Sweeney Todd on Broadway Show Recently Closed

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Sweeney Todd Summary

  • Show Status: Recently Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Sweeney Todd is 140 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 7 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: February 26, 2023
  • Show Opened : March 26, 2023
  • Show Closed: May 5, 2024

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical thriller chronicling a mysterious barber’s murderous rampage after a corrupt judge destroys his family which Sweeney Todd intends to avenge.

Sweeney Todd on Broadway Background

Another revival production of a classic Stephen Sondheim musical goes back on the Broadway stage following Sondheim's death on Nov. 21, 2021.

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Starred in Show

For this version of Sweeney Todd on Broadway, both Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford are attached to the revival. Both have subsequently left the show.

Groban starred in the 2016 Broadway production of the musical Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, and plays the lead role of the Sweeney Todd title character. Ashford who starred in the 2017 revival of Sunday in the Park with George plays Mrs. Lovett.

Original Show Debuted in 1979

The musical debuted on Broadway in 1979 in a production starring Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. It has been revived several times on and Off Broadway.

Usually No Shows On Monday Or Tuesday

This show has chosen to only perform seven times per week, compared to the customary Broadway performance schedule of eight times per week. The show only performs on five days of the week, with two shows on Wednesday and Sunday.

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford Exit Sweeney Todd

Groban and Ashford play their final performance as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett, respectively, on Jan. 16, 2024. Renowned actors Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster are set to replace Groban and Ashford in the show on Feb 9, 2024. Understudies will play the roles vacated by Groban and Ashford during the 3 week turnover window.

Sweeney Todd Understudies
Sweeney Todd Understudies

Lead Roles Understudies Schedule During The Replacement Gap

During the time of actor replacement, the lead roles were played by:

  • Nicholas Christopher will play Sweeney Todd for all Wednesday-Saturday performances. Christopher will also play Pirelli for Sunday performances. Paul-Jordan Jansen will play Sweeney Todd for all Sunday performances.
  • Jeanna de Waal will play Mrs. Lovett for all evening performances and DeLaney Westfall will play the role for Wednesday and Saturday matinees.
  • Raymond J. Lee will play Pirelli for all evening performances. Daniel Torres will play the role for Wednesday and Saturday matinees.

Its a total complicated mess and the show should have just gone on pause during the lead role changeover.

Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit Take Over Lead Roles

Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit took over the lead roles and their run began performances on February 9, 2024 for a 12-week engagement (succeeding Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford. The show is set to close May 5, 2024

What's Sweeney Todd Like?

Set in Victorian London, Sweeney Todd tells the penny-dreadful tale of a murderous, revenge-seeking barber and his pie-baking accomplice Mrs. Lovett, who uses her culinary skills to dispose of the bothersome corpses.

Is Sweeney Todd Good for Kids?

Although the show is somewhat macabre and a bit bloody, the show is designed to be not-too-offensive for most people, but children under 16 years of age should avoid this show due to its gratuitous scenes of death and murder.

Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,509
Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart

Sweeney Todd Marquee

Sweeney Todd Marquee

Cast Members

Sweeney Todd
Aaron Tveit
Mrs. Lovett
Sutton Foster
Anthony
Daniel Yearwood
Tobias Ragg
Joe Locke
Beggar Woman
Ruthie Ann Miles
Johanna
Maria Bilbao
Judge Turpin
Jamie Jackson
Beadle Bamford
John Rapson
Pirelli
Nicholas Christopher

Past Cast Members

Sweeney Todd
Josh Groban
Mrs. Lovett
Annaleigh Ashford
Anthony
Jordan Fisher
Tobias Ragg
Gaten Matarazzo
Tobias Ragg
Daniel Marconi

Producers

Jeffrey Seller

Production Credits

Director
Thomas Kail
Music Supervision
Alex Lacamoire

Creative Team

Writer
Stephen Sondheim
Original Music
Stephen Sondheim
Original Book
Hugh Wheeler
Original Play
Christopher Bond