Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!

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The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz portrays The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut);Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts, Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor, Lonny Price directs, Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers, and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer.

BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos of the cast in action below!

The New York Philharmonic has been an integral part of PBS's award-winning Live From Lincoln Center since the series' inaugural telecast in 1976. While continuing to present the Philharmonic's symphonic concerts, in recent seasons Live From Lincoln Center has broadcast many of the Philharmonic's theatrical productions, including Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel in 2013, nominated for three Emmy Awards, and Lerner and Loewe's Camelot in 2008.

Set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tells the story of the eponymous barber who seeks vengeance on what he sees as a merciless world by murdering his customers and, with the help of his landlady, the romantically inclined Mrs. Lovett, bakes their bodies into meat pies, which are fed to London's avid and unknowing populace. Sondheim's score pays homage to the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Hermann. Highlights include "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Not While I'm Around," "A Little Priest," and "Pretty Women."

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Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Christian Borle

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Jeff Blumenkrantz and Audra McDonald

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Jeff Blumenkrantz, Audra McDonald Phillip Quast

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Phillip Quast

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Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Ensemble

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Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Audra McDonald, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson and Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson

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Kyle Brenn and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Christian Borle, Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Kyle Brenn and Christian Borle

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Kyle Brenn and Christian Borle

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Christian Borle, Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

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Jeff Blumenkrantz and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Christian Borle and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Christian Borle and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Christian Borle and Bryn Terfel

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Jay Armstrong Johnson and Erin Mackey

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Erin Mackey and Jay Armstrong Johnson

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Erin Mackey and Jay Armstrong Johnson

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Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

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Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

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Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

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Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

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Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

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Audra McDonald

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Erin Mackey, Bryn Terfel and Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

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Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

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Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Bryn Terfeland Emma Thompson

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Emma Thompson, Kyle Brenn and Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson and Kyle Brenn

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Audra McDonald

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Audra McDonald

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Audra McDonald

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Audra McDonald and Bryn Terfel

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Bryn Terfel and Phillip Quast

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Audra McDonald, Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

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Audra McDonald, Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

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Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

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Phillip Quast, Erin Mackey, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Kyle Brenn

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Jeff Blumenkrantz and Christian Borle

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Kyle Brenn, Alan Gilbert, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey, Philip Quast, Byrn Terfel, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle, Jeff Blumenkrantz and Company

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Bryn Terfeland Emma Thompson

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Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson with cast

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson

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Bryn Terfel, Alan Gilbert and Emma Thompson

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey, Philip Quast, Bryn Terfel, Alan Gilbert, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Jeff Blumenkrantz

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey, Philip Quast, Bryn Terfel, Alan Gilbert, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Jeff Blumenkrantz

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle

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Stephen Sondheim, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey

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Stephen Sondheim

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Emma Thompson

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Kyle Brenn, Alan Gilbert, Stephen Sondheim, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Kyle Brenn, Alan Gilbert, Stephen Sondheim, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey, Philip Quast, Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Jeff Blumenkrantz

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
Kyle Brenn, Alan Gilbert, Stephen Sondheim, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey, Philip Quast, Bryn Terfel, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Jeff Blumenkrantz

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Emma Thompson

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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