Boston's Lyric Stage Casts Its Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett and More For Season Opener

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced casting for its season opener, Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, directed by Spiro Veloudos, starting Sept. 5.

The cast includes actors Christopher Chew as Sweeney Todd, Amelia Broome as Mrs. Lovett, Sam Simahk as Anthony Hope, Meghan LaFlam as Joanna, Phil Tayler as Tobias Ragg, Paul Soper as Judge Turpin, Remo Airaldi as the Beadle, Lisa Yuen as Beggar Woman, Davron S. Monroe as Adolfo Pirelli and Rishi Basu as Jonas Fogg.

Rounding out the ensemble are Teresa Winner Blume, Shonna Cirone, Serge Clivio, Christina English, Sarah Kornfeld, Aaron Michael Ray and Matt Spano.

Lyric Stage's wide-ranging season also includes  Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl, directed by A. Nora Long (Sept. 5 – Oct. 11);  The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch, directed by Larry Coen (Oct. 17 – Nov. 9); Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins by Margaret and Allison Engel, directed by Spiro Veloudos (Jan. 2-31);  Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage, directed by Summer L. Williams (Feb. 13 – March 14);  Light Up the Sky  by Moss Hart, directed by Scott Edmiston(May 8 – June 6) and  one more show yet to be announced.

Single tickets for the production go on sale Aug. 1, and start at $25.

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