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Sweeney Todd Critics’ Reviews

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's classic musical returns to Broadway.

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Show Overview

About Sweeney Todd

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s landmark musical tells the tale of a resourceful pie shop owner and a vengeful barber out for blood. After he’s sent away by a corrupt judge, Sweeney returns to London years later seeking his long-lost family, and forms an unlikely partnership with Mrs. Lovett, who serves up pies underneath his former shop. Together, they wreak havoc on Fleet Street and serve up the hottest – and most unsettling – pies in London.

Tony Award® winner Aaron Tveit stars in the title role with Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Mrs. Lovett through May 5 only. Directed by Tony Award winner Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett (Once, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has been hailed as a New York Times Critic’s Pick, “a triumphant, must-see production” (Chicago Tribune), and “a riveting revival with big laughs, serious scares, and a thunderous 26-piece orchestra” (Entertainment Weekly).

Reviews

Critics’ Reviews (3)
A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"In that closing moment—like much of the show, thrilling and arch all at once—an exquisite production outdid itself."

The Daily Beast

Tim Teeman

"A prodigious theatrical event that aims for greatness and achieves it, this revival of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler masterpiece is not to be missed."

Deadline

Greg Evans

"The superb score, which melds period genres (operetta, music hall) with modern influences (notably that of Hitchcock composer Bernard Hermann), is the main attraction, and it comes through gorgeously. Powerfully sung and played in Jonathan Tunick’s original orchestrations. Sondheim’s Grand Guignol masterwork sounds as grand here as it deserves to. Dig in."

Time Out

Adam Feldman

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