Original Production of 'Sweeney Todd' comes to BroadwayHD October 1st
BroadwayHD, the leading streaming platform for filmed theater is adding one of the first major filmed musicals from the 1980's - Sweeney Todd starring Angela Lansbury and George Hearn. The performance, which was filmed during the show's national tour, will join the streaming platform October 1st, 2019. Click here to watch 'Sweeney Todd' even before it arrives on the streaming platform!
One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile, in order to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney (George Hearn) swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate, Mrs. Lovett (Angela Lansbury), bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Based on the 1973 play of the same title, this version from 1982 stars Tony Award winners Angela Lansbury (Mame, Gypsy) and George Hearn (La Cage aux Folles, Sunset Boulevard). It features a lush score by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and is directed by Hal Prince, who died this past year, leaving behind a stunning legacy of work on Broadway--from Cabaret to The Phantom of the Opera.