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Broadway News Broadway's Sweeney Todd Will Close Up Shop in May

The high-grossing Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler revival currently stars Tony winners Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster.

Aaron Tveit, Sutton Foster and company of Sweeney Todd Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

Broadway's current revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd will close up shop May 5. The production began performances February 26, 2023 and opened March 26. The production was initially slated to close with the February departure of original stars Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban, a run that was ultimately extended with current stars Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit.

As of the final showing, the revival will have played 27 previews and 399 regular performances. The revival has been a consistent top grosser its entire run. Directed by Thomas Kail, the revival was nominated for eight 2023 Tony Awards, and won Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Natasha Katz) and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Nevin Steinberg).

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The production also features Heartstopper star Joe Locke as Toby, Tony winner and Laurence Olivier Award nominee Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) as Beggar Woman, Daniel Yearwood (Hamilton) as Anthony, Maria Bilbao (On Your Feet!) as Johanna, Jamie Jackson (The Last Ship) as Judge Turpin, John Rapson (Les Misérables) as Beadle Bamford, and Nicholas Christopher (Hamilton) as Pirelli.

The production features Jonathan Tunick's full, 26-piece orchestration for the first time on Broadway since the 1979 original production, with music supervision by three-time Tony winner Alex Lacamoire. A cast album was released in September.

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Based on the Christopher Bond play of the same name, Sweeney Todd centers on its titular barber who seeks revenge on a corrupt judge and turns to murder, with neighbor and accomplice Mrs. Lovett ultimately discovering they can dispose of the evidence by serving up the most unsettling meat pies to the people of London.

The production features choreography by Steven Hoggett, scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, and wig, hair, and make-up design by J. Jared Janas. Casting is by The Telsey Office, and Baseline Theatrical's Nick Lugo and James Hickey serve as general managers. Johnny Milani is production stage manager.

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