Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
It's an evening of shudders, thrills, and terrifying scenes on Sunday 19th 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 returns to trim patrons and shock audiences. Guided by notable director Thomas Kail, famous for his work on Hamilton, this macabre musical also brings back the original Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim, featuring audience-favorite tunes like “Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir” and “The Worst Pies in London.” Immerse yourself in a story of revenge that extends for approximately two hours and 45 minutes, and observe Sweeney Todd (Josh Groban) and Mrs. Lovett (Annaleigh Ashford) operate their gruesome enterprise in the dark heart of Gotham London. Stunning set elements, exceptional actors, and haunting orchestral symphonies all come together in this incredible theatrical achievement. Such an achievement of theater mastery ensures an experience that's both captivating and frightening! Keep your eyes on the stage, stay in your seats. Witness Sweeney Todd’s story unfold at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, located in New York on Sunday 19th November 2023. Secure your tickets at this moment - ahead of it’s too delayed.
Brace yourselves because Sweeney Todd is returning to the stage in a highly anticipated revival. The iconic musical thriller made its mark in history as Stephen Sondheim’s greatest work. The thrilling plot paired with the hauntingly beautiful tunes makes it a fantastic Broadway show. It debuted on Broadway in 1979, and the story and music has withstood the test of time. Some of the best hits from the show include “Johanna,” “Not While I’m Around,” and “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd.”
Sondheim came up with the idea for the musical. The idea came after seeing British actor Christopher Bond's play about the 19th-century serial killer Sweeney Todd. He calls it "a dark operetta," but also called it "a movie for the stage." It is almost completely underscored: most of the show is sung, and Sondheim's tunes play consistently behind the action.
The premise follows a hellbent barber who takes on a path to revenge in London’s 19th century. The stars of the show are Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford who will play Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett. Dedicated to helping Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett bakes Sweeney Todd’s victims into meat pies for clueless customers. The distinctive musical thriller is mostly sung-through and includes both dark tunes and upbeat melodies.
Finally!Good news! Broadway audiences will finally be able to enjoy Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece in its entirety - complete with Jonathan Tunick's iconic 26-player orchestration - happening for the first time since its premiere.
This is your time to witness Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as it makes its way to your city this fall! The show’s much awaited return is one you need to see. This riveting musical will move you and haunt you in surprising ways. So, go on and tell everyone you know because you need to enjoy the show! Like what TimeOut said, it’s “a bold, brazen and breathtakingly entertaining experience, any way you slice it.”
Reserve your spots to the production right now before it’s too late! Sweeney Todd will slice his way to the renowned Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Sunday 19th November 2023.