Will London Sweeney Todd Come to Broadway?

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The current West End revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd may reach Broadway, according to Variety

The trade daily reported that the new rendition of the Sondheim classic has attracted the attention of New York producers and is now "all but certain to transfer to Broadway."

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and company recently extended their run to Feb. 5.

The show slashed its way from Newbury’s 216-seat Watermill Theatre to London’s newly created 400-seat Trafalgar Studios to the New Ambassadors, where it now plays.

The Watermill, which in recent years has become an important regional producing house, has previously sent The Gondoliers and Rose Rage to the British capital. As was the case with Gondoliers, the production of Sweeney employs a cast of actor-musicians directed by John Doyle, who also designs.

The nine cast members include Paul Hegarty as Sweeney, Karen Mann as Mrs. Lovett, Michael Howcroft as Beadle, Rebecca Jackson as the Beggar Woman, Stephanie Jacob as Pirelli, Rebecca Jenkins as Johanna, Sam Kenyon as Tobias, David Ricardo-Pearce as Anthony and Colin Wakefield as the Judge. Arrangements and musical direction are by Sarah Travis with lighting by Richard G.Jones. The production opened in February 2004 at the Watermill to mark the 25th anniversary of Sweeney Todd and has since completed a national tour. It’s produced in London by Kenwright, the Ambassador Theatre Group and Maidstone Productions.

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