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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd




A Sondheim musical based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond.


Story:

When the unjustly imprisoned Sweeney Todd returns to London, he vows revenge upon those who framed him. Joining forces with Mrs. Lovett he kills and she bakes his customers into her meat pies.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim

Librettist

Librettist
Hugh Wheeler



  • Premiere
  • 1989
  • 2005
  • 1982 Film
  • 2007 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Uris Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 1, 1979
Total Performances
557
Original Cast
Victor Garber, Len Cariou, Merle Louise, Angela Lansbury, Edmund Lyndeck, Jack Eric Williams, Sarah Rice, Ken Jennings, Joaquin Romaguera, Robert Ousley
Director
Harold Prince
Choreographer
Larry Fuller
Producer
Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Eugene Lee
Costume Design
Franne Lee
Lighting Design
Ken Billington
Sound Design
Jack Mann

1989 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Circle in the Square
Opening Night
Sep 14, 1989
Total Performances
188
Original Cast
Beth Fowler, Bob Gunton, David Barron, SuEllen Estey, Tony Gilbert, Ted Keegan, Gretchen Kingsley, Eddie Korbich, David E. Mallard, Michael McCarty, Bill Nabel, Mary Phillips, Sylvia Rhyne, Jim Walton
Director
Susan H. Schulman
Choreographer
Michael Lichtefeld
Producer
Circle in the Square
Musical Director
David Krane
Scenic Design
James Morgan
Costume Design
Beba Shamash
Lighting Design
Mary Jo Dondlinger

2005 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 3, 2005
Total Performances
349
Original Cast
Michael Cerveris, Patti LuPone, John Arbo, Donna Lynne Champlin, Diana DiMarzio, Manoel Felciano, Alexander Gemignani, Mark Jacoby, Benjamin Magnuson, Lauren Molina
Director
John Doyle
Producer
Thomas Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Adam Kenwright and Tulchin/Bartner/Bagert
Orchestrations
Sarah Travis
Scenic Design
John Doyle
Costume Design
John Doyle
Lighting Design
Richard G. Jones
Sound Design
Dan Moses Schreier

1982 Film Version

Movie Name
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Terry Hughes
Starring
Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal

2007 Film Version

Movie Name
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Tim Burton
Screenplay
John Logan
Starring
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
Original London Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Live Version DVD

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray
Sweeney Todd in Concert


Other

Merchandise




1979 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - Len Cariou
Best Actress in a Musical - Angela Lansbury
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Lighting Design

1979 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Len Cariou
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Angela Lansbury
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Ken Jennings
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Merle Louise
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Set Design

1979 Theatre World Award Nominations

Ken Jennings
Sarah Rice

2990 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Bob Gunton
Best Actress in a Musical - Beth Fowler
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Revival

1989 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Bob Gunton
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Beth Fowler
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Revival

2006 Tony Award Nominations

Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Michael Cerveris
Best Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Manoel Felciano

2006 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Michael Cerveris
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Patti LuPone
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Alexander Gemignani
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design

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