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The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

 
Uris Theatre, (3/01/1979 - 6/29/1980)
First Preview: Feb 06, 1979 Total Previews: 19
Opening Date: Mar 01, 1979    
Closing Date: Jun 29, 1980 Total Performances: 557

Category: Musical, Thriller, Original, Broadway
Setting: The 19th Century. London. Fleet Street and environs.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards; Produced in association with Dean Manos and Judy Manos; Associate Producer: Marc Howard
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Assistant Musical Dir.: Les Scott
Directed by Harold Prince; Dance and movement by Larry Fuller
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Franne Lee; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair and Wig Design by Lyn Quiyou; Make-Up Design by Barbara Kelly; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Assistant to Mr. Lee: Darrell Keister; Associate to Ms. Lee: Karen Roston; Assistant to Ms. Lee: Carr Garnett; Assistant to Mr. Billington: Marcia Madeira
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Drew Murphy; Management Associate: Douglas C. Baker
Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Ruth E. Rinklin; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arthur Masella; Technical Director: Arthur Siccardi
Music published by Tommy Valando; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller; Rehearsal Pianist: Clay Fullum and Jim Stenborg
Assistant to Mr. Prince: Ruth Mitchell; Assistant to the Producers: Jerry Sirchia and Sam Crothers; Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Duane Bodin; Casting: Joanna Merlin; Advertising: The Entertainment Group of J.W.T.; Logo Design by Fraver
Cast
Len CariouSweeney Todd
Angela LansburyMrs. Lovett
Victor GarberAnthony Hope
Ken JenningsTobias Ragg
Merle LouiseBeggar Woman
Edmund LyndeckJudge Turpin
Sarah RiceJohanna
Joaquin RomagueraPirelli
Jack Eric WilliamsThe Beadle
Duane BodinMember of The Company
Walter CharlesMember of The Company
Carole DoscherMember of The Company
Nancy EatonMember of The Company
Mary-Pat GreenMember of The Company
Cris GroenendaalMember of The Company
Skip HarrisMember of The Company
Marthe IhdeMember of The Company
Betsy JoslynMember of The Company
Nancy KillmerMember of The Company
Frank KopycMember of The Company
Spain LogueMember of The Company
Craig LucasMember of The Company
Pamela McLernonMember of The Company
Duane MorrisMember of The Company
Robert OusleyJonas Fogg
Member of The Company
Richard Warren PughMember of The Company
Maggie TaskMember of The Company
Swings: Robert Hendersen and Heather B. Withers
Understudies: Walter Charles (Sweeney Todd), Cris Groenendaal (Anthony Hope), Skip Harris (Tobias Ragg), Betsy Joslyn (Johanna), Frank Kopyc (Pirelli), Pamela McLernon (Beggar Woman), Robert Ousley (Judge Turpin), Richard Warren Pugh (The Beadle) and Maggie Task (Mrs. Lovett)
Theatre World
winner 1979 Award [recipient] 
  Ken Jennings
winner 1979 Award [recipient] 
  Sarah Rice
Tony Award®
winner 1979 Best Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Richard Barr , Charles Woodward , Robert Fryer , Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards
winner 1979 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 
 Book by Hugh Wheeler
winner 1979 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Music by Stephen Sondheim ;  Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
winner 1979 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Len Cariou
winner 1979 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Angela Lansbury
winner 1979 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Eugene Lee
winner 1979 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Franne Lee
 1979 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Ken Billington
winner 1979 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Harold Prince
Drama Desk Award
winner 1979 Outstanding Musical [winner] 
 Produced by Richard Barr , Charles Woodward , Robert Fryer , Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards
winner 1979 Outstanding Book [winner] 
 Book by Hugh Wheeler
winner 1979 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Len Cariou
winner 1979 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Angela Lansbury
winner 1979 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Ken Jennings
winner 1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Merle Louise
 1979 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Larry Fuller
winner 1979 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 
 Directed by Harold Prince
winner 1979 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 
 Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
winner 1979 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Stephen Sondheim
 1979 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Franne Lee
 1979 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Ken Billington
 1979 Outstanding Set Design [nominee] 
 Scenic Design by Eugene Lee
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
The Ballad of Sweeney ToddCompany
No Place Like LondonAnthony Hope, Sweeney Todd and Beggar Woman
The Barber and His WifeSweeney Todd
The Worst Pies In LondonMrs. Lovett
Poor ThingMrs. Lovett
My FriendsSweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett
Green Finch and Linnet BirdJohanna
Ah, MissAnthony Hope and Beggar Woman
JohannaAnthony Hope
Pirelli's Miracle ElixirTobias Ragg, Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett and Company
The ContestPirelli
WaitMrs. Lovett
Kiss MeJohanna and Anthony Hope
Ladies in Their SensitivitiesThe Beadle
QuartetJohanna, Anthony Hope, The Beadle and Judge Turpin
Pretty Women Sweeney Todd and Judge Turpin
EpiphanySweeney Todd
A Little PriestSweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett
ACT 2 Sung By
God, That's Good!Tobias Ragg, Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Beggar Woman and Customers
Johanna (Reprise) Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd, Johanna and Beggar Woman
By the SeaMrs. Lovett
Not While I'm AroundTobias Ragg and Mrs. Lovett
Parlour SongsThe Beadle and Mrs. Lovett
City on FireLunatics, Johanna and Anthony Hope
Final SceneAnthony Hope, Beggar Woman, Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Mrs. Lovett, Johanna and Tobias Ragg
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Reprise) Company