Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Broadway)
Open run 2h 45m
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Broadway)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(2380 Ratings)
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford star in a new revival of Stephen Sondheim's bloody good classic.

Read more Show less

Show-Score Member Reviews (1,158)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
224 Reviews | 88 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Alluring, fascinating, disturbing & seductive. Annaleigh Ashford’s performance is pure perfection! Nicholas Christopher was superb! Bravo!

Don't see it if Do not miss this show! It has great lighting & stage design, great costumes and a compelling story. See it!

120 Reviews | 30 Followers
Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You like theater w/ a deep social message w/ fabulous staging & music. ANNALEIGH ASHFORD & NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER are EXTRAORDINARY together!

Don't see it if Theater w/ dark Victorian themes colored w/ humor about Revenge, Social Injustice, Killings, Rape, Mental Illness & Cannibalism disturb you. Read more

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love strong musicals. Josh Groban and company give the performances of a lifetime.

Don't see it if There is nothing about this show that I did not love.

108 Reviews | 15 Followers
Delightful, Epic, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a wonderful revival of an amazing show. Annaleigh Ashford is not to be missed!

Don't see it if you don't like death, murder, and blood.

51 Reviews | 13 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy fabulous music, dramatic storytelling, sophisticated theater

Don't see it if you don't enjoy complex musical scores and plot lines. Read more

77 Reviews | 27 Followers
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like stories about passion and revenge😏. The music is beautiful, the show is epic! Visually 🤩!!

Don't see it if You don’t like to see people bloodily murder on stage😈… is that comment a spoiler!?🤔 Read more

93 Reviews | 17 Followers
Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy the story or are fans of the numerous talent in the show! Everyone is fantastic! The staging and lighting is also wonderful.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of musicals or can't handle some gore.

113 Reviews | 12 Followers
An amazing experience., Engaging, Scary, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a dark tale. It was very well done, and the stage was wonderful to look at

Don't see it if You are not into something dark and painful. It can be a bit bloody.

Critic Reviews (28)

The New York Times
March 26th, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: “... the ravishingly sung, deeply emotional and strangely hilarious “Sweeney” revival that opened on Sunday at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater. Starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, and directed by Thomas Kail, it has a rictus on its face and a scar in its heart.”
Read more

Time Out New York
March 26th, 2023

“You won’t leave humming the scenery, but that’s fine: The superb score, which melds period genres with modern influences, is the main attraction, and it comes through gorgeously. Powerfully sung and played in Jonathan Tunick’s original orchestrations, Sondheim’s Grand Guignol masterwork sounds as grand here as it deserves to. Dig in.”
Read more

New York Magazine / Vulture
March 26th, 2023

“Kail...aims to ratchet Sweeney all the way back up, deploying a cast of 25, a two-level set by Mimi Lien with a towering crane—going big and crucially, expressionistic...His London is full of phantoms slipping in and out of the fog. Foremost among those phantoms: Josh Groban’s Sweeney, who glints but does not gleam in the darkness. ”
Read more

Entertainment Weekly
March 26th, 2023

“With flawless performances by the entire company, there's plenty to love about this chef's kiss of a revival of one of Sondheim's greatest works. Attend the tale — you won't regret it.”
Read more

March 26th, 2023

“Kail’s production has an austere severity that’s suited to serial killings but also makes it feel coolly remote...And there will be audiences who remember hearing the dynamite score of ‘Sweeney Todd’ played by a 26-person orchestra, and sung by as many soaring voices, as a pulse-raising experience on its own, all handsome pageantry aside.”
Read more

The Wall Street Journal
March 26th, 2023

“By some mysterious alchemy, ‘Sweeney Todd’ excels at illuminating them all, exploring the best and worst of humanity in one of musical theater’s most thrilling, and chilling, works.”
Read more

The Observer
March 27th, 2023

“With so many disappointments and reservations, I urge anyone unfamiliar with this work of cultural genius to see some, one, or any production of ‘Sweeney Todd,’ one of Broadway’s shining achievements. What a privilege it is to be part of this adventure, even in a sluggish, second-rate production like this one.”
Read more

March 26th, 2023

"A prodigious theatrical event that aims for greatness and achieves it, this revival of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler masterpiece is not to be missed."
Read more

From the Show-Score Blog