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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.


Sandra Tsing Loh, Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil Set for THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO Reading at 92Y Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

92Y presents Sandra Tsing Loh: A Work-In-Progress Staged Reading of The Madwoman in the Volvo, a co-production of 92Y and Sundance Institute Theatre Program, with Leslie Kritzer and Mary Beth Peil, directed by Lisa Peterson on Friday, October 10, 8:15 pm. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Isabel Rose, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Mark 45th Anniversary With '45 AT 54' Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in celebration of its milestone 45th anniversary season will travel across town for to two special concerts, "45 at 54." The concerts are presented in association with 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and Broadway producer/York Board Member Jim Kierstead. Discover what makes the York Theatre unique, or introduce a new musical theater lover to all that is happening at the York Theatre. The evening will feature a stellar cast and some very special guests. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's Production of THE GERSHWINS'® PORGY AND BESS to Premiere on PBS, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

George and Ira Gershwin's masterpiece opera Porgy and Bess, based on the play by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, premieres on PBS this fall with the critically acclaimed production from San Francisco Opera. THE GERSHWINS'® PORGY AND BESS airs Friday, October 17, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) as part of thePBS Arts Fall Festival, which highlights artists and performances from around the country and invites every American to have a front-row seat and a backstage pass for the country's best arts performances. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Sep 29, 2014

Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury. I saw her in Mame, my first Broadway show seen ON BROADWAY at The Winter Garden Theatre from the front row of the mezzanine in seats my dad bought from a scalper because he knew I wanted to see it so badly. I would never recover from the splashy front of The Winter Garden Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Patti LuPone - 'Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda...Played That Part' at GMU's Arts by George! Benefit
by Benjamin Reiser - Sep 29, 2014

Who is today's Queen of Broadway? After all, Audra McDonald just chalked up her record-setting sixth Tony. Idina Menzel's belting out all over the world. Barbra Streisand's even planning a new Gypsy film adaptation. No matter. Patti LuPone hands-down earns the title-and then some. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 29, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE LAST SHIP sets sail on Broadway, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN opens at New World Stages, CHICAGO welcomes a new 'Mama', Kevin Spacey performs in D.C. and more! (more...)

First Look At Imelda Staunton In Chichester GYPSY
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 29, 2014

A first look at stage and screen star Imelda Staunton in rehearsal for the new Chichester Festival Theatre production of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed showbiz musical GYPSY is now available to view. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 29-October 5
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: SMILE : A Broadway Reunion Concert, Celebrating Adolph Green - 100 Years of Wonderful, Jamie deRoy and Friends, Randy Graff: Re-Made In Brooklyn, and The Songs of Scott Evan Davis, featuring Karen Mason, Lisa Howard & more. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Michael McCarty Dies at 68
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Stage and screen actor Michael McCarty, 68, died on Friday of heart failure after collapsing and becoming unconscious a few days earlier. The original Broadway cast member of AMADEUS was set to appear in a Santa Barbara production of the show in October. (more...)

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...)

San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. (more...)

Miss Last Night's Broadcast of SWEENEY TODD on PBS? Watch it Online!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Good news - PBS has put the concert online, where you can watch it in both standard and in HD. Click here to tune in, and watch your necks! (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall, Christopher Hanke, and More Guest-Star With The Skivvies at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2014

The Skivvies took the stage at 54 Below last night and were joined by Broadway guest stars including Lena Hall (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH), Christopher Hanke (BUYER AND CELLAR), and more. Check out the videos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone Sings with Gavin Creel, Jonathan Pryce & More in ENTRANCES, EXIST, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN- Episode 7
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2014

Can't get enough of Patti LuPone? A documentary following the legendary performer has just been released on Youtube, titled 'Entrances, Exits, and Everything In Between.' Creator Josh Johnston writes: 'What she and I have collaborated on is our effort to show aspiring performers and fans of the arts what it's like in the shoes of a veteran of the craft: everything from the Sunset lows to the Rainbow Highs of performing, Patti LuPone has seen and lived it all.' (more...)

Photo 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...)

STAGE 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...)

BWW Interviews: Linda Balgord of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 26, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from October 8th-19th is the brand new national touring production of the long-running hit, 'The Phantom of the Opera', featuring Broadway veteran Linda Balgord in the role of Madame Giry (more...)

Live 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/26/14 - SWEENEY TODD, DISGRACED, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Sweeney Todd airs on PBS as part of Live From Lincoln Center, ANNIE kicks off its national tour today, DISGRACED begins previews tomorrow, and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Sunday! (more...)

