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

Members say: Great singing, Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Entertaining

About the show

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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100
Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Great singing, Marvelous

See it if you want to see one of Stephen Sondheim's best plays.

Don't see it if you don't like gore and blood.

Also Here she comes again, the great Patti Lupone singing and acting like n... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Intense, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You are a fan of Sondheim's "horror opera". The usually massive cast is pared down to 8 performers. So glad I didn't miss this one.

Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing a musical about a murderous vengeful barber and meat pies made from his victims.

Also Carolee Carmello and Norm Lewis have NEVER been better. I'll never see... Read more Read less

100
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing

See it if You enjoy the story

Don't see it if You get sick at the sight of blood!

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

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to experience an intimate theater experience. The cast is amazing! The acting &singing are great. You can even buy a meat pie b/f

Don't see it if you don't like being part of the action. The room is small and if you sit at the tables, the show happens right in front of you..literally!

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.

100
Ambitious, Must see, Riveting, Great staging

See it if You like immersive theatre. In this production, you are IN the pie shop and the action takes place around you. Fabulous acting, singing

Don't see it if You don't like "dark" shows. This is an immersive dark operetta where the actors are amongst the audience

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

100
Edgy, Great acting, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you Stephen Sondheim musicals, if you enjoy radically rethought and revelatory productions of classics, if you love epic performances.

Don't see it if you hate musicals or Sondheim musicals, you are easily confused by non-literal staging or hate John Doyle's approach of actors playing music

Also A breathtaking production on all levels.

100
Epic, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of Stephen Sondheim

Don't see it if You are squeamish with blood.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want an intense show

Don't see it if you don't like violence ;)

100
Epic, Intense, Must see, Quirky, Riveting

See it if Sweeney Todd is one of those shows that almost every theatre person knows. Definitely worth the night out.

Don't see it if It's definitely grisly, and if you have issues with loud noises this is not for you.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing

See it if are a Sondheim fan and enjoy engrossing, epic storytelling

Don't see it if you want something a little more light-hearted.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Exquisite

See it if You're interested in morality and the human condition.

Don't see it if Blood makes you squeamish.

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.

100
Original, Clever, Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You love Stephen Sondheim and a wonderful dark comedy

Don't see it if somethings wrong with you!

100
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see, Quirky, Riveting

See it if you want to sample Mrs Lovett's meat pies, savory and sweet pies (just don't ask where she got the meat).

Don't see it if you're freaked out by blood, murder, cannibalism, or lots of clever rhymes.

100
Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love Stephen Sondheim

Don't see it if You are easily upset

99
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Quirky

See it if You love gallows humor and stories of revenge. You want the best Sweeney/Lovett combination ever. You're hungry for a little priest.

Don't see it if You are squeamish. You are not a fan of vigilante justice. You are a judge.

98
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if You appreciate amazing cast interaction, dark stories, and being immersed in story.

Don't see it if You need a happy ending, don't like death/gore, or don't like small theatres.

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

97
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if wonderful production, a must-see for Sondheim fans

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

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

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.

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


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