart of medieval London. Breathtaking set designs, world-class actors, and eerie orchestral tunes all come together in this extraordinary theatrical endeavor. Such a achievement of theater mastery ensures an experience that's simultaneously captivating and scary! Don’t avert your gaze, stay where you are. Witness Sweeney Todd’s story unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, found in New York on Wednesday 15th November 2023. Secure your entrance tickets at this moment - ahead of it’s too delayed.
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"A spellbinding revival with substantial chuckles and serious frights. Witness the tale–you won't be disappointed." - Entertainment Weekly.
Once more, The Legend of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street nurtures a new crop of inquisitive minds with a two-hour, 45-minute exhibition of deadly actions shrouded in the obscurity of a pre-Victorian London. Participate as an partner to the homicidal pair of barber and pie shop owner in an disturbing and comically twisted narrative teeming with gothic stages, enchanting dance moves, and eerie melodies played by a live orchestra composed of 26 musicians.
Featuring Josh Groban in the role of Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford taking on the role of Mrs. Lovett, the spectacle proudly exhibits top-notch on-stage skills in modern Broadway.
The full-scale presentation of this musical terror includes director Thomas Kail, renowned for his direction on Hamilton, with Hugh Wheeler's original script and the triumphant return of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning score, containing songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Joining them are a number of of the stage world's most experienced creatives working behind the curtains.
In a new conversation earlier in the year, leading actor Annaleigh Ashford shared her deep admiration for the original Mrs. Lovett, theater icon Angela Lansbury.
"I always hoped of becoming Angela Lansbury as I developed older, because she embodied the ultimate character actress. She displayed the skill to discover humor and life, as well as compassion within each and every character she played… She acted in an era when the dominant influence was the male-dominated society, and she coped with grace and affection… Each time I encountered her — our paths crossed thrice — I shed tears in an manner that was embarrassing enough for me to retreat."
Quench your thirst for adventure on Wednesday 15th November 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Malevolent Barber of Fleet Street makes his dramatic arrival at the majestic Lunt-fontanne Theatre, situated in the heart of New York.