White House Pastry Chef Will Serve Immersive Experience for Sweeney Todd Revival

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Traditional “pie and mash” will be served prior to each performance of the environmental revival.
William "Bill" Yosses
William "Bill" Yosses

The upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s musical thriller Sweeney Todd will serve up authentic meat pies prior to each performance with the help of former White House executive pastry chef William “Bill” Yosses.

The Tooting Arts Club’s immersive production of Sweeney Todd, which was first staged in an actual London pie shop, will arrive at New York’s Barrow Street Theatre February 14, 2017. The Barrow Street Theatre is being transformed into a working pie shop especially for the production’s New York bow.

The show’s producers have enlisted Yosses to oversee the creation of the traditional Victorian dish, which includes a meat pie, along with mashed potato and hot parsley sauce (offered as an optional extra). Both meat and vegetarian pies will be offered.

In a statement, Yosses said he is “creating a modern and delicious version of the classic English ‘pie and mash’ dish.”

Casting for the eight-actor revival has not been announced. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 24. For early ticket access, visit SweeneyToddNYC.com.

Bill Buckhurst directs the production that is designed by Simon Kenny. An official opening has been set for March 1.

Benjamin Cox is music supervisor on the production that has been re-arranged for three musicians.

The revival is produced by Rachel Edwards, Jenny Gersten, Seaview Productions, and Nate Koch, executive producer, in association with Barrow Street Theatre.

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