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Sweeney Todd - 1979 - Broadway

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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Uris Theatre

(New York, NY)
222 W. 51st St.
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by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - Jun 28, 2021
After learning about this and thinking of as many movie MacGuffins as I possibly could, I realized that MacGuffins also play an important role in many of our favorite musicals. So, without further ado, Musical MacGuffins.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2021
Barrington Stage Company has announced extensions for the first four productions of the theatre's 2021 season: Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin, Chester Bailey, Eleanor and Boca.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 25, 2021
Last summer, when live entertainment everywhere came to a screeching halt, two of the world's most beloved drag queens were looking ahead... to the holidays.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, will now be opening at the larger Garrick Theatre for an extended limited season, previewing from 17 September, with an opening night on Thursday 23 September and now running until 17 October 2021.
by Student Blogger: Abigail Connolly - Jun 25, 2021
I’m not going to lie, when I first heard of the album concept, a tiny part of me wanted to say, “Don’t touch Sondheim’s work!” Which I guess is a reasonable reaction - but after listening to only one of her cover videos on Instagram, I realized how smart this idea truly is.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler announced the selection of the artists for the Resident Artist Program for the 2021-2022 season. They include Soprano Danielle Beckvermit, Mezzo-Soprano Aubrey Odle, Tenor Wayd Odle, Bass-Baritones Keith Klein and Peter Morgan. High-res photos and more can be found here.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Multi-GRAMMY® Award winner Jennifer Nettles is offering a renewed sense of hope by leading the charge to usher in the return of Broadway with her new genre-defying album, Always Like New from Concord Records, which is out today.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2021
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, directed by Emma Rosa Went, is the first production of the inaugural season of the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival. The theme of this season is “Shakespeare and Sondheim.” There will be
by Student Blogger: Adam Beam - Jun 24, 2021
The disappointment of our favorite songs being cut in the adaptations of our favorite shows is sometimes palpable. However, as 'In the Heights' shows, there's a way to make these cuts work. So here are some prime examples of the dos and don'ts when wondering what winds up on the cutting room floor.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2021
The Hangar's opening performance of Once by Enda Walsh with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová will begin July 2th at 7:30 pm, continuing the Hangar's 2021 Outdoor Mainstage season! A preview performance will precede the opening on July 1 at 7:30 pm; matinee and evening performances will run through Saturday, July 17. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2021
Opera Australia in association with The Really Useful Group, will present Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, have announced the full cast for its highly anticipated Australian production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has announced additional full capacity live music performances to take place this summer at the Filene Center. These performances are in addition to the previously announced celebrations surrounding Wolf Trap's 50th Anniversary Season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre announces streaming dates for its first live, in-person production of 2021, New Faces Sing Broadway 1979, with host multi-award winner Alexis J Roston* and a slate of up and coming talents celebrating the 1979 Broadway season, directed by Brianna Borger* and music directed by Linda Madonia*.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2021
The world stage premiere of The Magician's Elephant will run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Thursday 14 October 2021 to Saturday 1 January 2022 with press night on Tuesday 26 October 2021. Learn more about the production here!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that beloved Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley has passed away. He was 88 years old.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2021
Show business tour de force and seven-time TONY Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy's long standing weekly program, aptly titled, Jamie deRoy & friends, announces the theme for this week's program, TONY Award Winners (Part 1).
by DC Felton - Jul 7, 2021
On June 27th, 2019, Des Moines Metro Opera announced its 2020 season to the public but what captured my attention was a barber's chair dimly lit by a window above it. There is only one show that this could have been, Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD. I had seen the recording of the original production, two filmed concerts, and the movie, but I was going to be able to see it live for the first time. I was extremely excited but then came COVID, which forced the opera to postpone its season. I was heartbroken—but then it was postponed to 2021 and used it as their season opener.
by Team BWW - Jul 4, 2021
There is no better time than summer to relax by the pool and curl up with a great book, and you're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 30 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's summer reading!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021
The all-Asian American cast includes Cindy Cheung (13 Reasons Why), Karl Josef Co (Pacific Overtures), Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera), Diane Phelan (School of Rock), and Thom Sesma (Sweeney Todd). Steven Cuevas (Once On This Island) serves as music director.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021
Barrington Stage Company has announced that Obie Award winner Anthony Rapp (Rent, If/Then) will take on the title role in a staged reading of Andy Warhol in Iran on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm on the Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 28, 2021
Performers from Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Six are coming together to take part in a fundraising concert for Help Musicians UK at the Union Theatre in Southwark.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 26, 2021
Before the end of the first song, there was thunderous applause at the return of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED to 54 Below after having been absent, in fact, all of last year. For those of you, like me, who have never been to a SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED show, it is the creation of impresario Phil Geoffrey Bond. It is a simple concept. It is a monthly event at which he gathers a group of guest stars who sing songs by Stephen Sondheim, accompanied only by a piano. The entire evening is hosted and curated by Mr. Bond who also provides tidbits of history and trivia about the songs we are hearing. The series is in its eleventh season. Tonight’s show was number 93.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
MTI's London office oversees the UK and European markets on behalf of its global organisation, typically licensing over 5,000 productions a year across its catalogue of more than 400 titles, to schools, amateur societies, and professionals, reaching audiences of more than 6 million annually.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2021
Get a peek at the smash CollaborAzian's production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder premiered this month on Broadway On Demand to wide success. Get a sneak peek at the virtual performance.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2021
In La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas, Shelley Cooper portrays Callas near the end of her life, granting an interview to an unseen broadcast journalist. Callas attempts to keep the talk focused on her art, her work and her career, while the interviewer tries to deflect the discussion onto her scandalous personal life, specifically her complicated relationship with Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Learn more about the production, how to attend, and check out the all new video here!
