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SWEENEY TODD to Make Detroit Premiere at the Fisher Theatre March 17 - April 5

SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, will make its Detroit premiere at the Fisher Theatre for a limited three-week engagement, March 17 - April 5, 2009. Tickets are available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office, online at or and by phone at 1- 800-982-2787.

SWEENEY TODD is based on the 19th century legend of a London barber driven to a life of crime after a malevolent judge takes his wife and child from him. Sweeney's plan for revenge includes a cutthroat partnership with Mrs. Lovett-an enterprising businesswoman-who is soon producing the tastiest meat pies in London.

This exciting and innovative new production features a multi-talented ensemble of ten talented actor/musicians. The Wall Street Journal says, "The greatest musical of the past half-century has returned in a staging of the utmost force and originality!" and Time Out New York calls Doyle's revival "the most addictively delicious dish on Broadway in years!"

Carrie Cimma (Mrs. Lovett) and Merritt David Janes (Sweeney Todd) will be joined by Duke Anderson (Anthony), Bob Bohon (The Beadle), Matt Cusack (Jonas Fogg), Patty Lohr (Beggar Woman), Chris Marchant (Tobias), David Alan Marshall (Judge Turpin), Ruthie Ann Miles (Pirelli), and Wendy Muir (Johanna). Also in the cast are Andrew Crowe (Standby for Anthony and Tobias), David Fiorello (Standby for The Beadle and Jonas Fogg), Jeffrey Funaro (Standby for Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, The Beadle and Jonas Fogg), Elizabeth Hagstedt (Standby for Mrs. Lovett and Pirelli), and Marita Stryker (Standby for Johanna, Beggar Woman and Pirelli).

Original direction and design by Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner John Doyle; recreated by Adam Hunter; SWEENEY TODD features the music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, with music supervision by David Loud. The creative team also includes Paul Miller for lighting design, based on original design by Richard Jones, and Shannon Slaton for sound design.

Doyle's production of SWEENEY TODD opened on Broadway in 2005 to universal critical acclaim where it won the Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, and was awarded a Special Citation by the New York Drama Critics Circle. It arrived on Broadway from a highly successful London engagement originally staged by the Watermill Theatre, which transferred first to the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End in July 2004 to wide critical acclaim, then to the New Ambassadors Theatre.

Performance times for SWEENEY TODD, appearing March 17 - April 5, 2009 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:

- Tuesday through Saturday performances at 8:00 p.m.

- Thursday matinee March 19 at 1:00 p.m.

- Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

- Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m. (No evening performance on March 22)

Ticket prices for the Detroit engagement of SWEENEY TODD range from $30 - $70 (inclusive of parking and facility fees) and are available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Limited premium seats are available at the box office only. Tickets are also available for purchase online at or, and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. For group sales (12 or more) please call (313) 871-1132 or visit For additional information, call (313) 872-1000 or visit

The Detroit engagement of SWEENEY TODD is presented by arrangement with the Fisher Theatre and is a subscription offering of the 2008-2009 Broadway in Detroit Season Series which is sponsored by the Metro Detroit Lincoln Dealers.

SWEENEY TODD is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC.

For more information on SWEENEY TODD, please visit the tour website,


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