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 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 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.
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 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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.