The concert, which celebrated the 60-year anniversary of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, also starred Mark Stone in the title role and Jane Henschel as Mrs. Lovett. Ulf Schirmer conducted the orchestra. The evening also featured the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
To purchase the two-CD English-language recording of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," click here. This marks the first recording of the Sondheim work by a German opera company.
The latest Broadway staging of Sweeney Todd began previews Oct. 3, 2005, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, opened Nov. 3 and played 349 performances and 35 previews before closing Sept. 6, 2006. Director Doyle as well as orchestrator Sarah Travis took home 2006 Tony Awards for their work.
Considered one of Sondheim's masterpieces, Sweeney Todd originally premiered at Broadway's Uris Theatre on Feb. 6, 1979, with a cast led by Len Cariou (Sweeney) and Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Lovett), who both nabbed Tony Awards for their roles. Harold Prince directed the production, which was awarded the 1979 Tony for Best Musical. A 1989 revival at Circle in the Square Theatre featured Beauty and the Beast's Beth Fowler as Mrs. Lovett and former Evita star Bob Gunton as the man who returns to London to avenge the death of his wife.
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