Sweeney Todd Production Information


February 06, 1979 (19 previews)


March 01, 1979

Closing:June 29, 1980
# Performances:557
Theatres: Uris Theatre (New York, NY)
2/6/1979 - 6/29/1980

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Version:Original Broadway Version


Other Productions of Sweeney Todd

1979   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1980   West End London Production
West End
1980   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1982   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
1982   Regional (UK) Regional Revival
Regional (UK)
1984   Regional (US) Houston Grand Opera Production
Regional (US)
1984   Off-Broadway New York City Opera Production
1984   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1985   London Fringe London Revival
London Fringe
1987   New York Unknown
New York
1989   Off-Broadway Off-Off-Broadway Revival
1989   Broadway Broadway Transfer
1991   Regional (UK) Regional Revival
Regional (UK)
1992   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1993   Regional (UK) Royal National Theatre Production
Regional (UK)
1996   Regional (US) Goodspeed Production
Regional (US)
1996   Regional (UK) London Revival
Regional (UK)
1999   Regional (US) Reprise! Concert
Regional (US)
2000   London Fringe London Concert
London Fringe
2000   Off-Broadway New York Concert
2002   Regional (US) Sondheim Festival Production
Regional (US)
2002   Regional (US) Regional Production
Regional (US)
2004   Off-Broadway New York City Opera Production
2004   London Fringe London Revival
London Fringe
2004   West End West End Transfer
West End
2005   Broadway Broadway Revival
2006   UK Tour National Tour
UK Tour
2007   US Tour
US Tour
2012   West End Chichester Festival Theatre Production
West End


Audio Recordings

1979  Original Broadway Cast
2001  New York Concert Cast
2005  Broadway Revival Cast

Radio Productions

1984 Radio Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Operetta


  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (full title)

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [i]
No Place Like London
The Barber and His Wife
The Worst Pies in London
Poor Thing
My Friends
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [ii]
a.k.a. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [iii]
Green Finch and Linnet Bird
Ah, Miss!
Johanna I
a.k.a. Johanna
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir
The Contest
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [iv]
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [v]
Kiss Me!
Ladies in Their Sensitivities
Pretty Women
A Little Priest
God, That's Good!
Johanna III
By the Sea
Wigmaker Sequence
a.k.a. Wigmaker's Sequence
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [vi]
The Letter
Not While I'm Around
Parlor Songs
City on Fire!
Final Sequence
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [vii]

Cut during previews

Johanna II


(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1979 - Actor (Musical)
Len Cariou
Tony Awards - 1979 - Actress (Musical)
Angela Lansbury
Tony Awards - 1979 - Book (Musical)
Hugh Wheeler
Tony Awards - 1979 - Costume Designer
Franne Lee
Tony Awards - 1979 - Lighting Designer
Ken Billington
Tony Awards - 1979 - Musical
Richard Barr
Charles Woodward
Robert Fryer
Mary Lea Johnson
Martin Richards
Tony Awards - 1979 - Scenic Designer
Eugene Lee
Tony Awards - 1979 - Score
Stephen Sondheim