by DC Felton - Jul 22, 2021
Every once in a while, a show comes along that takes you completely by surprise. For me, this recently happened with Des Moines Metro Opera's one-night-only performance of FELLOW TRAVELERS at Hoyt Sherman Place.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 22, 2021
CollaborAzian's production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder premiered last week on Broadway On Demand to wide success. The all-Asian American production of the Tony Award winning musical set to benefit the work of Stop AAPI Hate and has raised over $25,000 to date. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 21, 2021
MSD Productions, who previously brought you the smash hit Virtual Spring Awakening, bring you a brand new virtual musical experience! URINETOWN THE MUSICAL will stream for free August 1, 2021!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 2, 2021
Tony Award Winner and Disney Legend Lea Salonga will make a special appearance as the host of CollaborAzian's production of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on July 15th, 2021. The abridged version of Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak's musical is directed by Sesame Street's Alan Muraoka and features an all-Asian American cast and production team. Check out a just-released trailer!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls is a hilarious parody of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. The plot of 'dentity Crisis revolves around the daughter of a family who is having a nervous breakdown — her problem is that she can't keep straight the identities of everyone else because they all keep changing who they are.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Barrington Stage Company has announced complete casting for the World Premiere productions of Boca by Jessica Provenz (July 30-August 29 at the BSC Production Center, 34 Laurel Street) and Sister Sorry by Alec Wilkinson (August 13-29 at the Boyd-Quinson Stage, 30 Union Street).
by Lindsey Rusling - Jul 18, 2021
Audiences in Wellington were holding their breath to see if, much-anticipated, WITCH Music Theatre's version of Sondheim's musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 17, 2021
While the world is slowly starting to open up, travel remains... complicated. While you may not be able to plan the vacation of your dreams quite yet, you can still be transported to places near and far with the magic of music.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2021
Ms. Luther, who appeared in Evita at Theatre By The Sea in 2008, returns with a brand new solo concert. Ms. Robbins & Ms. Swindal, (who appeared in Theatre By The Sea productions of Mary Poppins and Spamalot), will be presenting their latest show We Just Move On! - The Songs of Kander and Ebb.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2021
Tickets go on priority sale at 8.00am on 19 July 2021 for both ATG TheatreCard Members and Underbelly Full Fat Members and at 12.00noon for those who have signed up for priority booking. Learn more about how to purchase tickets here!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021
The opening performance of Sweeney Todd by Hugh Wheeler with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim will begin Friday, July 23 at 7:30 PM. A preview performance will precede the opening on July 22 at 7:30 PM; matinee and evening performances will run through Saturday, August 7. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 14, 2021
StoryBook Theatre will launch their 45th Season with a new outdoor concert series, Singers @ Sunset, a 6-part weekly presentation that features some of Calgary's brightest rising and shining stars, from August 1 to September 5, 2021. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
The production runs July 28 - August 22. Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2021
The video is just the latest eye-popping visual accompanying the band’s singles, following a soul-stirring single + animated video for “Filling Space” and a haunting cover of Vic Chesnutt’s “Aunt Avis,” premiered via Glide Magazine.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 13, 2021
For those of you who haven’t seen The Skivvies yet, they are Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages, Marry Me a Little) and Nick Cearley (1st National All Shook Up, Sex Tips for Women From a Gay Man.) They are known for their wonderful arrangements of pop songs, show tunes, parodies, and mash-ups. The hook of the group is they do it all only in their fanciest underwear. They play a battery of instruments between them. Big voices and crazy harmonies….but no pants.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Vasthy Mompoint (The Prom Movie , Spongebob Squarepants, Bold and The Beautiful) will make her Feinstein's/54 Below debut in Bits, Gummies, Folk, and Love (or How I Survived the Last Year of My Life) on Sunday, August 8th at 9:45pm. Join this two-time Legacy Robe winner for a night of folk music, bits, shots, and storytelling.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 12, 2021
This week (July 12-18) in live streaming: it's Encores! week at Stars in the House, Next on Stage: Dance Edition Season 2 kicks off, the Jimmy Awards are back, and so much more!
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 12, 2021
If you are looking for some fantastic vocals, aristocratic hijinks, and want to support a good cause then look no further than CollaborAzian’s upcoming abridged A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on July 15th.  Directed by Alan Muraoka, and features an all-Asian American cast and production team, can be viewed through Broadway on-demand, and all proceeds will benefit the Stop AAPI Hate initiative. 
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 10, 2021
Watch below as he chats with Karl Josef Co, Diane Phelan, and Cindy Cheung- three of the cast members and creators of CollaborAzian's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which will stream on July 15th (7pm ET) benefitting StopAAPIHate.org. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 1, 2021
Tony Award Winner and Disney Legend Lea Salonga will make a special appearance as the host of CollaborAzian’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on July 15th, 2021. The abridged version of Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak's musical is directed by Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka and features an all-Asian American cast and production team.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2021
Writer Reuben Johnson's new re-imagining of this classic tale will take place outdoors in the beautiful gardens of the Actor's Church and features spoken word, original songs and is led by a cast of actor-musicians. Arthur/Merlin will run from 4 August – 22 August.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Seasoned Broadway performer Justin Lee Miller will join Interlochen Center for the Arts this fall as the inaugural Program Director of Musical Theatre. Young artists from around the globe train in musical theatre at Interlochen and develop their confidence as performers in fully staged musicals and plays.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Broadway On Demand will stream CollaborAzian’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder beginning on July 15th-July 22, 2021. Tony Award Winner and Disney Legend Lea Salonga will make a special appearance as the host of this abridged version of Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak's Tony Award winning musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will bring his new solo show Happy Days Are Here Again, directed by and co-written with Michael Schiralli, to the Crown & Anchor’s P-Town lineup for a summer-long run this season from July 6 - August 31.