THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Hands on a Hardbody Lyricist-Composer Amanda Green Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

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20 Mar 2013



Sweeney Todd


"My all-time favorite musical. The version for me is and will always be Hal Prince's original production. That beehive drop cloth of English society. Len Cariou, Angela Lansbury, Victor Garber! Lonny Price's magnificent concert version was also seminal – with a magnificent George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald and Neil Patrick Harris.

I have seen four different productions of it, as well as the film version – which I’m sure sets no record, but still. I memorized it growing up, and my stepdaughters were weaned on it. I remember them drawing crayon stick figure Mrs. Lovetts and Sweeney and his razor – which I sent to Steve Sondheim."


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