Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond
In Victorian England, a vengeful Sweeney Todd has just been released from jail for a crime he did not commit. With his dazzlingly demented accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, the "demon barber of Fleet Street" cooks up a hilariously macabre revenge scheme in this crafty, comedic, and captivating musical, which stars Broadway favorites and Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, King Hedley II) and Christine Baranski (The Real Thing, Rumors, TV's "Cybill"). The show won eight 1979 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and also captured the 1979 Grammy for best cast album.
- 'Sensational Sondheim' KC News
- 'It's Sondheim's World but They Get a Shot at Reimagining It' NY Times
- Review - "Adding Love to the Pies' Time-Tested Recipe" NY Times
- Review - "For Baranski, A Most Meaty Opportunity" Washington Post
- Sondheim Has His Shrine, and It's Not on Broadway NY Times
- Sondheim's Musicals Show Love NY Times
- Stephen Sondheim: A Contrarian Who Raised the Level of Musicals' I.Q. NY Times
- NYC Sondheim Celebration Concert at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall On October 21, at Avery Fisher Hall, The Kenendy Center will showcase excerpts from Stephen Sondheim’s musicals from their Summer 2002 Sondheim Celebration with Christine Baranski, Mandy Patinkin, Barbara Cook and many more.
- 'The Art of Making Art' KC News
- Sondheim Celebration Cast List View the star-studded cast list for all six of the Sondheim Celebration musicals
- The Smithsonian Associates' course: "Six by Sondheim." Learn more about the Sondheim Celebration shows through these Smithsonian classes
- About The Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center
- About Theater at the Kennedy Center
Watch and Listen
Listen to "A Little Priest" from Sweeney Todd
Listen to "Johanna" from Sweeney Todd
Listen to "Not While I'm Around" from Sweeney Todd
Listen to "Pretty Women" from Sweeney Todd
Listen to "The Worst Pies in London" from Sweeney Todd
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