Already closed | 1h 15m | Midtown W

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

From 497 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 (497)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense
91
Avg Score

94
Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if If your a fan of Sweeney Todd. This was such a unique production and very intimate.

Don't see it if Your not a Sweeney Todd fan or don't enjoy simple sets.

94
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Intense, Clever

See it if - you like the musical - you want to be impressed at the staging of a Bwy caliber musical in an intimate space

Don't see it if - you think you might need to step out to the restroom. You wont be readmitted til intermission. - you object to portrayal of violence

90
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You enjoy the macabre

Don't see it if You don't like violence

91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if you like great music and a fun weird journy

Don't see it if you don't like murder or dark humor

31
Cliched, Disappointing, Dark, Bad music, Banal

See it if Like dark story and dark music

Don't see it if You like good music and non-stereotypical characters.

95
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love clever songs, incredible staging and a bit of mystery and intrigue. And you love pie!

Don't see it if You don't like a little blood and murder with your musicals.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You love Sondheim, creative staging and wonderful actors/singers.

Don't see it if You are picky about seating.

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
Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You want to be basically part of the show. You feel so involved with it being immersive. Great great singing

Don't see it if You dont want to see people getting murdered

91
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you're into interactive theater with great singing and by necessity, great staging in a small space

Don't see it if don't like small spaces or are not inclined to sharing your space with the actors

75
Great staging, Intense, Edgy

See it if You're already familiar with the story of Sweeney Todd. The set was custom made for this production, and it was fantastic.

Don't see it if You're looking for depth in character development. There wasn't enough time to explore the full personalities of the characters.

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.

85
Edgy, Quirky, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love Sondheim.

Don't see it if You want to see a happy story

60
Clever, Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated, Resonant

See it if You truly enjoy the magic that comes with recognizing how awful people are.

Don't see it if You're squeamish.

75
Clever, Delightful, Riveting, Must see, Great singing

See it if You know the music and like the show already. Some great singing.

Don't see it if You can't handle blood. Great singing, but I didn't love the acting in this production.

70
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy the songs and the gore

Don't see it if Like the elderly people at the matinee I went to, you have no idea what the play is about and the first throat slashing shocks you

80
Great singing, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like authentic surroundings and staging, if you like non-traditional seating, if you like being in 'spitting distance' to the action.

Don't see it if You want 'traditional' theater in a traditional setting.

Also Seating is very creative with long tables placed perpendicular to the ... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love immersive theatre

Don't see it if you don’t like Sweeney Todd

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.

81
Ambitious, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to laugh and be entertained.

Don't see it if Offended easily

92
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Fun, Delightful

See it if You like being involved in a show. You don't mind actors walking on tables in front of you. You like musicals.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with interactive theatre. You don't like stories about love and murder.

80
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Intense, Masterful

See it if You want to experience Sondheim at the height of his melodic and lyrical powers.

Don't see it if You hate violence or implications of gore.

89
Enchanting, Intense, Must see, Profound, Raunchy

See it if Sondheim, oh Sondheim what would we do without you? If you love his work you need to see this. I hope to see it live soon, movie was great!

Don't see it if You are blood squeamish

90
Enchanting, Edgy, Riveting, Unique, Cutting edge

See it if You're looking for something different. It's uniquely masterful!

Don't see it if You're not up for a little blood. Or meat pies.

92
Must see, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You love classic Sondheim and dark protagonists.

Don't see it if You like more hopeful shows.


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