Sweeney Todd (Broadway, Gershwin Theatre, 1979) | Playbill

Sweeney Todd

Broadway
Musical
Drama
Original


SYNOPSIS:

An indisputable masterpiece by one of America’s greatest Broadway composers and lyricists, this is a heart-pounding thriller that also delights and amazes. Filled with diabolical humor and extraordinary music, the eight-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of an exiled barber’s quest to avenge the wrongs unfairly done to him and his family by a corrupt system of justice. Sweeney Todd is a beautiful, soaring, dark comedy filled with stunning terror that will leave you wanting more!

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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1979 Outstanding Choreography Nominee
1979 Outstanding Costume Design Nominee
1979 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Winner
1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Winner
1979 Outstanding Lighting Design Nominee
1979 Outstanding Lyrics Winner
1979 Outstanding Music Winner
1979 Outstanding Set Design Nominee
1979 Outstanding Book of a Musical Winner
1979 Outstanding Musical Winner
1979 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Winner
1979 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Winner
1979 Outstanding Director of a Musical Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1979 Best Musical Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1979 Outstanding New Broadway Musical Winner
Theatre World Awards
1979 Theatre World Award Winner
1979 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1979 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Winner
1979 Best Actor in a Musical Winner
1979 Best Actress in a Musical Winner
1979 Best Book of a Musical Winner
1979 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Winner
1979 Best Direction of a Musical Winner
1979 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1979 Best Original Score Winner
1979 Musical Winner
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