Look Back at 39 Years of Sweeney Todd

Archival Photos   Look Back at 39 Years of Sweeney Todd
Look through the many faces of Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett, and the other Fleet Street residents.

The original production of Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway March 1, 1979, at the Uris Theatre. The show, featuring music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, was directed by Harold Prince and starred Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. The production received eight Tony Awards in 1979—including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score—as well as 11 Drama Desk Awards and the Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical. It went on to be revived twice on Broadway and adapted into a 2007 film, in addition to the currently running Off-Broadway production.

Flip through the many different productions of the show below:

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