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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert (2001)

This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber, returns to his hometown in London after escaping ... See full summary »

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This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber, returns to his hometown in London after escaping from a prison in Australia with help from a young sailor named Anthony. Now Sweeney Todd, he returns to his home where he and his wife Lucie and daughter Johanna used to live. When he arrives he meets Mrs. Nellie Lovett(Patti Lupone), a lonely woman who owns a down and out pie shop, and discovers that his wife has poisoned herself and the judge that unfairly punished him is responsible and the judge also has his daughter. So then Sweeney plots his revenge on the judge and his accomplice the Beadle and with help from Mrs. Lovett he re-opens his barber shop and vows to give the judge the closest shave he will ever know and give Mrs. Lovett a tasty new ingredient for her homemade meat pies. Written by Thomas

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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 »

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Sweeney Todd: To seek revenge may lead to Hell,
Mrs. Lovett: But everyone does it if seldom as well...
Sweeney ToddMrs. Lovett: As Sweeney... as Sweeney Todd. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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Version of Sweeney Todd (1928) See more »

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Performed by Timothy Nolen, George Hearn, and Davis Gaines
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Fabulous Production
17 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was fortunate to get really lousy seats for the Saturday evening taping in SF. I was also at the earlier taping in LA with Angela Lansbury & Hearn. Both productions were exceptional and both for different reasons. If you are a Sondheim fan either of these productions will thrill you. If you are just a Sondheim beginner start with "A Little Night Music" or "Into the Woods" as the music in this show is close to impossible to "sing-along" with


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