Jordan Fisher to Depart SWEENEY TODD This Month

Fisher shared to Instagram, "The journey I’ve had portraying Anthony has been nothing short of magical and every moment spent on that stage has been a gift."

By: Jun. 06, 2023
Jordan Fisher to Depart SWEENEY TODD This Month

Jordan Fisher will be taking his final bow as Anthony in Sweeney Todd on June 18th. 

Fisher shared on Instagram, "On June 18, I’ll be hanging up my Anthony hat and bidding farewell to this dark and twisted world that is Sweeney Todd which has become my home, as my time with this extraordinary production comes to an end. The journey I’ve had portraying Anthony has been nothing short of magical and every moment spent on that stage has been a gift.

To my incredible castmates, crew, and creative team, thank you for embracing me and making this experience one that I will cherish forever. Your support, talent, and camaraderie have made every performance a true delight.

And to all of you, the amazing audience, thank you for joining me on this wild ride. Your energy and love have fueled my passion, and I’m beyond grateful for your unwavering support.

Let’s make these final shows unforgettable. Join me as I take my last bow on June 18, and let’s create an evening of magic, memories, and of course mayhem (wouldn’t be Sweeney without it)."

See the full post below!

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford, returned to Broadway on March 26. The revival is directed by Thomas Kail, and features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Hugh Wheeler, from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Joining Groban as Sweeney Todd and Ashford as Mrs. Lovett are Jordan Fisher (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen) as Anthony, Gaten Matarazzo ("Stranger Things") as Tobias, Tony Award winner and Laurence Olivier Award nominee Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) as Beggar Woman, Maria Bilbao (On Your Feet!) as Johanna, Jamie Jackson (The Last Ship) as Judge Turpin, John Rapson (Les Misérables) as Beadle Bamford, Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton) as Pirelli / Standby for Sweeney Todd, and Jeanna de Waal (Diana, The Musical) as Standby for Mrs. Lovett and Beggar Woman.

For the first time since 1980, Broadway audiences will experience Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning score as it was performed in the original production-with Jonathan Tunick's original 26-player orchestration on an epic scale. Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton) helms the return of this musical thriller starring Tony and Grammy nominee Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) as Sweeney Todd, and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George, Kinky Boots) as Mrs. Lovett.

The original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd was the winner of eight 1980 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, and Best Direction for Hal Prince. Its London premiere won the 1980 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's landmark musical, from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, tells the tale of a resourceful pie shop owner and a vengeful barber out for blood. After he's sent away by a corrupt judge, Sweeney returns to London years later seeking his long-lost family, and forms an unlikely partnership with Mrs. Lovett, who serves up pies underneath his former shop. Together, they wreak havoc on Fleet Street and serve up the hottest - and most unsettling - pies in London.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy/Evan Zimmerman

 




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