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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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Open Book: ON YOUR FEET!'s Bookwriter Alexander Dinelaris Finds Songs To Move Stories Forward
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Writing musicals with existing song catalogs presents unique challenges. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does John Doyle Approach a Revival? The Master Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 9, 2016

Director John Doyle has taken on his fair share of revivals, but perhaps none have been as stunning as this season's THE COLOR PURPLE, starring Tony nominees Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, as well as Jennifer Hudson in her Broadway debut. So how does the master of musical revivals do what he does? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Stage ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Coming off of its tremendously successful season opener IN THE HEIGHTS, Street Theatre Company stages its second show of the 2016 season, the hilarious and thought­provoking musical ASSASSINS. With music and lyrics by the one and only Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, INTO THE WOODS), the production opened Off Broadway before moving to London's West End. The show created such a buzz that it reopened in New York, this time on Broadway, where it won multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards. (more...)

David Langham, Chris Cowley to Join West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Now in its record breaking 31st year, Cameron Mackintosh has announced cast changes for 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 9-15, Featuring Joe Iconis, Beth Malone, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Benjamin Eakeley: Broadway Swinger; Joe Iconis and Family with Betty Buckley; Cutting Edge Composers: 7th Edition; Lance Horne and Drew Brody with Beth Malone; and Amy Jo Jackson: I Want to Be Your Man. (more...)

BET Star Tiffany Mann Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

 Tiffany Mann, of BET Network's "It's a Mann's World," joins Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS as Effie White. Tiffany is the daughter of Tamela Mann, gospel music singer and star of TNT's "Meet The Browns", BET's "It's A Mann's World," and Bounce TV's "Mann and Wife." (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Jim Norton
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jim Norton, who stars as 'Giles Corey' in The Crucible, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Welcome The Skivvies, 5/28-29
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes undie-rock, comedy-pop duo, The Skivvies, to The Colonial Theatre as part of BTG's On The Stage Series, on Saturday, May 28 at 8pm and 10:30pm, and Sunday, May 29 at 7pm. A post-show reception will be held on Sunday, May 29 at Hotel on North.  The Skivvies will be performing up close and personal, with artists and audience together on the historic Colonial stage. This event is sponsored by Only in My Dreams Events and Hotel on North. (more...)

Cast Announced for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, and reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

Jason Donovan Joins Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical and West End smash hit embarks on its first ever UK Tour, and today reveals casting for the red-hot rock 'n' roll extravaganza. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Dazzles at TUTS
by Brett Cullum - May 5, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER plays out as if you took Sweeney Todd, let Gilbert & Sullivan rewrite the score, and staged it on a revolutionary picture book set that utilized digital scenery. It's a show that will have you smiling from start to final curtain, and it's got an amazing amount of energy to share with an audience. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Present SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Come watch Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett slice their way through Stephen Sondheim's incomparable score while serving up meat pies full of revenge. With beautiful music and unforgettable characters, Sweeney Todd is not to be missed!    (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Coming to Kennedy Center, 6/28-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?The Kennedy Center has announced the full casting for the Washington area premiere of The Bridges of Madison County starring Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet) as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, South Pacific) as Robert. (more...)

Christopher Bond's Country Musical ROMFORD ROSE to Premiere at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

This summer, Queen's Theatre Hornchurch presents the celebrated playwright Christopher Bond's ROMFORD ROSE, a sparkling yet heartfelt new musical, brimming with foot-stomping, original country melodies by Jo Collins and featuring some of the UK's most talented musicians performing on a wonderful selection of instruments from the mandolin and banjo to the mighty pedal steel. (more...)

Photo Flash: Attend the Tale! First Look at Star of the Day's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Star of the Day presents Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, opening at McCoole's Arts & Events Place in Quakertown, PA, running May 6-21, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pl√°cido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in April for a panel led by Mr. Domingo that included Music Director James Conlon, President and CEO Christopher Koelsch and Senior Director of Artistic Planning Joshua Winograde, who directs the program, along with Nino Sanikidze, head coach for the program.  (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Returns to the West End, July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Tony award-winning musical The Secret Garden, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with script and lyrics by Pulitzer prize and Tony award-winner Marsha Norman and music by Grammy award-winner Lucy Simon, is coming back to the West End for a summer season. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin to Depart
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

?Derek Blount, Chairman, WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors today announced the departure of Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin who has accepted a position as Head of Fine Arts with Greenhill School in Addison.  Terry will begin his new position at Greenhill on July 1, 2016.   (more...)

LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

General Director Pl√°cido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. (more...)

DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Announces Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals is a nonprofit organization committed to education, which led to begin the awards program patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards¬ģ. DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards brings stars, community celebrities, show business veterans and Dallas leaders together for an evening of celebration. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Pre-Show Rituals
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - May 2, 2016

Everyone has their own pre-show rituals that they need to do before a show. This year I especially became extremely interested in seeing how other people prepare for shows.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Join Forces for TOGETHER Album and Tour!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2016

Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nation's leading musical theatre star, Michael Ball and the nation's favorite tenor, Alfie Boe, have just announced that they are joining forces for the first time, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK Headline Tour- Together. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will host her annual Showstopper Divas event at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) to benefit The Actors Fund.* (more...)

WOMEN IN THE WORLD OF SONDHEIM with Katie Welsh & Emily Whitaker Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents singer Katie Welsh and pianist Emily Whitaker in Women in the World of Sondheim on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Prepare for The Ensemblist's 5/22 Live Show with Greene, Krupin, Lyons, Some of Broadway's Best Singer/Songwriters
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2016

On Sunday, May 22nd at 8:15pm, 'The Ensemblist' podcast will be hosting a live show as part of the 2016 NYC Podfest. The only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out, will be featuring three Broadway singer-songwriters John Arthur Greene, Janet Krupin, and Douglas Lyons. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/14-5/15/2016
by - May 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/15/16- PASSION
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2016

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...)

ArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTED
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

ArtsWest announces their 2016-2017 season, UNCHARTED. See full details below! (more...)

Patti Murin, Christopher Hanke, and More Will Strip Down with THE SKIVVIES at 54 Below on 5/27
by Louisa Brady - May 14, 2016

The Skivvies are back by popular demand at Feinstein's/54 Below! Their upcoming show, on May 27th at 9:30 PM, features an array of Broadway's best and brightest. The guest list includes Erik Altemus, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Benny Elledge, Christopher Hanke, Travis Kent, Patti Murin, Ryann Redmond, and Prescott Seymour. (more...)

ArtsWest Sets 2016-17 Season: SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright has announced his second season, running September 2016 through July 2017. Opening with acclaimed dramatist Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS, the six production season will include the magical story telling of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson; an Olivier Award winning new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS; a piercing glimpse into the teen-age world in Kirsten Greenidge's MILK LIKE SUGAR; Byrony Lavery's unflinching drama FROZEN; and the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller Sweeney Todd. (more...)

Actor's Express to Kick Off Season 29 with Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Actor's Express opens its 2016-2017 season with a modern take on Stephen Sondheim's game-changing musical Company. (more...)

Sundog Theatre to Stage Existential Tragicomedy WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Sundog Theatre is pleased to announce this summer's acclaimed Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, WAITING FOR GODOT. (more...)

The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 5TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

First Preview of Broadway-Bound ANASTASIA Canceled Due to Technical Problems
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the first preview of Broadway-bound ANASTASIA has been canceled due to technical problems. The show is still scheduled to open on Friday, May 27 and run through June 19, 2016. Hartford Stage Managing Director Michael Stotts explains:  (more...)

BWW Review: Comedy Takes the Stand in Eventide's FORUM
by Kristen Morale - May 12, 2016

Everyone is familiar with the works of Stephen Sondheim, quite the musical genius himself: his contributions to everything from 'West Side Story' to 'Sweeney Todd' have really set him apart from others in the musical theater realm; his style is so eclectic, his music so beautiful, that any show which bears his name is most likely going to be something great. Not necessarily a fan of comedy but having great admiration for and desire to see any type of musical I have the opportunity of seeing, Sondheim's 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' is a musical I have not had the pleasure of seeing before the Eventide Theatre Company showed me just how wonderful a show it truly it. The number of laughs and clever moments planned (and disasters diverted or avoided) are as plentiful as the amount of words in the title of this musical. The show is a farce, so anything and everything can happen, so long as one character's involvement in the continuous hoax is constantly given complete attention to and, ironically, prone to the greatest bout of almost far-fetched confusion that can be had. Yes, 'Forum' not only provides perpetual laughs had by both the sheer unknowingness of all the characters of what, exactly, is going on (not to mention each individual is quite the character on his/her own), but the music is wonderful and upbeat, the plot is lighthearted and there just really is not a reason to be mentioned why this musical is anything but pure, adulterated fun (which doesn't mean what you think!) Eventide should be extremely proud of this production now brought to their stage, and as this was my first time seeing it, I can now confidently share with others the enthusiasm felt that night as I watched magic unfold. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Besetzung und Team f√ľr Weltpremiere von SCHIKANEDER in Wien stehen fest
by Iris Moebius - May 11, 2016

SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote ist eine romantische Musical-Komodie uber eines der wohl schillerndsten Theater-Ehepaare des 18. Jahrhunderts, die am 30. September 2016 ihre Weltpremiere feiert. Die VBW schließen somit an die Tradition der Eigenproduktionen an und bringen mit SCHIKANEDER die insgesamt zwolfte Musical-Urauffuhrung des Unternehmens im Herbst auf die Buhne des Raimund Theater. Intendant Christian Struppeck stellte gestern im Beisein von Komponist und Liedtexter Stephen Schwartz Produktion und Hauptdarsteller vor. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2016 Applause Award Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2016 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 22 schools in six counties of Central Florida. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Sondheim's ASSASSINS Next Up for Street Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Coming off of its tremendously successful season opener In The Heights, Street Theatre Company stages its second show of the 2016 season, Stephen Sondheim's provocative musical Assassins, May 20 through June 5. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Eakeley Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in BROADWAY SWINGER
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 10, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW - Broadway's Supper Club - just presented the return of BENJAMIN EAKELEY and his acclaimed solo concert debut, 'BROADWAY SWINGER,' on last night, May 9. When the show premiered to a sold-out house in January, Eakeley was praised for his 'bewitching stage presence' with 'decidedly sensual power and lush jazz vocals' by BroadwayWorld.com. Currently appearing on Broadway in She Loves Me, Eakeley and his four-piece jazz band reinterpret classic songs from the 1960s in a nightclub act that chronicles the American stage's evolution from conservative to carefree. 'BROADWAY SWINGER,' co-written byTim Murray (50 Shades: The Musical), is a groovy romp through the decade that gave us Oliver!, Cabaret, Hair and Promises, Promises. True to its name, this swingin' show examines shifting attitudes toward relationships and sex as it explores life, love and everything in between. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 2-8, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Kara Lindsay, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; Ann Hampton Callaway Presents 'But Beautiful'; The Skivvies; David Yazbek at 54 Below; and Kara Lindsay: Bursting Your Bubble. (more...)

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