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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheim’s haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-century” by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, “Sweeney Todd” 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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Jason Manford to Make West-End Debut as Pirelli in SWEENY TODD, 2 – 27 July - 'Anything can happen!'
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece, Sweeney Todd, stars Olivier Award winner Michael Ball as the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as his devoted accomplice Mrs. Lovett. Following sell-out success at Chichester Festival Theatre, the production transferred to London's West End on 10 March, 2012 for a limited season only, and must end on 22 September, 2012. Comedian Jason Manford will join the company as "Italian" barber Pirelli for four weeks in July this year, covering for Robert Burt, who is scheduled to sing at Glyndebourne Festival 2012. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Presents COMPANY, Now thru 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2011-2012 Wilson Mainstage Season concludes with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company, which begins performances tonight, May 9 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through June 10. (more...)

York's Musicals in Mufti Continues With THE GAME OF LOVE, 5/11-13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

York Theatre Company celebrating the legendary librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival, concludes the spring series with the New York premiere of The Game of Love, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by classical composer Jacques Offenbach, and arrangements & additional music by Nancy Ford. The Game of Love is based The Anatol Plays by Arthur Schnitzler. (more...)

Photo Blast From The Past: 2012 Tony Nominees - The Woman
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2012

Awards season is in full swing and to celebrate all of the 2011-2012 nominees, we've dug deep into our archives to bring you vintage photos of all of the talent during special moments in their careers. Check out the 2011-2012 Tony-nominated women below! (more...)

Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM, Featuring Leslie Kritzer, Patina Miller, et al. Opens 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater June 8 to July 1, 2012. (more...)

Mackintosh Announces Full Cast of PHANTOM UK Tour - Earl Carpenter as Phantom, Katie Hall as Christine
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Cameron Mackintosh announced today full casting for the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Documentary in the Works; James Lapine to Executive Produce
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Cindy Adams writes in today's New York Post that James Lapine will executive produce a documentary on Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. The film, due out next year, will include 'material is on Sondheim's life, fresh interviews he's not given before, videos and new versions of his songs.' (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS to Play 59E59 Theaters, 6/1-7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to present the NY premiere of the hit musical comedy THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS, based on the play by Mickle Maher, with music by Mark Messing, libretto by Mr. Maher and directed by and featuring George Andrew Wolff and Larry Adams. (more...)

Early May 2012 Performance Opportunities on the California Central Coast
by Curt Miner - May 7, 2012

As we make our way into the Merry Month of May, I hope you are making plans to attend a number of the upcoming shows at the various live performance and theatre venues located here on the beautiful Central Coast of California! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Set for Sioux Empire Community Theatre, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim and James Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET from May 4th through 20th. The production will be directed by Larry B. Etten. (more...)

Pioneer's MAN OF LA MANCHA - Starring William Michals, Maria Eberlane & More - Closes Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Man of La Mancha, the musical staging of the epic tale of Don Quixote through tonight, May 19, 2012. (more...)

WICKED Tickets Go on Sale Today at Smith Center, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

WICKED goes on sale to the public today, May 19 at 7 a.m.; tickets will be exclusively available at the box office from 7 to 10 a.m. on-site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at 702-749-2000. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

Captain Smartypants' A PANTY LINE Plays Erickson Theatre, Now thru 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

For over a hundred years, Broadway has been delighting, inspiring, and irritating people all over the world. No subset of humanity has been more attuned to the songs, stars, hits and flops than gay men. Beginning tonight, May 18, for four performances only, Captain Smartypants (CSP) a small ensemble of Seattle Men's Chorus, will take this premise to task with A Panty Line: their twisted take on some of the best, worst, and funniest moments from The Great White Way. (more...)

Melissa Minyard to Lead Mad Cow's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Mad Cow Theatre today announced the cast for Next to Normal, the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey. (more...)

