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

From 487 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense

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. 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.

1h 15m | Already closed | Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Midtown W)


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100
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Even if you don't like Sondheim, YOU GET PIE!!

Don't see it if Not for Sondheim haters or those who prefer upbeat musicals. The show's themes are dark

100
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

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.

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

See it if You love great theater you love Stephen Sondheim you want to see the definitive Sweeney you appreciate great Theatre do not miss this show.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim and there's no hope of you ever becoming a Sondheim fan other than that everyone should see this magnificent show

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

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, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Intense

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, Masterful, Thought-provoking, 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 staging, Great writing

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, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Delightful

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, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent

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
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Ambitious

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
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Clever

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

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
Exquisite, Epic, 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
Riveting, Quirky, Intense, Epic, Must see

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, Great singing, Great writing, Masterful

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
Absorbing, Exquisite, Funny, Dizzying, Edgy

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

Don't see it if Blood makes you squeamish.

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

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
Clever, Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting, Original

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

Don't see it if somethings wrong with you!

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

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
Entertaining, Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You love Stephen Sondheim

Don't see it if You are easily upset

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

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, Great singing, Must see

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, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, 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


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