Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd to close in May

Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster

The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s acclaimed musical, Sweeney Todd, has announced it will close on May 5.

Since beginning performances on February 26, 2023, and officially opening on March 26, the production has enjoyed a successful run. Initially expected to close following the departure of original stars Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban in February, the show extended its run due to the incoming stars Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit.

By the time the curtains fall for the last time, the revival will have completed 27 previews and 399 regular performances.

Alongside Foster and Tveit, the current cast boasts a talented lineup, including Heartstopper star Joe Locke as Toby, Tony winner and Laurence Olivier Award nominee Ruthie Ann Miles as the Beggar Woman, alongside Daniel Yearwood, Maria Bilbao, Jamie Jackson, John Rapson and Nicholas Christopher.

This production is notable for using Jonathan Tunick’s full, 26-piece orchestration, the first time since the original 1979 production, with music supervision by Alex Lacamoire, a three-time Tony winner. You can grab the show’s new cast album here.

Based on Christopher Bond’s play, Sweeney Todd delves into the dark tale of a barber seeking vengeance against a corrupt judge, leading to a series of murders and the infamous partnership with Mrs. Lovett to bake the evidence into meat pies.

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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