Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Circle in the Square Theatre

Previews Began: August 5, 1989

Opening Night: September 14, 1989

Closing Night: February 25, 1990

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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……………Beadle Bamford
Quartet……Johanna, Anthony Hope, Beadle Bamford,
                                                                              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
Wigmaker Sequence……Sweeney Todd, Anthony Hope,
                                                                                        Quintet
Not While I’m Around…………Tobias Ragg, Mrs. Lovett
Parlour Songs……………..Beadle Bamford, Mrs. Lovett
City on Fire………………………………………..Company
The Judge’s Return……….Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin
Final Scene………………………………………..Company

CAST

Beth Fowler                                                            Mrs. Lovett
Bob Gunton                                                       Sweeney Todd
David Barron                                                      Judge Turpin
SuEllen Estey                                                 Beggar Woman
Tony Gilbert                                                           Jonas Fogg
Ted Keegan                                                              Bird Seller
Gretchen Kingsley                                                     Johanna
Eddie Korbich                                                       Tobias Ragg
David E. Mallard                                                     Policeman
Michael McCarty                                          Beadle Bamford
Bill Nabel                                                            Adolfo Pirelli
Mary Phillips                                                      Mrs. Mooney
Sylvia Rhyne                                                                       Dora
Jim Walton                                                       Anthony Hope

Standby: David Chaney (Sweeney Todd), R. F. Daley (Sweeney Todd/Jonas Fogg/Bird Seller), Franc D’Ambrosio (Tobias Ragg/Anthony Hope/Adolfo Pirelli), Tony Gilbert (Judge Turpin), Rebecca Judd (Beggar Woman), Ted Keegan (Anthony Hope), Carol Logan (Johanna, Dora), David E. Mallard (Tobias Ragg), Annie McGreevey (Mrs. Lovett, Beggar Woman), Bill Nabel (Beadle Bamford), Sylvia Rhyne (Beggar Woman/Johanna), David Vosburgh (Beadle Bamford, Adolfo Pirelli)

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