Read Reviews for Immersive Sweeney Todd Off-Broadway

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Immersive Sweeney Todd Off-Broadway Critics review the intimate Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller that’s been reset within a working pie shop.
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Siobhán McCarthy and Jeremy Secomb Joan Marcus

The Tooting Arts Club’s immersive production of Sweeney Todd, which was first staged in an actual London pie shop, officially opens March 1 after beginning previews February 14 at New York’s Barrow Street Theatre. The Barrow Street Theatre has been completely transformed into a working pie shop especially for the production’s New York bow.

The initial eight weeks of the run feature British stage stars Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhán McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin), and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), who reprise their critically acclaimed performances through April 9.

Bill Buckhurst directs the production that is designed by Simon Kenny. The score for the intimate revival has been re-arranged for three musicians.

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amNY (Matt Windman)

Entertainment Weekly (Breanne L. Heldman)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)

Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

NBC New York (Robert Kahn)

Newsday (Linda Winer)

NJ.com (Christopher Kelly)

New York Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

New York Times (Ben Brantley)

Time Out New York (David Cote)

Vulture (Jesse Green)


The cast also includes Matt Doyle (as Anthony), Alex Finke (as Johanna), Betsy Morgan (as Pirelli & Beggar Woman), and Brad Oscar (as The Beadle) as well as Colin Anderson, David Michael Garry, Liz Pearce, and Monet Sabel, who will all perform with both companies.

Bill Buckhurst directs the production that is designed by Simon Kenny. An official opening has been set for March 1. The score for the intimate revival has been re-arranged for three musicians.

The creative team also includes set and costume designs by Simon Kenny, music supervision and arrangement by Benjamin Cox, music direction by Matt Aument, lighting design by Amy Mae, sound design by Matt Stine, casting by Telsey + Company / Cesar A. Rocha, CSA, and production stage management by Richard A. Hodge.

Sweeney Todd features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond.

Tickets are currently on sale through August 13. The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street, NYC.

Visit SweeneyToddNYC.com.

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