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Uris Theatre (New York, NY)
222 W. 51st St.

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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheimís haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-centuryĒ by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, ďSweeney ToddĒ has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.



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BWW Interview: Twenty-six Roles and Counting: Charis Leos at Maine State Music Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 9, 2017

'I love it here! This Always, Patsy Cline will be the twenty-sixth production I've appeared in with MSMT, and by the end of this summer, the number will be twenty-nine.' Actress Charis Leos - a huge favorite with Maine audiences and critics alike - is reflecting on her long association with the Brunswick theatre and what the future holds for her here and in the other numerous regional theatres where she lights up the stage with her vibrant, inimitable gifts as a musical theatre performer. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for FOLLIES at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. (more...)

BWW Review: ArtsWest's SWEENEY TODD Sounds Good but Inconsistent
by Jay Irwin - Jun 9, 2017

The Sondheim classic "Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" is one of those shows that everyone wants to put their own stamp on. It's an incredibly rich show and quite difficult to perform requiring a killer cast (pun intended). There have been concerts, productions where the actors play the instruments, and now an Off-Broadway production where they actually serve the audience hot pies. And locally it's been done to excess. Now ArtsWest has thrown their razors into the ring with their own particular take on this anti-hero by offering it up with a diverse cast and in a somewhat timeless era London. And while there are some decent voices up there, overall the cast lacks character intent and the diversity and time shift lend nothing to the story and at times muddy it. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jim Stanek, Eve Plumb and More in FAMILY TIES at The Human Race Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

One of the most beloved television families of the 1980s is set to make a long awaited return in the world premiere of Family Ties, written by Daniel Goldstein (The Song of Songs, Unknown Soldier and Row), based on the classic television series, directed by The Human Race's President & Artistic Director Kevin Moore and produced by special arrangement by Araca Media & Entertainment. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

World Premiere Jazz Opera Opens 40th Season of Pittsburgh Festival Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Kicking off its 40th season of innovative and intimate opera and music events, Pittsburgh Festival Opera expands to a six-week season in multiple venues in 2017. Opening on June 15 with the world premiere of its commissioned jazz opera A Gathering of Sons, the acclaimed American summer opera festival also presents Handel's Xerxes, Richard Strauss' Intermezzo, and Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street on the Mainstage in Falk Auditorium, Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh thriving East End. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)


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Lucky Number Seven: Celebrating the Many Tony Recognized Turns of Patti LuPone
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2017

Sassy, brassy, bawdy, and bold-- these are just a few adjectives used to describe the monstrous talent and intrepid persona of the one and only Patti LuPone. Throughout her career, these attributes have taken Patti to the absolute heights of stardom and this year has been no different as the star enjoys her seventh Tony nomination for her role playing opposite Christine Ebersole in the hit musical, War Paint, (more...)

Trey Ellett and Natalie Weiss will Join Joan Vazquez at his Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Joan Vazquez will make his New York City debut with 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' at the renowned 54 Below on Wednesday 5th July at 9.30pm. (more...)

2017 Theater Fans' Choice Awards Results! DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET, PLAY THAT GOES WRONG & MISS SAIGON Win Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 7, 2017

Your Voice Matters! Voting Opens Today for the 2017 Theater Fans' Choice Awards. Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances to nominate and vote -- now it's the fans' turn. Don't worry about snubs either, we've got our biggest and best nominee list ever! (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Kicks Off Season Next Week with ART!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The historic Cape Playhouse's 91st season kicks off with Yasmine Reza's Art, the critically acclaimed comedy, in its Playhouse premiere.  Starring David Beach, Eddie Korbich and Andrew Macdonald, and directed by Matt Lenz, Art plays June 13 through 24. (more...)

Paradise Theatre Announces New Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Paradise Theatre announces seven exciting and diverse shows for its 2017-2018 Season to be presented in their CURRENT Downtown venue as they continue their capital campaign "Act Local" to save LIVE theatre in Gig Harbor by creating a permanent home for the performing arts and arts education in Gig Harbor. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Two of America's leading stage and screen actors come to Chichester this summer for Tennessee Williams' SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, directed by Jonathan Kent. Celebrated Oscar and Tony Award-winning actor Marcia Gay Harden makes her UK theatre debut as Alexandra, and Brian J. Smith plays Chance. The production runs at Chichester Festival Theatre now through 24 June, with a press night on Friday 9 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

He's a Little Sinatra. She's A Little Bit Sondheim: An Intimate Journey Through a Musical Theater Romance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Broadway veterans and Harbor Lights Founders and Artistic Directors Jay Montgomery and Tamara Jenkins are joining creative forces and sharing their personal story in the last production of the 2017 Season, which is focusing on what it means to be a theater artist. 'We are excited to be back in the performing saddle and having a blast working together. The show will be lots of fun with some sweet moments. And everyone will certainly relate to the universal themes in relationship dramas,' says Jenkins. 'We are also thrilled to be joined by Musical Director Andrew Smithson who was with us for our 2011 Harbor Lights' productions of Marry Me a Little, and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and is himself a consummate artist and musician. We needed someone versed in multiple styles as the show covers many musical genres.' (more...)

VIDEO: Rachel Bloom Insists 'I Don't Care About Awards Shows' in Hilarious New Video!
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

In her latest video titled, 'Rachel Bloom Doesn't Care About Award Shows,' the actress sings and dances her way through a supposed anti-Emmy promotional video campaign. Check it out below! (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

York Theatre Company to Showcase Scenic Designs by James Morgan in Summer Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, will present an exhibit of James Morgan's other career as a Scenic Designer with a retrospective look at over 40 years of his designs at The York Theatre Company at Theater at Saint Peter's. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards!
by Walter McBride - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony was held at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), current home of The Great Comet, recipient of 12 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. (more...)

