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Writer:
Hugh Wheeler (book)
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Release Date:
31 October 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Sheer brilliance! See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Lonny Price 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Wheeler (book)

Produced by
Ellen Krass .... co-executive producer (as Ellen M. Krass)
Iris Merlis .... producer
Chase Mishkin .... executive producer
Morton Swinsky .... co-executive producer (as Mort Swinsky)
Jeff Thorsen .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Gary Bradley 
Jeremy Kasten 
 
Sound Department
James David Redding III .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Tcimpidis .... video controller
 
Music Department
Rob Fisher .... conductor
Stephen Sondheim .... music and lyrics by
Jonathan Tunick .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Cheryl Mergaert .... production accountant (2001)
Christine Murray .... content development
Ben Rimalower .... assistant to director
 

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150 min
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Trivia:
The original Broadway production starring Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou opened at the Uris Theater on February 6, 1979, ran for 557 performances and won the 1979 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book and Score.See more »
Quotes:
Beadle:Mr. Todd. Strange, sir. It seems your face is known to me.
Mrs. Lovett:Him?
[laughs]
Mrs. Lovett:That's a laugh, him being me uncle's cousin and arrived from Birmingham only yesterday.
Sweeney Todd:And yet already, I have heard Beadle Bamford spoken of with great respect.
Beadle:Well, sir, I do try for my neighbors. Fleet Street, eh? Above your pie shop, ma'am?
Mrs. Lovett:That's it, sir.
Beadle:Then, Mr. Todd, you shall surely be seing me before the week is out.
Sweeney Todd:You will be welcome, Beadle Bamford, and I guarantee to give you, without a penny's charge, the closest shave you will ever know.
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Version of Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
No Place Like LondonSee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Sheer brilliance!, 7 December 2004
Author: BestOfAllPossible from United States

This is a wonderful representation of this brilliant musical. The performances are all at peek energy and perfect characterization. Patti LuPone's voice and new spin on the classic character of Mrs. Lovett is the highlight of this concert, for me. She is moving, hysterical, coy, and her voice is always beautiful. George Hearn gives a wonderful reprise performance of the role he played so many years ago. All other performances are wonderfully acted and beautifully sung by both Broadway and opera singers. Lonny Price's new vision and direction for this concert is just about perfection. He uses minimal set, props and costumes, but still creates the atmosphere of the show. Also, the opera ensemble and symphonic orchestra only adds to the magnitude and beauty of the piece. This is a must-have for any Sweeney fan!

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