Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
Get an slot for Sunday 22nd 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 mesmerized 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 beautifully crafted choreography against the dark backdrop of gothic London. Witness Josh Groban as the title barber and Annaleigh Ashford as the widowed shopkeeper Mrs. Lovett in this grisly, yet surprisingly funny, tale of vengeance, pies, and straight razors. Plunge into the darkness and observe to the chilling story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Sunday 22nd October 2023 at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre, New York.
Be extremely cautious when selecting the place to have your haircut done. Having surpassed four decades since his debut appearance, Sweeney Todd comes back to shave heads and cut throats at the infamous Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Sunday 22nd October 2023.
"A spellbinding revival with considerable chuckles and serious frights. Experience the tale–you won't be disappointed." - Entertainment Weekly.
Once more, The Legend of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street feeds a new generation of intrigued minds with a two-hour, 45-minute exhibition of deadly deeds shrouded in the darkness of a pre-Victorian London. Engage as an partner to the homicidal pair of haircutter and pie shop owner in an troubling and hilariously distorted tale teeming with gothic stages, captivating choreography, and sinister melodies played by a live orchestra including 26 instrumentalists.
Featuring Josh Groban in the role of Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford taking on the role of Mrs. Lovett, the spectacle boldly exhibits outstanding on-stage talents in modern Broadway.
The grand staging of this song-filled terror includes director Thomas Kail, famous for his work on Hamilton, alongside Hugh Wheeler's initial script and the triumphant comeback of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed 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 artists working behind the concealment.
In a fresh interview earlier in the year, leading actor Annaleigh Ashford discussed her deep admiration for the initial Mrs. Lovett, Broadway icon Angela Lansbury.
"I always hoped of becoming Angela Lansbury as I grew older, because she personified the ultimate character actress. She possessed the talent to find humor and life, as well as compassion within each and every character she portrayed… She performed in an era when the prevailing influence was the male-dominated society, and she navigated with elegance and affection… On all occasions I met her — our paths crossed thrice — I shed tears in an awkward that was embarrassing enough for me to withdraw."
Quench your thirst for adventure on Sunday 22nd October 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Sinister Barber of Fleet Street performs his spectacular arrival at the majestic Lunt-fontanne Theatre, situated in the heart of New York.