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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 »
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Won Primetime Emmy. See more »
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A Defiant Musical & A Fine Production 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:
[last lines]
Sweeney Todd:To seek revenge may lead to Hell,
Mrs. Lovett:But everyone does it if seldom as well...
Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett:As Sweeney... as Sweeney Todd. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Tale of Sweeney Todd (1997) (TV)See more »
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EpiphanySee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Defiant Musical & A Fine Production, 24 December 2001

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street" In Concert, which aired Halloween night on PBS, is a truly splendid sight for those who know songs like "Worst Pies In London," "Pretty Women," and the show-stopping "Little Priest" by heart. Stephen Sondheim is a musical Renaissance man, and Jonathan Tunick's orchestrations are magnificent. George Hearn is a wonderful Sweeney, and Patti Lupone, even though she looses her British accent in a few places, is lively and attractive as Mrs. Lovett. Everyone else, including Neil Patrick Harris and his surprising singing voice, is wonderful! The style of the production - everyone dressing in black, the blood-red sheet, etc. - are very appropriate for the show. See this show! Only thing this reviewer would inquire is that they could've included more of Hugh Wheeler's clever dialogue. Otherwise, "Sweeney Todd" is a show that needs to be seen more by anyone looking for a good time, and to have their ears blessed by Stephen Sondheim's definitive score! "God, That's good!"

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