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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheim’s haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-century” by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, “Sweeney Todd” has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.

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by - Jul 29, 2022
Today's top stories include a first look at the German cast of Hamilton as they perform 'The Schuyler Sisters'. Plus, go inside the first performance of Kinky Boots off-Broadway, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022
James Caverly, who recently starred as Harold Hill in Olney Theatre Center's The Music Man will be starring in Deaf Broadway's ASL performance of Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, as part of Lincoln Center's Summer for the City. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2022
At a gathering last week of local dignitaries, RUBICON THEATRE, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, shared progress and plans for a new community gathering space at the theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
The Muny's Tuesday, July 26 performance of Legally Blonde The Musical, which opened last night, will be postponed due to flooding in Forest Park and on The Muny campus caused by record-breaking rainfall overnight. See photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
Theatre for a New Audience has announced its 2022-23 season, its 43rd, held at TFANA’s home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2022
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a free virtual information session to learn more about the Fall '22 term of the Producer Development & Mentorship Program (PDMP) on Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5pm-6:30pm ET via Zoom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022
The Muny announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny Premiere of The Color Purple, August 3 – 9, 2022.   Joining the previously announced principal cast of Tracee Beazer (Shug Avery), Nasia Thomas (Nettie), Evan Tyrone Martin (Mister), Gilbert Domally (Harpo) and Nicole Michelle Haskins (Sofia) is Anastacia McCleskey (Celie).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that “No One Is Alone” – the new single from Eleri Ward’s upcoming album – is available on streaming and digital formats. Listen here!
by BWW Special Offer - Jul 21, 2022
Special Offer: You Belong at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 21, 2022
El lunes se estrenó en el Festival Grec este homenaje al Maestro de Broadway, presentado gracias a Musical Theatre International y The Sondheim State.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022
Ray of Light Theatre in San Francisco has announced casting for the upcoming production of Kinky Boots.
by HaleyJane Rose - Jul 20, 2022
The Muny is presenting Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barbler of Fleet Street through July 22! Stop by our Instagram story all day for as Jacqueline Petroccia takes the social media reigns for an exclusive look backstage. 
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 20, 2022
Two of Broadway's brightest stars and most romantic leading actors have a new act and it's going to take them far.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022
Internationally acclaimed performer Isaac Sutton has just announced his upcoming August 2022 concert tour of the show 'Israel Prize' in Israeli theaters, featuring legendary Israeli composer Nurit Hirsh who will celebrate her 80th birthday on August 13. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022
Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 19, 2022
El concierto tributo al Maestro de Broadway agotó las entradas y fue una noche muy especial.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its revival of Stephen Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, playing September 8–November 6, 2022 at The Chopin Theatre.
by BWW Prompts - Jul 18, 2022
For World Emoji Day we asked our readers to share their favorite Broadway show using only emojis!
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 18, 2022
In his debut show at 54 Below, actor Russell Harvard combines American Sign Language, musical storytelling, and a variety of musical genres to tell his own personal tale.
by James Lindhorst - Jul 18, 2022
The Muny and its casting partners The Telsey Office have assembled a killer cast who deliver Soundheim’s score with razor-sharp vocals. Ben Davis’ (Sweeney Todd) characterization and descent into madness may be the finest acting performance ever to darken The Muny Stage. The only thing more delicious than Mrs. Lovett’s pies is the wicked verbal waltz he and Carmen Cusack (Mrs. Lovett) deliver with ‘A Little Priest’ to end Act 1.  Cusack’s Lovett is baked with exceptional charm and wit as she delivers the blackest of comedy. Riley Noland’s (Johanna) operatic soprano and Jake Boyd’s (Anthony Hope) silky tenor pair pleasingly. The ensemble’s robust presence, serving as a Greek chorus to drive the narrative, is felt every time they take the stage. The chorus’ dark and brooding presence opens the production with ‘The Ballad of Sweeney Todd’ and drags you into this grim tale of murderous madness.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 17, 2022
Get a first look at the opening night of The Muny's production of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which runs July 16 - 22, 2022. Check out the photos and video here!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2022
Sweeney, Celie, Elle, and Joseph are all Muny-bound! Watch as BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chats with Kwofe Coleman (President & CEO) and Mike Isaacson (Artistic Director & Executive Producer) about this season's shows and so much more!
by Team BWW - Jul 16, 2022
Vacation season is here! Whether or not you're planning a trip this summer, you can still be transported to places near and far with the magic of music. Below, we've collected 70 of our favorite showtunes about places- from local destinations like St. Louis and Santa Fe, to international locales like Buenos Aires and Bavaria, and fanciful stops in Xanadu to Brigadoon... oh, the places you'll go!
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 15, 2022
Adrian Ries is currently living his theatre life as the musical director for the U.S. National Tour of The Band's Visit. The show runs through July 17th in the Eisenhower Theater at Kennedy Center. For those who can't see the tour in DC, it will conclude in Richmond VA playing from July 26th to the 31st.
