The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is back!
The revival of the late Stephen Sondheim musical “Sweeney Todd,” starring singer Josh Groban, was announced Tuesday and will hit Broadway sometime in the spring, Covering Broadway Magazine.
The production will see Groban, 41, play the devilish hairdresser himself, while his pie baking helper Mrs Lovett will be played by Annaleigh Ashford. The production will be directed by “Hamilton” alum Thomas Kyle.
“Sweeney Todd” tells the story of a barber in Victorian London seeking revenge, who commits a gruesome murder and uses his business partner Lady Lovett to help dispose of the victim’s body.
The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1979, starring Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury, and has been repeated off-Broadway several times over the years, including an immersive experience in 2016.
In 2007, the musical was adapted into a film starring Helena Burton Carter and Johnny Depp.
The revival is the latest in a series of musicals by Stephen Sondheim that have graced the great White Road since the composer’s death in 2021.
Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” opened with limited participation at St. James’ Theatre in July, while the Tony Award-winning “Company” revival ended its run recently.
announced last Wednesday, Another Sondheim musical revival “We Go Joyfully,” starring “Harry Potter” alum Daniel Radcliffe and “Hamilton” star Jonathan Groff, will premiere in November.
The producers of “Sweeney Todd” have yet to give an exact date when the show is expected to open.