Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Get an appointment for Sunday 15th October 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 spectacular sound of a 26-player orchestra, the audience will be spellbound by Sondheim’s unique songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Immerse yourself in a high-quality cast of performers, chilling melodies, and exquisitely crafted choreography against the foreboding backdrop of gothic London. Join Josh Groban as the main barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this ghastly, yet shockingly funny, tale of revenge, pies, and straight razors. Enter the shadows and observe to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Sunday 15th October 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
Get yourselves ready because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage this fall. The unforgettable musical thriller is known as Stephen Sondheim’s most remarkable work. The thrilling plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it the best Broadway musical. It premiered on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music remains one of the most powerful scores today. Some of the most notable tracks from the production include “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.”
Sondheim is the mastermind behind the musical. The thought of it came after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the 19th-century murderer Sweeney Todd. He described it as "a dark operetta," but also defined it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: it is sung for over 80% of the show, and Sondheim's music play constantly behind the action.
The story follows a hellbent barber who takes on a path to revenge in 19th-century London. The stars of the show are Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford who will play Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett. Lost in her infatuation with Sweeney, Mrs. Lovett turns Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for innocent customers. The unique musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both dark tunes and upbeat melodies.
Alas! Broadway audiences will finally be able to enjoy Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning score in its entirety - complete with Jonathan Tunick's iconic 26-player orchestration - four decades since this last happened.
This is your chance to witness Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as it makes its way to your city this fall! The show’s long awaited return is one you must take part in. This thrilling musical will be sure to keep you entertained all throughout. So, go on and tell all your friends because you must to witness the show! Like what TimeOut said, it’s “a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it.”
Select your spots to the musical right now before it’s too late! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the famed Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Sunday 15th October 2023.