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

From 491 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)

Member Reviews (491)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense
90
Avg Score

80
Entertaining, Confusing, Ambitious

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

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful, Profound

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.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, 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.

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

See it if You enjoy a masterful musical

Don't see it if You dislike dark humor

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.

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

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

Don't see it if Looking for Lansbury and Hearn

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

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

94
Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

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.

88
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great acting

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.

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

95
Edgy, Entertaining, Chilling, Great singing, Intense

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
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

90
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Dark, 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.

80
Great acting, Awkward, Spare, Quirky, Original

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.

86
Entertaining, Great singing, Edgy, Intense

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

50
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

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.

83
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, 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.

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

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Original, Intelligent, Riveting

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

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

91
Great staging, Great acting, Intense

See it if You like the material and creative setting at Barrow Street theater.

Don't see it if You don’t like a small, unconventional setting

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


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