Queen City Theatre Company to Present Sondheim's PASSION May 3-19
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Queen City Theatre Company (2010 Theatre Company of the Year) is proud to announce the regional premiere of the musical PASSION. This highly anticipated production marks the closing of the company's 5th season in Charlotte, NC and will run from May 3rd until May 19th at the Duke Energy Theatre. (more...)

Kelrik Productions Presents SWEENEY TODD, Now thru 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Sweeney Todd, the Tony Award-winning musical, sails into Unity May 18 to June 2, 2012. Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, it's a tragicomic tale of murder, mayhem, and meat pies. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nicole Parker Joins National Tour of WICKED as 'Elphie' in Denver Tonight, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED welcomes PJ Benjamin as The Wizard on Tuesday, May 8 and Nicole Parker as Elphaba on Friday, May 18 in Denver, CO. (more...)

Bob Gunton's WALKING ON WATER Premieres Tonight at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2012

Bob Gunton, the musical theater star who was Tony Award-nominated for his turn as Broadway's original Juan Peron in Evita, returns to his Tennessee theatrical roots tonight in an original production that is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2012 season at Cumberland County Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Polls: What Horror Film Would You Like to See on the Stage?
by BWW - May 18, 2012

It was announced yesterday that stage and screen stars Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain will take on the iconic roles of Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin in playwright John Pielmeier's world premiere of The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse. Helmed by acclaimed director John Doyle, who won a Tony Award for his striking reimagining of Sweeney Todd, this stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's famous 1971 novel transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a theatrical experience. This got us thinking, what other horror film would you like to see turned into a stage production? (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens 'After Dark' at Kelrik Productions Tonight, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

Sweeney Todd, the Tony Award-winning musical, sails into Unity tonight, May 18 to June 2, 2012. Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, it's a tragicomic tale of murder, mayhem, and meat pies. (more...)

Breaking News: Brooke Shields & Richard Chamberlain to Star in Premiere of THE EXORCIST at Geffen Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW - May 17, 2012

Stage and screen stars Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain will take on the iconic roles of Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin in playwright John Pielmeier's world premiere of The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse. Helmed by acclaimed director John Doyle, who won a Tony Award for his striking reimagining of Sweeney Todd, this stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's famous 1971 novel transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Announces Mae West Play DIRTY BLONDE for May-June
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

Artistic Director Sean Murray previously announced DIRTY BLONDE, a bawdy, brassy, funny, sexy and touching contemporary love story that captures the essence of Mae West and two fans who loved her, for tonight May 17 to June 17 at the The Old Town Stage in San Diego State Historic Park. (more...)

WICKED Tickets Go On Sale 5/19 at Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

WICKED will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 19 at 7 a.m.; tickets will be exclusively available at the box office from 7 to 10 a.m. on-site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at 702-749-2000. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mitt Romney Gets SWEENEY TODD Treatment
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2012

With the 2012 election coming up in November, political parodies are everywhere, and it's about time that some gave the race a Broadway twist. In the video below, Roy Zimmerman puts a different spin on Sweeney Todd with 'Romney Mitt, the Demon Barber of Wallstreet.' (more...)

Kent Tritle to Play Recital at St. Ignatius Loyola, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

On Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 PM, organist KENT TRITLE will perform an organ recital program featuring works by Bach, De Grigny, Pinkham and Franck. (more...)

Kelrik Productions Presents SWEENEY TODD, 5/18-6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Sweeney Todd, the Tony Award-winning musical, sails into Unity May 18 to June 2, 2012. Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, it's a tragicomic tale of murder, mayhem, and meat pies. (more...)

