Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Uris Theatre

Previews Began: February 6, 1979

Opening Night: March 1, 1979

Closing Night: June 29, 1980

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Music: Stephen Sondheim

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: Hugh Wheeler

Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin Barker, uses his new alias to resume work in his barber shop above Mrs. Lovett’s struggling pie shop after being wrongfully sentenced to life imprisonment by the corrupt Judge Turpin. After swearing vengeance against the judge that tore his family apart, Todd and Lovett plot a unique plan that helps them both and leads them down a dangerous, thrilling path with deadly consequences.

Musical Numbers

The Ballad of Sweeney Todd………………..Company
No Place Like London………………….Anthony Hope,
                                                       Sweeney Todd,
                                                       Beggar Woman
The Barber and His Wife……………..Sweeney Todd
The Worst Pies In London………………..Mrs. Lovett
Poor Thing……………………………………….Mrs. Lovett
My Friends………………Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett
Green Finch and Linnet Bird………………….Johanna
Ah, Miss……………..Anthony Hope, Beggar Woman
Johanna……………………………………….Anthony Hope
Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir …………………….Tobias Ragg,
                                                        Sweeney Todd,
                                                             Mrs. Lovett,
                                                                  Company
The Contest……………………………………………..Pirelli
Wait………………………………………………..Mrs. Lovett
Kiss Me…………………………Johanna, Anthony Hope
Ladies in Their Sensitivities………………The Beadle
Quartet…………………………Johanna, Anthony Hope,
                                       The Beadle, Judge Turpin
Pretty Women……….Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin
Epiphany…………………………………….Sweeney Todd
A Little Priest…………..Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett

God, That’s Good!……….Tobias Ragg, Mrs. Lovett,
                             Sweeney Todd, Beggar Woman,
                                                               Customers
Johanna (Reprise)………………………..Anthony Hope,
                                                        Sweeney Todd,
                                                                   Johanna,
                                                        Beggar Woman
By the Sea……………………………………….Mrs. Lovett
Not While I’m Around….Tobias Ragg, Mrs. Lovett
Parlour Songs………………..The Beadle, Mrs. Lovett
City on Fire…….Lunatics, Johanna, Anthony Hope
Final Scene………..Anthony Hope, Beggar Woman,
                                 Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin,
                          Mrs. Lovett, Johanna, Tobias Ragg
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Reprise)….Company

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