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2022
Get a first look at the cast of The Muny's production of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which runs July 16 - 22, 2022, in rehearsals.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2022
Acclaimed Irish actor Gabriel Byrne's solo show Walking with Ghosts, joins the Edinburgh International Festival programme as a UK premiere from 24 to 28 August in this, the Festival's 75th anniversary year. From the award-winning Landmark Productions, Byrne's solo performance follows his childhood in Dublin through to his major Hollywood career in seven performances at the Kings Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022
Chelsea Table + Stage has announced its star-studded lineup of artists for August 2022. Learn more about the upcoming performances here!
by Team BWW - Aug 9, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast for the new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical, 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022
Award-winning Broadway playwright Theresa Rebeck will write the book for the Broadway-aimed Working Girl. While she's had more plays produced on Broadway than any female playwright of our time, Working Girl would mark Rebeck's Broadway debut as a book writer for a musical.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 7, 2022
Iñaki Torre y Nicholas Saunders firman este libro.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022
Routledge Press’ new book FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS by Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew, which rounds-up fifty musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater, is now being given a one night only concert with the artists who helped create these monumental musicals at 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts have announced that tickets for the 2022/23 DCPA Theatre Company productions will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10am MT.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2022
MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL: THE STORY OF THE BROADWAY SPECTACULAR is a glittering backstage pass to the Tony Award-winning musical, with contributions from cast and crew, interviews with creator Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, and a chronicle of its triumphant 2021 return to the Great White Way.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2022
Weston Theater Company presents the funniest play that will ever make you cry, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, playing August 18 – September 4 at Weston Playhouse. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present the debut performance of Black String, featuring new sounds from the ancient instruments of Korea, on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 PM. The show is being presented in partnership with The World Music Institute and Korean Cultural Center New York.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022
Manchester's acclaimed new venue, Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge, will host an array of theatre and cabaret stars in the coming weeks, showcasing everything from classic cabaret repertoire to brand new immersive theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
For one afternoon only, a cast of Broadway performers led by acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls, Company) will gather for an arts education celebration called Our Stories, Our Songs on September 18, 2022 at 3:00pm at Ramscale Studio (463 West St, New York, NY).
by Grace Cutler - Aug 15, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
Hot Tix is bringing back its special, limited-time only promotion offering $20 tickets to fall productions in advance. These special, limited-time $20 prices will only be available Monday, August 15 – Sunday, September 4, or while supplies last.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022
Erika Henningsen will lead the world premiere of new musical Joy the Musical at George Street Playhouse, directed by Casey Hushion (Broadway: Aladdin, The Prom), with choreography by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse. 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022
Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) returns to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen open now thru Aug 28 at Southampton Cultural Center. See photos from the production.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022
The Savannah VOICE Festival will close out its tenth season with a reception and special concert gala featuring 2022 Milnes VOICE Awardee, Frederica “Flicka” von Stade, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the historic Green Meldrim House, 14 W Macon St.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022
The cast features Gerianne Pérez as Catherine of Aragon, Zan Berube as Anne Boleyn, Amina Faye as Jane Seymour, Terica Marie as Anna of Cleves, Aline Mayagoitia as Katherine Howard, and Sydney Parra as Catherine Parr. The cast also includes Aryn Bohannon, Jana Larell Glover, Taylor Pearlstein and Cecilia Snow. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022
Just in time for Halloween, the Chopin Theatre basement will be transformed into 19th century London, daring audiences to attend this haunting, harrowing tale playing September 8 – November 6, 2022.
by Team BWW - Aug 11, 2022
Enjoy an evening of great American operatic works by composers including Carlisle Floyd, Ricky Ian Gordon, Douglas Moore, Tobias Picker, Robert Ward, and Iain Bell. The concert will feature performances by extraordinary artists from the New York City Opera, including Tatev Baroyan, Lisa Chavez, Mark Delavan, Kristin Sampson, and Victor Starsky.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022
Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown), Arbender J. Robinson (Shuffle Along), and Amy Jo Jackson (Kinky Boots) have been added to FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS: IN CONCERT at 54 Below on September 11th, 2022 at 9:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022
Beck Center for the Arts has announced the hilarious production that will take you on a journey of celebrity idolization, Buyer & Cellar. This comedy was written by Jonathan Tolins and premiered in New York City in 2013. This production takes place September 9- October 9, 2022 in the Studio Theater in Lakewood.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announced the cast for Pippin, the 2nd and final production in the company’s Summer 2022 season. Running from August 5-13, 2022 at the Robinson Theatre.

