Sweeney Todd

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 BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Halloween has arrived! On this spookiest of days, we are shining a spotlight on some of the creepiest characters of musical theatre past. From chilling to thrilling, outright maniacal to downright diabolical, check out who made out list below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
ScoBar Entertainment has announced that PIANO BAR LIVE!has been extended through November, at Brandy's Piano Bar on the Upper East Side, beginning Monday, November 4 from 7-8:30pm. Joining Piano Bar Maestro, MICHAEL McASSEY at the keys, will be a veritable Who's Who of Cabaret and Broadway! PIANO BAR LIVE! is an interactive, live-streaming Piano Bar experience. THERE IS NO COVER CHARGE for PIANO BAR LIVE! but there is a two drink minimum.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm) in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the FREE event is currently sold out.
by Jade Kops - Oct 31, 2019
HIGH STANDARDS: THE WORLD'S GREATEST SONGBOOK REIMAGINED brings together Australian singers from musical theatre, pop and jazz disciplines for a one night only concert in aide of The Actors Benevolent Fund NSW.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?' the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?' will present a special one-night-only event Grand Hotel: A 30th Anniversary Celebration In Concert to benefit The Actors Fund on Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. The 1989 Tony Award winning Broadway musical has songs by Robert Wright & George Forrest, book by Luther Davis, and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. The concerts a?' written and directed by Tony nominee Walter Willison, and dedicated to the memory of original Grand Hotel star Liliane Montevecchi a?' will take at The Green Fig, adjacent to The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Wright State University Theatre continues its 54th season in the Festival Playhouse with the award-winning musical fantasy, Into the Woods, running from November 22nd - December 8th. The New York Times proclaimed: 'It will take you somewhere wonderful.' This Broadway musical inspired by Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault's well-known fairy tales is sure to captivate audiences - bringing to the stage the beloved, fairy tales you all know and love, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests.
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2019
'Reputation', a new musical by Alick Glass, set in the 1930s and celebrating the glorious sounds and musical rhythms of that era, will get its world premiere at The Other Palace Studio from Tuesday 5 - Thursday 14 November. Get a first listen to Jeremy Secomb singing 'Don't Mess With Freddy'!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will star in the New York premiere of He Plays The Violin at Feinstein's/54 Below on Nov. 25 at 9:30 PM. The show is being developed by New Works Provincetown at The Art House this fall and includes a brand new song written for Mr. Bagnell by Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens & War Paint). Through stories and song, the evening celebrates all things music, from classical to standards and from pop to Broadway, and of course with a good dose of fiddle thrown in. This piece shows a different side of Edmund Bagnell in this personal and uplifting journey through music, and is written by and starring Edmund Bagnell, conceived by Mark Cortale, music directed by Matt Aument and directed by Michael Schiralli.
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Oct 30, 2019
by Maren Swenson - Oct 29, 2019
tah Repertory Theater and the new Noorda Theatre on the Utah Valley University Campus have teamed together this Halloween season to bring the cautionary tale of Sweeney Todd, Sondheim's reminder of what happens when a person's heart is guided completely by revenge. When the show was first announced, there was great excitement that Utah's own Will Swenson was going to take on the lead roll, however due to a schedule conflict, last month it was announced that he would be replaced by Broadway Alumni Jeff McCarthy. While I was initially disappointed, I did get the chance to see McCarthy as Officer Lockstock in Urinetown on Broadway, so I was intrigued to see what he could bring to the role of Sweeney.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG), which recently concluded its 20th Anniversary season of shows with its critically acclaimed hit production of SWEENEY TODD, is thrilled to announce that one of the country's finest musical theatre performers Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo will take on the lead role of Dina in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical THE BAND'S VISIT, which opens Atlantis' 2020 Season in March.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for its festive new version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Snow Queen written by Ciaran McConville, who returns to the theatre following last year's successful adaptation of Hansel & Gretel. McConville directs a cast of local young actors from Rose Youth Theatre led by a team of professional actors including Helena Blackman (The Snow Queen), Roger May (Dad/Father Christmas), Davina Moon (Freya), Parisa Shahmir (Gerda) and Jack Wolfe (Kai). The production opens on 13 December 2019, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 5 January 2020.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 27, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presented Broadway Fright Night, part of its Broadway Spotlight Series, on Saturday, October 26.
