Sweeney Todd, the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler musical, celebrates its anniversary March 1. The production, directed by Harold Prince, opened on Broadway at the Uris Theatre March 1, 1979. Starring Len Cariou as the title character and Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd tells the story of a barber who was unjustly imprisoned for years by a corrupt judge and returns to England bent on revenge.
The production also featured Victor Garber as Anthony Hope, Ken Jennings as Tobias Ragg, Merle Louise as the Beggar Woman, Edmund Lyndeck as Judge Turpin, Sarah Rice as Johanna, Joaquin Romaguera as Pirelli, and Jack Eric Williams as the Beadle.
Flip through photos of the production below: