Lunt-fontanne Theatre | New York, New York
This extremely dark and witty musical will leave you breathless. It is a narrative of murder and revenge set against a backdrop of 19th century London. Expect all those incredible ingredients such as all too real visuals and an explosive cast as they take you on a trip filled with blood and gore. All of this will happen at Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Thursday 28th December 2023 but only if you act immediately. Grab your tickets right here before it is too late, or you will miss out.
Be extremely cautious while selecting the place to get your hair done. Having surpassed four decades since his initial appearance, Sweeney Todd comes back to trim heads and slash throats at the infamous Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Thursday 28th December 2023.
"A engrossing revival with substantial chuckles and grave frights. Witness the tale–you won't be disappointed." - Entertainment Weekly.
Yet again, The Legend of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street nurtures a fresh generation of curious minds with a 2-hour, 45-minute presentation of fatal deeds veiled in the darkness of a pre-Victorian London. Join in as an partner to the murderous pair of haircutter and pie shop owner in an unsettling and hilariously twisted tale teeming with gothic scenes, captivating choreography, and sinister tunes played by a real-time orchestra composed of 26 instrumentalists.
Featuring Josh Groban in the role of Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford taking on the role of Mrs. Lovett, the performance boldly displays top-notch on-stage talents in contemporary Broadway.
The grand staging of this musical terror encompasses director Thomas Kail, renowned for his direction on Hamilton, with Hugh Wheeler's original text and the triumphant return of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning score, containing songs like “A Little Priest” and “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Also participating are a number of of the stage world's most experienced artists working behind the curtains.
In a new interview earlier in the year, primary actor Annaleigh Ashford shared her deep admiration for the original Mrs. Lovett, theater icon Angela Lansbury.
"I always dreamed of becoming Angela Lansbury as I developed older, because she personified the penultimate role actress. She possessed the talent to discover comedy and life, as well as compassion within every single character she portrayed… She acted in an era when the prevailing influence was the patriarchy, and she navigated with elegance and affection… Each time I met her — our paths crossed thrice — I cried tears in an manner that was embarrassing enough for me to retreat."
Quench your thirst for excitement on Thursday 28th December 2023 as Sweeney Todd: The Malevolent Barber of Fleet Street makes his grand entrance at the stately Lunt-fontanne Theatre, situated in the heart of New York.