VIDEO: Andrew Fernando, Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante Talk SWEENEY TODD
After its premiere at The Theatre at Solaire in Manila, Philippines, Atlantis Theatrical's production of Sweeney Todd will move to The Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore in November and December 2019.
Manila, Philippines - To cap Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's 20th anniversary season, Atlantis Twenty and ABS-CBN present Tony winner Lea Salonga (Mrs. Lovett) and Jett Pangan (Sweeney Todd) in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. They are joined by baritone Andrew Fernando (Judge Turpin) and musical theater actress Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante (Johanna).
The cast met the press last 2 October at the lobby of The Theatre at Solaire, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out our on-cam interview with Fernando and Bradshaw-Volante!
Directed by Bobby Garcia with set design by Tony winner David Gallo, Sweeney Todd also has in the cast Ima Castro (The Beggar Woman), Gerald Santos (Anthony Hope), Nyoy Volante (Adolfo Pirelli), Luigi Quesada (Tobias), Arman Ferrer (Beadle), and Dean Rosen (Jonas Fogg).
The company also features Steven Conde, Sarah Facuri, Christine Flores, Jep Go, Kevin Guiman, and Emeline Celis Guinid.
The creative team includes Gerard Salonga, along with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, as musical director and conductor; Rajo Laurel, costume designer; Cecile Martinez, choreographer; Aaron Porter, lighting designer; Leslie Espinosa, hair and makeup designer; ManMan Angsico, vocal director; Jamie Wilson, technical director, and Justin Stasiw, sound designer.
"An unjustly exiled barber, Sweeney Todd returns to 19th-century London seeking vengeance. His revenge leads him to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop. Sweeney Todd opens a new barber practice and Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts. People of London start lining up for her pies...and the carnage has only just begun!" its synopsis says.
Marking its 40th anniversary, the original 1979 Broadway production of Sweeney Todd, which was based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond, won eight Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Hugh Wheeler), Best Original Score (Stephen Sondheim), Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Len Cariou), Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Angela Lansbury), Best Direction of a Musical (Hal Prince), Best Scenic Design (Eugene Lee), and Best Costume Design (Franne Lee).
The production moves to Singapore from 28 November-8 December 2019.
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