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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .