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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

100
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Another masterful work by Mr Stephen Sondheim filed with bloodthirsty revenge and a lesson of humanity

Don't see it if You do not like bloody themes or epic takes of revenge or twisted love plots that can only end in tragedy.

89
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see awesome acting with a dark side (because of the barber).

Don't see it if you want a more traditional, happy musical

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Great singing, Clever

See it if You love great musicals

Don't see it if You're a terrible person

80
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You like Sweeney Todd going into it, and want a unique performance of it. And you're into interactive theater.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of interactive theater, feeling like you're a part of the show. You're not into gory subject matter.

95
Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Intense, Riveting

See it if you can stand intense gore. The music is amazing, but the show is not for the light of heart.

Don't see it if you would prefer a silly or happy ending.

90
Clever, Edgy, Great singing, Great writing, Intense

See it if you like dark humor or themes, you love Sondheim, you're a dark romantic

Don't see it if (acted) murder and cannibalism offend you, you have children with you

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy landmark, timeless musicals.

Don't see it if you can't handle blood.

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Original, Riveting

See it if You like dark musicals

Don't see it if You have a weak stomach

89
Quirky, Edgy, Clever

See it if You love to be part of the show. It was funny and delightful. You can eat there if you have special tickets.

Don't see it if You don't like the smell of meat pies.

100
Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Absorbing, Pies are delicious

See it if You like Stephen Sondheim musicals and appreciate an immersive performance.

Don't see it if If you're adverse to a non proscenium stage.

Also Even if you really dislike immersive theater you need to go see this p... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You want to see an amazing American opera! I went back and saw it again the next night on Broadway first run!

Don't see it if A little bit of gore!

100
Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You like immersive theatre and a creative way of storytelling. Also if you like Sondheim's way of telling stories.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of murder or murder being portrayed as entertainment.

Also We saw the immersive off Broadway production at the Barrow Street Thea... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if It's a darker musical. Clever with a beautiful score. A haunting story. Saw it at Barrow Street Theater in a unique setting.

Don't see it if You like only light fluffy musicals.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you like dark comedies, or you like crime shows

Don't see it if you don't like blood

90
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Dark

See it if See if you like dark and mysterious stories of love, hatred, and revenge. Fantastic stage pieces. Wonderful music.

Don't see it if Don't see if you are easily frightened, or are offended by murder and revenge in the storyline.

93
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want see a Sondheim show done right with an excellent cast!

Don't see it if You mind stepping out of the Theatre District

88
Great singing, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to see a great show

Don't see it if you don't feel like watching since you've seen the film already

90
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing

See it if See it if you are a fan of Stephen Sondheim. The songs reek of that Sondheim stench and it is wonderful.

Don't see it if You have young children with you, particularly because of the violence. There is little cursing in the show.

100
Great writing, Clever, Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You like horror musicals with profoundly clever and thought-provoking musical and lyrical composition.

Don't see it if You don't like horror or sad endings that remind you of how terribly cruel and heinous humans can be.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You love dark humour

Don't see it if You hate dark humour

96
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love horror mixed with incredible music!

Don't see it if You don't like blood.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Epic, Intense

See it if you like dark and heavy theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like horror.

82
Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Sweeney Todd is one of the top five greatest musicals ever penned, and while I preferred the original production, this piece is amazing.

Don't see it if NOT for kids or for people looking for "an entertaining evening out". Edgy, though it's old enough that there aren't any surprises .

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Intense, Masterful

See it if You love classic Sondheim musicals and intense productions

Don't see it if You have a weak stomach and can't handle stage blood

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Riveting, Must see

See it if You love Sondheim and the musicals he makes

Don't see it if Dark musicals about murder and revenge and mistaken identities don't appeal to you.


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