Atlantis 2019 Season To Include SWEENEY TODD, ANGELS IN AMERICA And More
Atlantis Entertainment announced today that Stephen Sondheim's classic musical will round out their 2019 season also set to include the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Angels In America, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is the infamous tale of love, revenge, and accidental cannibalism. Set in nineteenth century London, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to his hometown to seek vengeance against the lecherous Judge Turpin and his Beadle, both of whom framed Sweeney and ravaged his young wife.
This journey leads him into the intriguing grips of Mrs. Nellie Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. The story quickly shifts once Sweeney's thirst for blood becomes contagiously uncontrollable, leading to a "unique ingredient" for Mrs. Lovett's pies that has the unsuspecting customers of London lining up out the door.
A quarter-century after stunning the theater world, one of the greatest theatrical journeys of our time returns to Broadway in an acclaimed new production from the National Theatre. As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be, at turns, hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did when it first premiered. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980's, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope.
BEAUTIFUL is the inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Before she was hit-maker Carole King, she was Carole Klein, a spunky young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From Carole's chart-topping hits written for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with "Tapestry," BEAUTIFUL takes you back to where it all began-and takes you along for the ride of a lifetime.
For more information on Atlantis and the 2019 season visit http://atlantistheatrical.com/