Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Theater 2020)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Theater 2020)

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

(29 Ratings)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

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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Show-Score Member Reviews (29)

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58 Reviews | 25 Followers
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, You are immersed in the staging!!!!

See it if Sat front orchestra and got spat on, knife to the throat and snarled at a bit but soooo worth it. Delany is a phenomenal singer!!

Don't see it if You get jump scared do NOT sit up front. Loud noises and big lighting changes. Incredible experience go see it anyway!!

64 Reviews | 20 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to be riveted and completely taken aback by the story; so very easy to become wrapped up, wonderful direction.

Don't see it if You mind gore or are really turned off by the thought of murder and cannibalism; or if you have a weak stomach.

280 Reviews | 77 Followers
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

110 Reviews | 55 Followers
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

179 Reviews | 92 Followers
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

85 Reviews | 23 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love anything Sondheim, intimate spaces, creative staging , talented actors , Carolee Carmelo specifically & Jake Boyd a nice surprise.

Don't see it if The Theme turns your stomach , you don't get Sondheim, no meat pies for you ,actors in your face frighten you , no theatrical ingenuity 4 U.

254 Reviews | 85 Followers
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

113 Reviews | 61 Followers
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)

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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