Attend the tale. Director Thomas Kail’s dashing revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is making its way to New York City – you cannot miss this thrilling Broadway production. This must-see production allows Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Gothic revenge tragedy of a musical to rise anew with the darkest twists and turns.
For the first time since the 1980, audiences will have a taste of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award–winning score as it was performed in the original production. The musical will feature Jonathan Tunick’s classic 26-piece orchestration on an epic scale. Starring the biggest talents in the industry – Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford – this is indeed a hauntingly beautiful production you will never forget.
Join Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett, and the rest of the dazzling cast as they take the stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for a highly anticipated run. Tickets are available right now. Be sure to secure yours before they sell out!
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“Groban commands focus 100 percent.” BroadwayWorld.com
“ravishingly sung, deeply emotional and strangely hilarious…” The New York Times
“something both sumptuous and terrifying, truly a Sweeney Todd for the ages.” New York Stage Review
Get ready to immerse yourself in the darkest musical to ever see the light of day by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. “Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd…” the company sings as the show begins. The show’s lighting designer Natasha Katz “makes the night in this shadowy realm seem deeper with fog and moonlight,” said The New Yorker.
This riveting revival of the timeless story of Sweeney Todd is brought to you by director Thomas Kail. He is well-known for his direction of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton where he won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Bringing in a musical with a 26-piece orchestra, a strong cast, and magnificent set pieces more than deserving of the enormous amount of music Sondheim wrote for the score, this Sweeney Todd is no skeletal production. The show is nearly three hours, with 80% sung-through.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is bringing in a talented group of performers on stage. Josh Groban will take the lead as the murderous and vengeful barber, alongside him stars Annaleigh Ashford as his lovestruck accomplice. Maria Bilbao will make her Broadway debut as Sweeney Todd’s estranged daughter, Johanna. A lovesick sailor named Anthony is played by Jordan Fisher; a local orphan child named Tobias is played by Gaten Matarazzo ; and a beggar woman on the periphery of the drama is played by the legendary Ruthie Ann Miles. This star-studded cast is sure to give you one of the best Broadway productions you will ever see.
Since his passing, all of Stephen Sondheim’s musicals have experienced an exponential increase in popularity and profitability. But “Sweeney Todd,” which Hal Prince directed when it premiered on Broadway in 1979, has always been his most approachable and popular production. It is a penny dreadful-inspired thriller set in Victorian London about a vengeful barber who returns home after being sent away on false charges. He seeks revenge, and when he doesn’t get it, he turns to use his razors to slash the throats of enemies in his chair and then pack them off as delectable fillings for Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop. She serves the meat pies to her unsuspecting, yet happy, customers.
“Dinner is served. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1979 Sweeney Todd may well be the greatest of all Broadway musicals.” Time Out New York
The show’s remarkable score is one of the reasons it remains one of the best today. It is said that Sweeney Todd is Stephen Soundheim’s ultimate masterpiece, and that its beauty transcends the generations to come. Some of the musicals best songs include “Not While I’m Around, “Johanna,” “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd,” and “Worst Pies in London.” It’s worth noting that the musical is almost completely sung-through, and if the actors aren’t singing, the orchestra continues to perform in the background.
Nathaniel Hackmann – who played Anthony Hope in a previous revival – says Sweeney Todd merges the line between theatre and opera. “Sweeney is an unequaled work of genius in many facets,” he said. “But the marriage of the epic and sophisticated score, the gripping and macabre examination of human emotion and, most prominently, vengeance in the story, make it a worthwhile venture. It has endless challenges and delights for the performers and audiences in equal measure.”
Do you think you’re prepared to witness the darkest and most thrilling Broadway production to date? Attend the tale and see for yourself. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will have a run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the heart of New York City. This is a production you cannot afford to miss! Immerse yourselves in the dark tale of Sweeney Todd as he courses through his life seeking revenge. Bring your friends to this marvelous production and enjoy a Broadway production like never before. Tickets are up right now. Go ahead and secure yours before the show sells out!