by Brian Michaels - Oct 27, 2019
Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with INTO THE WOODS - the thrilling masterpiece about wishes, what can happen when they come true, and what happens after they come true. This all-new production is on stage November 8 to 24 and features the countless unforgettable songs from the Tony Award-winning score including a?oeAgony,a?? a?oeIt Takes Two,a?? a?oeNo One Is Alone,a?? a?oeChildren Will Listen,a?? and many more. With a book by multiple Tony Award-winner James Lapine (Falsettos, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George) and music and lyrics by multiple Tony Award-winner and musical theatre titan Stephen Sondheim (Company, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, to name a few), this is one adventure you won't want to miss!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Classic Stage Company today announces the events comprising its 2019-20 season of Classic Conversations, evenings of conversation and performance featuring CSC's Tony Award-winning Artistic Director, John Doyle, with some of today's foremost musical-theater artists.
by BWW Special - Oct 25, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Once On This Island, The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Back by popular demand, the runaway international hit is coming back to the states! Known across the globe as a?oethe ultimate-feel good show,a?? THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It's a party.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Flat Rock Playhouse welcomes Fall and all its seasonal delights with The Turn of the Screw, an adaptation of the classic 1898 horror novella by Henry James.
by Blair Howell - Nov 9, 2019
Popular musical theater actor Ellora Lattin makes her concert debut Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Lattin's performance, 'Ellora Lattin in Concert,' is part of the Covey Center's Excellence in the Community series.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?" has announced that John Schneider has been added to the cast of the one-night-only event Grand Hotel: A 30th Anniversary Celebration In Concert to benefit The Actors Fund on Monday, November 11 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 7, 2019
Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter will premiere at New York City Center Stage II.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Full casting and creative team is today announced for 'Reputation', a new musical by Alick Glass, set in the 1930s and celebrating the glorious sounds and musical rhythms of that era, which will get its world premiere at The Other Palace Studio from Tuesday 5 - Thursday 14 November.
by Cary Ginell - Nov 6, 2019
An interview with Josey Montana McCoy (Huck Finn) and David Aron Damane (Jim), stars of Rubicon Theatre Company's current production of 'Big River.' The immersive, atmospheric production has been critically acclaimed by press and audiences alike and has been extended for an additional week, until November 17.
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Nov 6, 2019
Immaginate per un attimo di prendere la metropolitana e ritrovarvi a Times Square: immaginate di comprare un biglietto per lo spettacolo della sera al botteghino della celebre piazza, di entrare in uno dei tanti teatri di Broadway e di assistere ad una rappresentazione di uno dei più famosi musical di Stephen Sondheim: SWEENEY TODD Il diabolico barbiere di Fleet Street. Solo che non siete a New York, siete a Roma al Teatro Olimpico: anche se il musical è tradotto in italiano, la qualità dello spettacolo andato in scena nel teatro romano non ha nulla da invidiare ad una equivalente produzione americana, o quasi.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019
Today's top stories: Jagged Little Pill announces lottery and rush policies, and more!
