Sweeney Todd 1980

Ages: 12+
Opened: July 2, 1980
Closing: November 15, 1980

Sweeney Todd - 1980 - West End History , Info & More

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Catherine Street London WC2B 5JB London

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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Former Mrs. Lovett Patti LuPone Visits Sutton Foster at SWEENEY TODD
by Blair Ingenthron - Feb 11, 2024

Former Mrs. Lovett Patti LuPone visited Sweeney Todd's current Mrs. Lovett Sutton Foster in her first weekend of performances in the Broadway production. Check out a photo here!

Photos: Aaron Tveit & Sutton Foster Take Their First Bows in SWEENEY TODD
by Bruce Glikas - Feb 10, 2024

Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster played their first performance in the Tony-nominated revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street last night, February 9, 2024, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture their first bows! Check out the photos here!

Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster Take Over in SWEENEY TODD Beginning Tonight
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 9, 2024

Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster join the cast of the Tony-nominated revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street tonight, February 9, 2024. Their limited 12-week engagement will conclude on Sunday May 5, 2024.

Video: Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster in Rehearsal For SWEENEY TODD
by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2024

Check out all new video of Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster in rehearsal for Sweeney Todd on Broadway!

Photos: Joe Locke Takes His First Bows In SWEENEY TODD On Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Jan 31, 2024

Joe Locke, the breakout star of Netflix’s hit show “Heartstopper,” is making his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-nominated revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Locke began his run as Tobias beginning Wednesday January 31, 2024. See photos from inside Joe's first curtain call!

Video: Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Depart SWEENEY TODD On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2024

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, the original stars of Sweeney Todd on Broadway, have said their goodbyes to Fleet Street. Check out footage from last Sunday's performance as Groban took his final ride on the lift for his first entrance. See the video!

SWEENEY TODD Reveals Cast Schedule Ahead of New Leads Taking Over in February
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2024

Sweeney Todd has revealed the interim schedule of cast members taking on lead roles prior to Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster taking over next month.

Video: Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Take Their Final Bows in SWEENEY TODD on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2024

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford took their final bows in Sweeney Todd on Broadway on January 14. Following their last curtain call, the stars gave a speech on stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Check out the video here!

SWEENEY TODD 2023 Broadway Cast Recording Out on CD Now; Vinyl Due March 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2023

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2023 Broadway Cast Recording) is now available as a 2-CD set.

Heartstopper's Joe Locke Will Make Broadway Debut in SWEENEY TODD
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 7, 2023

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Joe Locke, the breakout star of Netflix’s hit show “Heartstopper,” will make his Broadway debut this in the Tony Award-nominated revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Photo: Get a First Look at Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster in New Art for SWEENEY TODD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2023

Check out new photos for Sweeney Todd on Broadway starring Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster!

SWEENEY TODD 2023 Broadway Cast Recording to be Released On CD & Vinyl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2023

Get ready for the release of the 2023 Broadway cast recording of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.' This Grammy Award-nominated album will be available on CD on December 15 and on vinyl in March 2024.

Every Broadway Actor in THE GILDED AGE Season Two
by Michael Major - Nov 19, 2023

The Gilded Age has returned for season two with a fresh lineup of Broadway stars! The first season of Julian Fellowes' series featured over 60 Broadway alums, including Audra McDonald, Nathan Lane, Cynthia Nixon, and more. Check out which faces you recognize from the theatre, including new additions like Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos.

Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster Will Join Cast of SWEENEY TODD on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 31, 2023

Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Aaron Tveit will star as Sweeney Todd, and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will star as Mrs. Lovett, in the Tony-nominated revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Dayton Opera Serving A Generous Portion Of SWEENEY TODD
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2023

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Dayton Opera's production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning hit musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, November 4-5 at the historic Victoria Theatre.

Josh Groban & Annaleigh Ashford to Play Their Final Performance in SWEENEY TODD in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2023

Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford will play their final performance of the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Learn how to purchase tickets!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2023

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!

The Beautiful City Project to Present BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY: A Musical in Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 9, 2023

The Beautiful City Project presents BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY in concert, featuring an incredible cast. Proceeds go to Season of Concern, a Chicago non-profit supporting theater practitioners in need. Don't miss this contemporary rock musical at the Den Theatre in Chicago.

Filmed Stage Production of SWEENEY TODD Will Air on TCM
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2023

The 1982 filmed stage production of Sweeney Todd will be shown on TCM this month, just in time for spooky season! The production, starring Angela Lansbury and George Hearn will air on October 28 at 12pm ET. 

Listen: SWEENEY TODD 2023 Broadway Cast Recording is Now Available to Stream
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2023

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2023 Broadway Cast Recording) has been released on streaming and digital platforms. Listen to the full album here, and find out where you can stream or download it now!

Exclusive: Listen to 'Wait' From the 2023 Broadway Revival Cast Recording of SWEENEY TODD
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

An all new track has been released from the upcoming 2023 Broadway revival cast recording of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In the video here, listen to 'Wait,' performed by Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford!

Josh Groban Sets Return To SWEENEY TODD Following Bout With Covid-19
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2023

Sweeney Todd star Josh Groban will return to the Broadway production of Sondheim's musical classic this week following a brief bout with Covid-19. 

Annaleigh Ashford Out of SWEENEY TODD Due to Covid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2023

Sweeney Todd star Annaleigh Ashford has tested positive for Covid-19. 

SWEENEY TODD 2023 Broadway Cast Recording Releases Track List
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 21, 2023

Warner Music Group's ARTS MUSIC and REPRISE RECORDS have announced the track list for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2023 Broadway Cast Recording), which will be released on streaming and digital platforms on Friday, September 8.

Josh Groban Sidelined From SWEENEY TODD Due To Covid
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2023

Tony-nominated Sweeney Todd star Josh Groban has tested positive for Covid-19.

Sweeney Todd FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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
Sweeney Todd has had 32 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, West End which opened in 2012 and Broadway which opened in 2023.
Sweeney Todd has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards. Additionally, it received nominations for Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards, with nominations for Hugh Wheeler, C G Bond, and Stephen Sondheim.
Sweeney Todd has won several awards, including the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards. It has also received the Musical of the Year award at the Olivier Awards, with separate wins for Hugh Wheeler, C G Bond, and Stephen Sondheim.

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