22Q Entertainment and GoAlleyCat Productions Premieres IT IS DONE, Tonight 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

22Q Entertainment LLC and GoAlleyCat Productions presents the West Coast Premiere of the New York hit, IT IS DONE, a thrilling new play in an environmental setting, written by award-winning playwright Alex Goldberg and directed by Ovation award-winner Michael Michetti (The Twentieth Century Way, Carousel, Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings). IT IS DONE opens tonight, May 15 at 8:30pm and runs through Tuesday, June 12 at the Pig ‘N Whistle Restaurant, 6714 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Extends Through the Summer; Now to End Run August 19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The acclaimed Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Emily Man will extend its run through August 19, 2012. Streetcar began performances on April 3 and opened on April 22 and was originally set to end its limited run on July 22 at the Broadhurst. (more...)

John Addison Joins Cast of The Landor Theatre's THE THING ABOUT MEN, Now thru June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

John Addison was previously announced to play Sebastian and complete the cast for the London revival of The Thing About Men, due to open at The Landor Theatre tonight, 15th May 2012 for a strictly limited four week run. Theatrica Ltd have not been able to announce John until now, due to his placement and filming schedule for the latest ITV series, Superstar; dedicated to helping Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber find his next title role in Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Betty Buckley Presents Encore Performance of 'AH, MEN!' in Fort Worth, 5/15-16
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

After rave reviews for three Fort Worth concerts last month, Tony Award winner and Broadway legend, Betty Buckley, is bringing her new show "Ah Men! The Boys of Broadway" back to Fort Worth in May for two encore performances. The shows are tonight, May 15 and tomorrow, May 16 at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

May Mid Month Masques and MORE on the California Central Coast!
by Curt Miner - May 15, 2012

As we move into the middle of May and beyond, I trust you will want to consider attending at least a couple of the numerous productions currently (or soon to be) playing at any one of the numerous theatre and live performance establishments here on the AMAZING California Central Coast! (more...)

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Plays The Coterie at Hollywood Renaissance Hotel, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Sondheim Unplugged, an acoustic evening of Sondheim tunes (featuring one song from every one of his major projects) will play The Coterie at The Hollywood Renaissance Hotel on June 2nd at 8:30PM. Prior to the Hollywood engagement, the concert produced by Jordan Beck and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde), featuring all new arrangements by David Lamoureux will play at Caffeinated Cabaret in Downtown Riverside on Sunday night, May 20th at 7:30PM and Cabaret at The Merc in Old Town Temecula on Sunday night, May 27th at 6:30PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/15- PASSION
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2012

Today in 1994, Passion opened at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 97 performances. Passion is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine. The story was adapted from Ettore Scola's film Passione d'Amore. Passion is notable for being one of the few projects that Stephen Sondheim himself conceived, along with Sweeney Todd and Road Show. Set in 19th century Italy, the plot concerns a young soldier and the changes in him brought about by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis to Headline Bickford Theatre Benefit, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

American Idol's Constantine Maroulis (Tony Award-nominee, Rock of Ages) joins nearly a dozen Broadway favorites to salute 'Broadway's most-wonderfully wicked showstoppers' in the gala benefit evening, Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Broadway's Greatest Villains, Thieves and Ladies of the Evening, on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 8 pm, at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, in Morristown, NJ. (more...)

GODSPELL's Telly Leung Plays Birdland Tonight, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

Telly Leung, currently appearing on Broadway in GODSPELL, plays Birdland tonight, May 14 under the direction of Alan Muraoka and featuring musical direction from Gary Adler. (more...)

BWW Interviews: FOLLIES Star Elaine Paige Talks Follies, Sondheim, Lloyd Webber and Other Career Highlights
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2012

Actress/singer Elaine Paige, having originated Evita, Chess, Piaf and Anything Goes in London, is unquestionably the queen of the West End, and with a Drama Desk nomination securely in place for her Broadway performance in the new Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, which opened at the Ahmanson May 9, Paige is fast becoming a theatrical sensation in the US as well. In our chat, she says what she thinks about Stephen Sondheim, Follies, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barbara Cook, her favorite career highlights including her leading men, as well as her popular radio talk show for the BBC entitled Elaine Paige on Sunday. (more...)

