Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Theater 2020)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Theater 2020)
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Theater 2020) NYC Reviews and Tickets

81%
(27 Reviews)
Positive
81%
Mixed
15%
Negative
4%
Members say
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

About the Show

Theater 2020 revives Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller about a barber, a pie maker, and the power of revenge. 

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Member Reviews (27)

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75
Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you are a Sweeney fan and don't need props or scenery to appreciate the songs and story, which are very well performed.

Don't see it if you are looking for a truly professional theater.

60
Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You have to love the show and the music. Great singing but no sets or choreography, More like a cabaret performance of the score.

Don't see it if U can't get there early and grab a front row seat. Rows of chairs w/NO sightlines. And much of the action takes place off the elevated stage

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Must see

See it if you enjoyed the Movie. Even if you haven't and want some great actors performing and singing the show. Was really well done, just go see it!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. The show lacks some stage and props, but very easy for people familiar with the story to figure out. Read more

82
Crave the shave

See it if ST newbie. Low cost intro. Fuller's Todd can be heard in Queens. Intimate space with every sq ft used.

Don't see it if Female lead a cartoon; way over the top. Blonde wig cheap, fake, hideous. Prefer a male Pirelli. Obvious political casting choice misfire. Read more

86
Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Great staging

See it if the singing is really masterful; so much to see and take in with this production; camaraderie with fellow attendees due to set up

Don't see it if you're sensitive to loud noises, looking for something light, dislike even the illusion of violence, don't want to twist to see action

69
Mixed bag

See it if Like the score and I do. For the most part singing is good and pianist excellent. Don't mind bare bones production values.

Don't see it if want a uniform caliber of performers. The chorus is excellent and some of the principals good. Female playing the other barber didn't work.

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You like musicals, this group, sweeny todd and productions that are done very well without a lot of props

Don't see it if You like bigger productions with props and more staging

81
Absorbing, Great singing, Bare-boned

See it if you're a fan of Sweeney Todd, great lyrics and fine, fine singing, you have not seen this before, you want to see it performed again.

Don't see it if you desire more than just a piano accompaniment (though he is masterful!), you need sets and big production. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

BroadwayWorld
February 13th, 2017

"Every song is memorable, every actor significant and how good the collaborative effort to make this one freak of a musical is proven by how devastated you are in the show's final moments. All of this comes together beautifully in Theater2020's production...'Sweeney' takes perfect form in this production that does such a beautiful story proud...I cannot say enough good things about how talented this cast is; it was almost unexpected."
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Edge New York
March 1st, 2017

"See and hear this glorious production before it closes. Theater 2020's cast of 15, under sly and stern direction of Judith Jarosz, goes deep, dark, and downright operatic to pump Wheeler's ghoulish book with enough steam (and steampunk) to speed everyone toward their very sticky destinies...As the eponymous Todd, the powerful David Fuller conjures Sondheim's relentless musical pace, and admirably anchors the company."
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