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. More…
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.
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
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.
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.
See it if You want a delightful, refreshing take on a show you have seen. You will enjoy it more than ever!
Don't see it if You didn't like the show before & are unwilling to give it a fresh try.
See it if If you want to see a live in action play at a pie shop. The pie before the play was superb. The acting and story kept you captive.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows about murder. And you are not a fan of dark humor.
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.
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.
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.
See it if Having seen every NYC production of Sweeney since its original opening, this was by far the best. It was Sondheim's favorite, too.
Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim (impossible to imagine), suspense or counterpoint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See it if You love Sondheim. I don't understand it. This show has been called his masterpiece. As far as I can see, the emperor has no clothes,
Don't see it if You don't consider serial homicides entertaining.
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.
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!
See it if You enjoy Sondheim, and dark musicals, or if you liked the movie (this is much better.) It's a riveting revenge tale, w/dollops of humor
Don't see it if Thriller elements in shows are not your idea of a good time
See it if you want to see the best darn prod. of SWEENEY that has ever been done in NY. Told so clearly with humor while maintaining its dark side.
Don't see it if If you want big productions numbers and don't like intimate settings with environmental staging. It will be your loss.