Broadway Revival of Sondheim's Musical Thriller Sweeney Todd at A.C.T.
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The last date listed for Sweeney Todd was Saturday October 13, 2007 / 2:00pm (matinee).
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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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Featured review from J.
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Very creative (and macabre) musical and well done. Unfortunately, I was sitting in the second balcony which made for a less-than-stellar listening and viewing experience. The theater apparently does make listening devices available, but I would recommend against sitting so high up.
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Winner of two 2006 Tony Awards
“One helluva show!” —New York Times
“In this dark and dazzling reinvention, Sweeney Todd stakes its claim as the gold standard for the next hundred years.” —Rolling Stone
The hit Broadway revival of Sondheim’s musical thriller arrives at A.C.T.. In this visionary and reimagined production of Sweeney Todd, the legendary demon barber of Fleet Street still serves up his justice vigilante-style, but director John Doyle has created an edgier, stripped-down staging of Sondheim’s masterpiece complete with a multitalented cast of actors playing all the instruments onstage. The intimate result delivers wicked pleasure in a chilling evening of theater that “burrows into your thoughts with a poisoned seductiveness” (New York Times). With its naughty humor and infectious melodies, Sweeney Todd knows how to show you a bloody good time!
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed and designed by John Doyle