Elaine Paige to Launch Australian Concert Tour in October
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

Following her current run in Sondheim's 'Follies' in Los Angeles Elaine Paige will return to the UK and prepare for a tour 'down under' which kicks off in Hamilton, New Zealand on 14th October, Christchurch on 16th and then travels across to Australia for Perth on 20th, ending in Brisbane on 30th. (more...)

GODSPELL's Telly Leung Plays Birdland Tonight, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

Actor Telly Leung, star of the current revival of GODSPELL as well as TV's 'Glee' will be performing at Birdland Jazz Club tonight, May 14th. (more...)

Elizabeth Loyacano, Santino Fontana & More to Star in THE GAME OF LOVE, May 11-13 at the York Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2012

York Theatre Company, celebrating the legendary librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival, concludes the spring series with the New York premiere of The Game of Love, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by classical composer Jacques Offenbach, and arrangements & additional music by Nancy Ford. The Game of Love is based The Anatol Plays by Arthur Schnitzler. The limited engagement will play 5 performances only May 11 -13 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Freedom High School Leads FREDDY Award Nominations with 17 Nominations - Full Nominees List
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2012

Nominations for the 2012 FREDDY© Awards were announced yesterday, May 10th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. Leading the pack this year are Freedom High School with 17 nominations. Emmaus High School and Parkland High School both scooped 12 nominations. Notre Dame High School is close behind with 11 nominations. (more...)

WICKED Tickets for Capitol Theatre Run Go on Sale Today, 5/11
by Tyler Hinton - May 11, 2012

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, returns to Salt Lake City's Capitol Theatre July 18-August 26. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale today, Friday, May 11 at 10am. Part of Zions Bank Broadway Across America - Utah. (more...)

DOMA Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Now thru 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

DOMA Theatre Company continues its 2012 musical season with a collection of stories by multiple award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, May 11 at The MET Theatre in Los Angeles. Marco Gomez directs, Dolf Ramos is musical director and Angela Todaro choreographs. The cast is comprised of four singers: Andrea Arvanigian, Malek Hanna, Mookie Johnson and Joanne O'Brien. (more...)

WICKED to Kick Off Smith Center's Inaugural Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

WICKED, the most anticipated musical production of the 2012-2013 season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 19 at 7 a.m.; tickets will be exclusively available at the box office from 7 to 10 a.m. on-site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at 702-749-2000. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents XANADU, Now thru 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

SpeakEasy Stage presents the Boston Premiere of the hit Broadway musical comedy XANADU. This acclaimed show will be the company's 100th production and opens tonight, May 11. (more...)

York's Musicals in Mufti Continues With THE GAME OF LOVE, Now thru 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

York Theatre Company celebrating the legendary librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival, concludes the spring series with the New York premiere of The Game of Love, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by classical composer Jacques Offenbach, and arrangements & additional music by Nancy Ford. The Game of Love is based The Anatol Plays by Arthur Schnitzler. (more...)

Stacey Logan to Lead Mad Cow Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Mad Cow Theatre today announced the cast for Next to Normal, the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey. (more...)

BWW TV Special: 2012 Tony Nominees - Michael Cerveris on Transforming into Juan Peron!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2012

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Michael Cerveris, nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Evita. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - May 10, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh have announced the nominees for the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Elizabeth Loyacano, Santino Fontana & More Star in York Theatre's THE GAME OF LOVE, Now thru 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

York Theatre Company, celebrating the legendary librettist and lyricist Tom Jones with Musicals in Mufti: The Tom Jones Festival, concludes the spring series with the New York premiere of The Game of Love, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by classical composer Jacques Offenbach, and arrangements & additional music by Nancy Ford. The Game of Love is based The Anatol Plays by Arthur Schnitzler. The limited engagement plays 5 performances only tonight, May 11 through May 13 at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival One Night Only Performances Include Victoria Clark and More
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has announced the lineup for its series of one night only concerts and performances. (more...)

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