REP Features Veterans, Young Talents at 50th-Anniversary Gala Celebration, 6/11
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 5, 2017

One of the country's premier theater companies Repertory Philippines (REP) is counting down the days for its grand 50th-anniversary gala concert, titled 'REP's 50 Years of Telling Stories,' at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resorts and Casino in Para√Īaque City, on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Richard Skipper to Celebrate Father's Day at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Russ Woolley presents Richard Skipper Celebrates ... A Special Father's Day Brunch Show celebrating the birthdays of Jeanette MacDonald and Sammy Cahn, and remembering Peter Allen on the anniversary of his passing. Sunday, June 18th at 1 pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre below The West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42 Street. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Pennsylvania Premiere of Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre will present the Pennsylvania Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Disney's Newsies, June 6 through July 23. The inspirational Disney's Newsies, based on the real-life Newsboys strike of 1899 and the 1992 film, was the toast of Broadway for more than two years. (more...)

62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) tonight, June 4th. (more...)

BWW Review: Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello Make For A Meatier SWEENEY TODD
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2017

The new Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd just got a whole lot meatier.  No, the chef hasn't been adding more filling to the tasty meat pies audience members can enjoy before the performance.  The new reason for checking into the Barrow Street Theater is a chance to see two top shelf singer/actors, Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello, transform a production that opened in March as an amusing Grand Guignol melodrama into a deeply moving and gorgeously sung evening of thrilling musical theatre. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 6/19 - 6/30 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 6/19 - 6/30, airing on NBC (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Members To Sing At Penn Social
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social on Thursday, June 29th at 11:30pm. (more...)

DVR Alert - SWEENEY TODD's Carolee Carmello and Norm Lewis to Perform on TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

BWW has learned that on Tuesday, June 27th, the Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will perform on the morning show. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Graham Russell's New Rock Musical A WALL APART at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. Tickets are now on sale at www.nymf.org/wallapart or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Photos: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's MAN OF LA MANCHA At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 15th, 2017 - Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tonys host Kevin Spacey stars in CLARENCE DARROW in Flushing tonight! (more...)

VIDEO: Hal Prince Chats with Andrew Lloyd Webber Live At the Other Palace!
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2017

Earlier this week, Live at The Other Palace streamed a conversation between Broadway legend Hal Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is currently represented by four shows on Broadway. Watch below as they chat about hits, flops, and everything Broadway! (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces ANNIE Director, Cast and One Day Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the director/choreographer and lead performers for this holiday season's production of Annie. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical runs from November 17 through December 23, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.   (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Helm DESSERT World Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following on from his success with Daytona at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Oliver Cotton, has written a new play for our time, Dessert. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that direct from Broadway, THE COLOR PURPLE, the Tony Award-winning revival of the truly remarkable musical adapted from Alice Walker's best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement next summer July 17 - 29, 2018. (more...)

In the Wings Promotions presents HAIR - 50th Anniversary Production 8/30-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

In the Wings Promotions (ITW) is proud to announce the remount of their critically acclaimed production of HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Directed and choreographed by META winner Nadia Verrucci with Music Direction by META nominee Ian Baird, this production, back by popular demand, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the original production of HAIR. HAIR features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Montreal born Galt MacDermot. HAIR runs August 30 - September 9, 2017 at the MainLine Theatre in Montreal. (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis Coming to Los Angeles LGBT Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced a special one-night-only concert by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter/actor Levi Kreis in his show Broadway at the Keys.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate Irish Repertory Theatre at SONDHEIM AT SEVEN
by Walter McBride - Jun 14, 2017

Just yesterday, Irish Repertory Theatre presented SONDHEIM AT SEVEN, this season's Gala Benefit production, at The Town Hall. Featuring an introduction by Special Guest Angela Lansbury, SONDHEIM AT SEVEN honored Carmine D. Boccuzzi, Jr., Partner at Cleary Gottlieb LLP, and recognized the extraordinary contributions of Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Barbara Jones, Consul General of Ireland in New York; and David Donoghue, Ambassador of Ireland to the United Nations. (more...)

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at THEATRE THREE
by Jared West - Jun 13, 2017

Opening night at Theatre Three's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC got off to a slow start, due to the late arrival of one of the theatre technicians. The show itself followed suit, starting off slow, but finding its stride as the evening continued, and ultimately ending in a heartwarming finale. While it may not be everyone's cup of tea, this production is strong and well worth seeing. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, kicks off the seventh consecutive season of his smash hit Broadway @ The Art House concert series with two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris for two shows only on July 1 and 2, with series host Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Dance Entropy Performs IMPERMANENT LANDSCAPE at LIC Landing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape, an outdoor performance set against the striking backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, June 28th at 7pm. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY's Christopher Ashley Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for COME FROM AWAY. (more...)

From SWEENEY TODD to BANDSTAND to GREAT COMET, the Ins and Outs of Actor/Musicians
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

Music has been a part of theatre since the dawn of the genre; from the origins of the Greek chorus to opera to Vaudeville to and to musical theatre. However, in recent years the line between the music and the theatre on Broadway has become more blurred as in unique and creative ways, we have seen performers serving as both actors and musicians. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken Billington
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 11, 2017

Curtain up! Light the lights....literally, because this week's guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including Sweeney Todd, CHICAGO, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Direction of a Musical, COME FROM AWAY's Christopher Ashley
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Christopher Ashley has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Come From Away. He also received nominations for MEMPHIS and THE ROCK HORROR PICTURE SHOW. His other Broadway credits include Xanadu, Leap of Faith, and All Shook Up. West End credits include Memphis. (more...)

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