Music and lyrics’s: Stephen Sondheim
Premiered: March 1, 1979
Theatre: The Uris Theatre
222 West 51st Street, New York City
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Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life.
When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public.
Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street