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

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

(182 Reviews)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Must see

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

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Member Reviews (182)

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347 Reviews | 73 Followers
Lighting and set design did the heavy lifting, Too comedic, Sweeney soft

See it if It is a profound story, heartbreaking when done correctly and also frightening. It is not meant to be played for laughs. Enjoy the ride!

Don't see it if While the leads are excellent, they were miscast, I fear. He is not ferocious enough for my taste, and she is playing it like... Read more

316 Reviews | 82 Followers

See it if into a rich but conventional interpretation of a modern classic: murder and mayhem. Annaleigh Ashford.

Don't see it if well - act one had its weak moments. Read more

242 Reviews | 296 Followers
Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you never seen a Sondheim musical. Also to see this talented cast. Ashford is hilarious and Groban plays a great Sweeney.

Don't see it if NOTHING go see it!

222 Reviews | 171 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if This revival does full justice to a masterpiece of musical theater- my sole quibble was the choreography

Don't see it if bloody mayhem upsets you but the songs are so lovely as throats are cut and bodies dumped down a chute

202 Reviews | 51 Followers
Epic, Funny, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You want to see an excellently performed production of a legendary Sondheim show! Ashford and Groban are incredible.

Don't see it if You’re looking for anything new or innovative. It’s the show with big broad staging in the spirit of the OG production.

200 Reviews | 35 Followers
Slow, Ambitious, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Its a great production. Annaleigh is great, but she isn't doing anything we haven't seen her do before. Josh sings well but doesnt act much

Don't see it if no reason not too although there are better shows to see for the price

171 Reviews | 40 Followers
Bad, Stagnant, Unoriginal, Boring, Bland

See it if you simply must see every major Sondheim production that comes along.

Don't see it if Bland performances, awful staging, ridiculous zombie Macarena choreography, a lifeless Sweeney Todd. Read more

156 Reviews | 61 Followers
Intense, Great singing, Epic, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if a Sondheim classic, dark-twisted plots, blood!

Don't see it if you want something too funny or expecting a very dark Sweeny (Groban plays it light)

Critic Reviews (21)

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 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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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.”
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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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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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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.”
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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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