Sweeney Todd Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Sweeney Todd have their been?
Sweeney Todd has had 31 productions including Broadway which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1982, Regional (UK) which opened in 1982, Regional (US) which opened in 1984, Off-Broadway which opened in 1984, Regional (US) which opened in 1984, London Fringe which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1992, Regional (UK) which opened in 1993, Regional (US) which opened in 1996, Regional (UK) which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 1999, London Fringe which opened in 2000, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, London Fringe which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, UK Tour which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2007 and West End which opened in 2012.

What Tony Awards has Sweeney Todd been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Hugh Wheeler, Best Costume Design for Franne Lee, Best Direction of a Musical for Harold Prince, Best Lighting Design for Ken BillingtonBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Stephen Sondheim and Best Scenic Design for Eugene Lee .

What Tony Awards has Sweeney Todd won?
Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Hugh Wheeler, Best Costume Design for Franne Lee, Best Direction of a Musical for Harold Prince Best Lighting Design for Ken Billington and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Stephen Sondheim Best Scenic Design for Eugene Lee .

What other awards has Sweeney Todd been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), .

What other awards has Sweeney Todd won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), .

What productions of Sweeney Todd have their been?
Sweeney Todd has had 31 productions including Broadway which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1982, Regional (UK) which opened in 1982, Regional (US) which opened in 1984, Off-Broadway which opened in 1984, Regional (US) which opened in 1984, London Fringe which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1992, Regional (UK) which opened in 1993, Regional (US) which opened in 1996, Regional (UK) which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 1999, London Fringe which opened in 2000, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, London Fringe which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, UK Tour which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2007 and West End which opened in 2012.

What awards has Sweeney Todd been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), .

What awards has Sweeney Todd won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), .

What is the order of songs in Sweeney Todd and what's the order?
Prelude
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]
Green Finch and Linnet Bird
Ah, Miss!
Johanna I
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir
The Contest
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [iv]
Wait
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd [v]
Kiss Me!
Ladies in Their Sensitivities
Pretty Women
Epiphany
A Little Priest
God, That's Good!
Johanna III
By the Sea
Wigmaker 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]
Johanna II
The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd
No Place Like London
The Worst Pies In London
Poor Thing
My Friends
Green Finch And Linnet Bird
Ah, Miss
Johanna
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir/The Contest
Wait
Kiss Me
Ladies In Their Sensitivites
Pretty Women
Epiphany
A Little Priest
God, That's Good!
By The Sea
Not While I'm Around
Parlor Songs
City On Fire
Searching
Final Sequence

What productions of Sweeney Todd have there been?
Sweeney Todd has had 31 productions including Broadway which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1982, Regional (UK) which opened in 1982, Regional (US) which opened in 1984, Off-Broadway which opened in 1984, Regional (US) which opened in 1984, London Fringe which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Off-Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1992, Regional (UK) which opened in 1993, Regional (US) which opened in 1996, Regional (UK) which opened in 1996, Regional (US) which opened in 1999, London Fringe which opened in 2000, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, London Fringe which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2004, Broadway which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2005, UK Tour which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2007 and West End which opened in 2012.