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

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(4568 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Clever, Great acting

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

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63 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Dark but good, Exceptional voices in leads, Tveit & foster!

See it if Want to hear & see two of the best actors on broadway: Aaron Tveit & Sutton Foster. If you follow Sondheim. You will LOVE IT.

Don't see it if If you hate Sondheim musicals or just hate musicals, period.

211 Reviews | 53 Followers
100
Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one of the best musicals of all time.

Don't see it if If you don’t like blood or gore.

Also My favorite musical ever. The songs, the beginning, the actors. A classic between classics. I can say that I watched Sweeney Todd in Broadway with the best actors. Enjoying life is being at the que, in a beautiful sunny day outside a Broadway theater to see a play that I really want to see. A play that entertains me every minute. A plat that I know its lyrics. I will never forget this Sweeney Todd.

444 Reviews | 79 Followers
100
Riveting, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if Sondheim. Need I say more?

Don't see it if Not the best production. If you’ve seen past ones, this may be a bit disappointing. If you’ve never seen it, go! A dark strange story.

72 Reviews | 24 Followers
100
Epic, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You are ok with dark Sondheim shows. Saw without Grobin and with understudy. Grobin is the only way to go! Can’t wait to see Tveit and Foate

Don't see it if I’m almost afraid to go back and see it again because I don’t want to disturb the other patrons bysinging every single word to the songs lol

121 Reviews | 37 Followers
100
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Phenomenal

See it if you love sweeney todd! sutton foster, aaron tveit, joe locke and the rest of the cast are spectacular! a broadway show not to be missed.

Don't see it if if long musicals about death and revenge are not your thing.

70 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Dark, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if fantastic dark musical

Don't see it if Intense

96 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if What there is not to like? Great singing, great performances, great staging...

Don't see it if you don't like horror stories, and love happy endings...

242 Reviews | 94 Followers
100
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!

Critic Reviews (29)

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.”
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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.”
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New York Theatre Guide
March 27th, 2023

“Subtitled ‘The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,’ the show motors on Sweeney’s monstrous dimensions. Absent that, or even a faint whiff of borderline madness from what he’s been dealt, the production comes off as a bit too tame. Gorgeous music threads throughout this grisly thriller.”
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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. ”
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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.”
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Deadline
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."
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New York Daily News
March 27th, 2023

“...an indictment of human brutality and a classic Sondheim declaration that to love is to live. All of that wrapped up in a Broadway horror story of murder most tasty. It will be a tough ticket, but the demon barber had it rougher.”
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Variety
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.”
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