Show Credits: Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler
SWEENEY TODD has become a bloody, worldwide success since being
awarded 8 Tony's, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway
premiere. Adapted to film
by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp as the title role, Sweeney has
slashed his way across entertainment mediums.
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns
to 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who
framed him and
ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs.
Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he
opens a new barber
practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for
blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that
has the people
of London lining up, and the carnage has only just begun!
Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC
OVERTURES) crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat with SWEENEY
TODD that has
simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the
world. Extremely popular with opera companies and in concert
presentation, SWEENEY TODD is
equally effective as an intimate chamber musical.
Accolades/ Awards: The musical won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and garnered 9 Tony Award nominations, winning 8, including Musical, Book, Score, Director, Scenic Design and Costume Design. In addition, Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury won for Actor and Actress in