by Alan Portner - Nov 6, 2019
Need an evening that stretches your G-rated mind with a fun, supremely entertaining, ninety minute rib-tickling exercise? How about an evening free from national politics? Oddly, it is available in a show about the nation's founders and others. You will enjoy Spamilton, an American Parody literally on the stage at Starlight Theatre's reformatted Cohen Stage through Sunday November 17.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
John Schneider has been added to the cast of the one-night-only event Grand Hotel: A 30th Anniversary Celebration In Concert to benefit The Actors Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The Skivvies will be performing their holiday show I TOUCH MY ELF at Joe's Pub 12/3 at 9:30. Tickets at joespub.com. Special guests for the show are two time Tony Award Winner Michael Cerveris and Kimberley Kaye, Tom Berklund, Marti Gould Cummings, Jonah Platt, Natalie Joy Johnson, David Perlman, Natalie Weiss, Kevin Zak, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Juson Williams and The Inspirational Chorus.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
After a remarkable inaugural season of its Second Century, which welcomed more than 350,000 theatregoers, The Muny announced today its blockbuster seven show lineup for its 102nd Season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2019
The UK premiere of Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet has taken up a winter residency at the newly opened Boulevard Theatre. BroadwayWorld UK reporter Jamie Body went along to chat to the cast and some of the creatives behind this chilling show - watch the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The Everyman & Playhouse has announced casting for this year's Playhouse Christmas production of Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Seacoast Repertory Theater takes a provocative yet entertaining look at American culture in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, a musical revue based on the lives of U.S. history's notorious presidential assailants.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019
You oughtta know that Jagged Little Pill is officially in preview son Broadway!  The new musical is inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family - but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
by Shari Barrett - Nov 2, 2019
RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL originally opened Off-Broadway in 1992, created as an over-the-top dark comedy spoof of the films The Bad Seed and All About Eve, and well-known Broadway musicals Gypsy and Annie. Similar to the dark comedy in musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd where characters are murdered and then eaten, RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL centers on 8-year old Tina Denmark, who knows she was born to play the lead in her school's third grade show and will do anything to win the part. And I do mean anything. Now onstage at Theatre Palisades, directed by Alta Abbott who first fell in love with the show during its 1993 West Coast premiere at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, I can only say that the over-the-top production sometimes seemed so dark that the comedy became invisible.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 11, 2019
It was their turn. The talented and charming employees of Feinstein's/54 Below had their moment in the spotlight during their Hallowe'en themed staff show. And the SRO crowd had the time of their lives.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
En 1973, Alain Boubil fue invitado a la premier en Broadway de Jesucristo Superstar y su vida cambió. Ya era fan del teatro musical, y aquí vio un trabajo que combinaba las convenciones de la grand opera, un tema histórico, y el vocabulario de la música pop contemporánea. Decidió en ese instante que quería escribir algo en esa forma, y esa misma noche, se dio cuenta que la Revolución Francesa sería un tema perfecto. En colaboración con varios amigos (incluyendo a Claude_Miche Schönberg), la ópera pop La Revolution Française fue escrita, grabada y se convirtió en todo un álbum de éxito en Francia, y poco después se llevó a los escenarios del Palais des Sports durante una temporada entera.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to the Fox Cities at Fox Cities P.A.C. next month. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) has announced nominations for the 7th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Winners will be honored at the black-tie gala on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. Today's announcement was made by MUAHS President Julie Socash.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Drama League announced today the 2020 line-up of DirectorFest: The 36th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 36th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new musical, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner and 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's Mrs. Fletcher).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Michael Cerveris and his bandmate Kimberly Kaye are bringing their band Loose Cattle up from New Orleans and herding their off kilter americana murmurations into Joe's Pub for the first time in four years on Wednesday December 4th at 9:30pm.
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 11, 2019
Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter will premiere at New York City Center Stage II.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2019
Broadway by the Bay continues their 2019 season with INTO THE WOODS - the thrilling masterpiece about wishes, what can happen when they come true, and what happens after they come true. This all-new production is on stage November 8 to 24 and features the countless unforgettable songs from the Tony Award-winning score including “Agony,” “It Takes Two,” “No One Is Alone,” “Children Will Listen,” and many more. With a book by multiple Tony Award-winner James Lapine (Falsettos, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George) and music and lyrics by multiple Tony Award-winner and musical theatre titan Stephen Sondheim (Company, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, to name a few), this is one adventure you won't want to miss!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
CURTAINS will premiere in London at Wyndham's Theatre, playing 38 performances from 13 December 2019 until 11 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Ragtime will make its Australian premiere at Arts Centre Melbourne 2 - 10 November 2019.
by Review Roundups - Nov 1, 2019
Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet recently opened in London at the Boulevard Theatre!