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Date Of Birth:
March 19, 1912
Date Of Death:
July 26, 1987 (75)
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Casting Announced for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC West End Concert Performance, Including Janie Dee and David BirrellCasting Announced for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC West End Concert Performance, Including Janie Dee and David Birrell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

A one night only concert performance of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's critically acclaimed and award-winning musical A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC will come to London's West End Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The all-star cast includes Janie Dee as Desiree Armfeldt, David Birrell as Fredrick Egerman, and Anne Reid as Madame Armfeldt. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight's SWEENEY TODD Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Porchlight's SWEENEY TODD Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Managing Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD at Nashville Repertory TheatreBWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD at Nashville Repertory Theatre
by Cara Richardson - Oct 8, 2014

Nashville Repertory Theatre begins their 30th anniversary season with a bang. Sporting a new name (they were formerly known at Tennessee Repertory Theatre), Nashville Rep presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. With direction by Rene D. Copeland, a book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd tells the horrific story of love, murder, deception, and deceitfulness. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, Starring David Girolmo, Opens TonightPorchlight Music Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, Starring David Girolmo, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Managing Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening/press night is tonight, Oct, 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Girolmo, Rebecca Finnegan and More in Porchlight's SWEENEY TODDPhoto Flash: First Look at David Girolmo, Rebecca Finnegan and More in Porchlight's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30DMT Presents CANDIDE, 11/06-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 35th Season with the musical CANDIDE, Royal National Theatre Version, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, in a new version by John Caird; and lyrics by Richard Wilbur, additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Leonard Bernstein's soaring score and lyrics from some of the wittiest writers of all time, this rollicking musical satire chronicles the lives and loves of Candide, a simple soul whose glass is always half-full. (more...)

Emma Thompson Says SWEENEY TODD Is 'As Good As It Ever Gets'Emma Thompson Says SWEENEY TODD Is 'As Good As It Ever Gets'
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 27, 2014

Emma Thompson looks back at last night's PBS telecast of SWEENEY TODD and shares her excitement for the upcoming ENO production set for 2015! (more...)

Live From Lincoln Center's SWEENEY TODD Will Air in Toronto on 9/29Live From Lincoln Center's SWEENEY TODD Will Air in Toronto on 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Canadians who tuned in to see the concert version of Sweeney Todd on PBS/WNED tonight need not to worry! The Live from Lincoln Center broadcast will air on WNED Toronto/Buffalo on Monday, September 29th at 9 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights and Behind-the-Scenes Footage from SWEENEY TODD at the Lyric StageSTAGE TUBE: Highlights and Behind-the-Scenes Footage from SWEENEY TODD at the Lyric Stage
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins this month with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs now through October 11, 2014. SWEENEY TODD features Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler. The Lyric Stage's production is directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Jonathan Goldberg. Click below to watch scenes from the production, plus go behind the scenes and learn what makes a good 'kill razor'! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome in SWEENEY TODD at the Lyric StagePhoto Flash: First Look at Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome in SWEENEY TODD at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins this month with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs now through October 11, 2014. SWEENEY TODD features Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler. The Lyric Stage's production is directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Jonathan Goldberg. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Star in SWEENEY TODD, Airing Tonight on PBSBryn Terfel and Emma Thompson Star in SWEENEY TODD, Airing Tonight on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Stage and screen great Emma Thompson joins opera star Bryn Terfel in tonight's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD, featuring the New York Philharmonic. (more...)

Nashville Rep Adds Additional SWEENEY TODD PerformancesNashville Rep Adds Additional SWEENEY TODD Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Due to popular demand, Nashville Repertory Theatre has extended its production of the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Performances have been added through Saturday, November 1. Sweeney Todd runs October 4 - November 1 at TPAC's Johnson Theater (with preview performances October 2 - 3). The Rep's 2008 production of Sweeney Todd had a completely sold out run. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODDBehind The Scenes Of This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Go behind the scenes of the new SWEENEY TODD! (more...)

Extended Clip Of Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' From PBS SWEENEY TODDExtended Clip Of Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' From PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 25, 2014

Glimpse an extended clip of Emma Thompson's show-stopping 'The Worst Pies In London' from SWEENEY TODD! (more...)

Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' PBS SWEENEY TODD Sneak PeekEmma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' PBS SWEENEY TODD Sneak Peek
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 24, 2014

Emma Thompson shines in a new rehearsal and performance clip from SWEENEY TODD! (more...)

Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD Adds Five Extra Performances, Oct 7-12Twickenham Theatre's SWEENEY TODD Adds Five Extra Performances, Oct 7-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

After universal critical acclaim and selling out every one of its planned 26 performances, David Adkin and Twickenham Theatre's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is adding 5 extra performances due to extraordinary and overwhelming public demand. (more...)

Bryn Terfel Discusses This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODDBryn Terfel Discusses This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

Opera superstar Bryn Terfel discusses his participation alongside stage and screen notable Emma Thompson in this week's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's acclaimed musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET in a new clip now available available to view. (more...)

Preview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODDPreview Emma Thompson's 'God, That's Good!' From This Week's PBS SWEENEY TODD
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 22, 2014

A first look at multi-award-winning stage and screen superstar Emma Thompson in this week's Live From Lincoln Center telecast of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's acclaimed musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET is now available available to view. (more...)

Siobhan McCarthy and Jeremy Secomb to Star in SWEENEY TODD at Harrington's Pie and Mash ShopSiobhan McCarthy and Jeremy Secomb to Star in SWEENEY TODD at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tooting Arts Club presents Sweeney Todd, featuring Olivier nominated Siobhan McCarthy from the original London cast of Mamma Mia! and ITV's Bad Girls as Mrs Lovett, all set in London's oldest pie shop. Directed by Bill Buckhurst with musical director Ben Cox, Sweeney Todd (Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler) will play Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, Tooting, 21st October to 29th November. Press night is set for Monday 27th October, 7.30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Look at SWEENEY TODD- Performing for Sondheim; Airs 9/26 on PBSSTAGE TUBE: Inside Look at SWEENEY TODD- Performing for Sondheim; Airs 9/26 on PBS
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

SWEENEY TODD airs on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET. Audra McDonald serves as host. The acclaimed, sold-out production stars 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. In the video below, the cast chats about the thrill of learning that Sondheim himself was in the crowd! (more...)

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