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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Broadway)

Members say: Great singing, Absorbing, Intense, Entertaining, Great acting
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This version of the classic Stephen Sondhein musical, starred Patti Lupone and Michael Cerveris, in a Broadway production that was originally staged in London in 2004.

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Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences.

 

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83
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want great singing and acting in an intimate setting. It was really fantastic.

Don't see it if If you want an elaborate production.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a production of Sweeney Todd that will blow you away. I don't know if I'll ever see a better production of this show.

Don't see it if you don't like great musicals that get a little bloody.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy an entire play sung. Small intimate experience with some interaction with actors. Play is intense and actors devoted to it.

Don't see it if You want grand staging and elaborate scenery. The singing is the main star and the actors sang beautifully. An intimate theatrical event

95
Absorbing, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if C'mon, it's Sweeney Todd, with Patti and Cerveris

Don't see it if Looking for Lansbury and Hearn

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Profound, Entertaining

See it if If you like the legend Patti Lu Pone on stage. She is magnificent. Casting, staging, direction all excellent. Songs and acting very entertai

Don't see it if if you are not into the story or if a baroque musical is not for you.

86
Edgy, Intense, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to be immersed in the atmosphere of the musical in a new way. The experience is all encompassing and intense. Also, the pie is yum!

Don't see it if You're easily scared. My teen daughter kept clutching my arm. The closeness of the actors intensified her fear.

92
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Even if you're not a Sondheim fanatic - the ever elegant Norm Lewis glowers and rages in fine fettle - the cast is superb.

Don't see it if I am a Sondheim fanatic - I can't picture that there might be people who wouldn't love anything by Sondheim. Just can't.

Also The immersive staging in an actual pie shop is brilliant - and for the... Read more Read less

100
Exquisite, Must see, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a Bdway classic in an up close, brilliant, clever, dressed-down production that you will never forget. Fantastic cast.

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim and can't get over it. Miss it at your peril!

Also Carolee Carmello is giving the finest performance of her career. It is... Read more Read less

87
Intense, Must see, Riveting, Great staging, Loud

See it if you are interested in seeing classic shows performed in a nontradition, yet very appealing/professional, way.

Don't see it if you have a fear of being a part of the action (though this is only for certain seats) or you have sensitive ears.

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want to hear Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece. It is a horror story but also has wonderful moments of great humor.

Don't see it if you can't deal with unusual music... or people being murdered and baked into meat pies.

95
Edgy, Intense, Entertaining, Great singing, Chilling

See it if you love re-imagined works. One of the best! Brilliant in its concept and execution. This is a Sweeney that will creep you out.

Don't see it if you expect a conventional production. If you don't like Sweeney start with this won't help.

100
Clever, Must see, Riveting, Great staging

See it if Brilliant. A Sondheim production at its best. Do not miss it!

Don't see it if Dont like grand guignol, blood, intimate production or Sondheim

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love great acting, singing, music, staging, EVERYTHING especially Patti LuPone

Don't see it if You must see it

89
Ambitious, Masterful, Riveting, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a masterful musical

Don't see it if You dislike dark humor

90
Dark, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Demented

See it if you want to see Patti LuPone at her demented, diabolical best - Michael C was incredible too. Great original take on a classic!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dark comedy.

70
Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You know Sweeney very well.

Don't see it if you actually need to understand the story. Because it is not very clear story telling.

100
Great acting, Profound, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a brilliantly reimagined version of a musical theater staple; you can go back in time to when this was on!

Don't see it if You prefer a full-scale production over an avant-garde simplified one; you don't like meat in your pies.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if because you must. It's Sonheim, Lupone, and Cerveris, and that's reason enough.

Don't see it if you're easily squeamish.

80
Original, Great acting, Quirky, Awkward, Spare

See it if You love Patti Lupone or Michael Cerveris.

Don't see it if You don't care for spare, streamlined versions of fun, expensive musicals. This production was elegant and contemporary but left me cold.

80
Dark, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Minimalistic

See it if Darker more abstract version of the show. Patti was out and the understudy was NOT good.

Don't see it if You don't like plots about murderous barbers.

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You want to see a very different version of Sweeney Todd, even if you disliked other productions.

Don't see it if You're not interested in darker musicals.

95
Ambitious, Edgy, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if you want to see a brilliant, dark, and originally staged Sondheim classic! You can never go wrong with LuPone and Cerveris.

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim or dark disturbing subject matter.

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining, Amazing

See it if you love a great Sondheim musical with perfect casting.

Don't see it if you don't like dark musicals

94
Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if You enjoy masters at work and stripped down productions

Don't see it if you have difficulty with musically based shows with very little talking.

80
Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if Great story, great talent. Amazing music. Patti at her best.

Don't see it if minimalist staging didn't work well in this production.Confusing. The playing of instruments added distraction without increasing creativity