Performances Begin Today for York Theatre Company's ON THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents a special event On the Air: Songs for Marian McPartland, a musical tribute honoring the legendary radio host, starring vocalist and radio personality Stacy Sullivan, with Jon Weber, on piano. Four performances only, Friday, September 26, 2014 through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peters (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Bryn 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...)

But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Friday, September 26th: Double Dose of Sweeney!
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2014

8:00-9:00pm: THE AMAZING RACE | CBS 9:00-11:30pm: LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: Sweeney Todd | PBS 10:00-11:00pm: BLUE BLOODS | CBS Click for more picks! (more...)

The Skivvies and ShankTunes Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Simon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The producers of the North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT announced today that Simon Jones ("Hitchhiker's Guide, The Real Thing) will return to the role of Dr Bradman, which he performed during the sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End. (more...)

Tony Nominee Robin DeJesus to Perform at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

On Saturday October 25, TheatreWorks will kick off their Annual Appeal with a special fundraising event entitled 'Cocktails & Cabaret: An Afternoon with Robin DeJesus.' (more...)

Extended 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...)

Behind 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...)

Nashville 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...)

Emma 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/24/14 - Lohan in SPEED-THE-PLOW, Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Lindsay Lohan makes her West End debut in SPEED-THE-PLOW tonight, Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE begins previews and more! (more...)

Miriam Margolyes Takes on the Star Behind the Stars in I'LL EAT YOU LAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

BAFTA Award-winner Miriam Margolyes transforms into legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the wickedly hilarious one-woman show, I'll Eat You Last, directed by Dean Bryant. Promising a night full of tinseltown tattle, this theatrical delight by renowned playwright John Logan opens on Thursday 6 November 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 24, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. All the scoop from the amazing FWD Theatre Project gala, and 'The Last Unicorn' gets some big backers. Plus concerts by Chita Rivera, Felicia P. Fields, Sierra Boggess and Donna McKechnie, 'Sweeney Todd' on PBS and 'From Here To Eternity' on movie screens, plus the Marriott announces two casts! (more...)

ON THE TOWN Announces Mobile Lottery for $20 Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

ON THE TOWN and TodayTix, the Broadway ticket app, just announced Broadway's first ever mobile lottery, offering $20 day-of tickets to the iconic musical comedy. The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN,directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Bryn 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...)

Twickenham 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...)

Celebrating Adolph Green, Randy Graff, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Shonn Wiley Talks UNDER THE STREETLAMP
by Linda Ann Watt - Sep 22, 2014

Shonn Wiley, one of the leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical 'Jersey Boys' delivers an evening of unforgettable entertainment in Under the Streetlamp. (more...)

Leonard Slatkin To Conduct NY Premiere of Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto with Principal Flute Robert Langevin
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Leonard Slatkin will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto, with Principal Flute Robert Langevin as soloist; Copland's El Salon Mexico; Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit (orchestrated by Marius Constant), marking the Philharmonic's first time performing the complete work; and Ravel's Bolero, Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. (performed without intermission); and Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and Sarah Rice to Star in INTO SWEENEY TODD'S WOODS This Fall at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

'Into Sweeney Todd's Woods' is a monster mash-up of two landmark musicals by Stephen Sondheim -- Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods -- performed by a wickedly talented cast that includes Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and Sarah Rice. The presentation is set for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM & 8:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Fall Season
by Peter Danish - Sep 22, 2014

THE WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FALL SEASON (more...)

Preview 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...)

BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Twickenham Theatre, September 19 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 20, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a remarkable production of a classic musical, one that brings the audience right into Sweeney's shop for a shave almost too close for comfort. (more...)

The Skivvies, Ewalt & Walker's Pajamboree & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED! Set for Union County Performing Arts Center, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, presents the World Premiere of the National Touring Concert Attraction, THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED!, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 PM, a Gala Benefit evening celebrating the performing arts center's 86th Anniversary. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Company Cuts the Ribbon at the New Lyric Theatre!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The cast of ON THE TOWN just reopened the Lyric Theatre with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on this afternoon, September 19th, along with producers Howard and Janet Kagan, in advance of the show's first preview performance tomorrow, September 20th. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Siobhan 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...)

Yefim Bronfman to Perform with the NY Philharmonic, 10/23-25 & 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Barto?k's Piano Concerto No. 3, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 (Ed. Nowak, 1890), Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, BOUNCERS, BBC Big Band and More Set for CFT's Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the successful reopening of the newly refurbished Festival Theatre, Chichester announces its first Winter season since 2011 offering a diverse mix of drama, comedy and dance as well as music and arts events. (more...)

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