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Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster to Star in Sweeney Todd on Broadway

Two Tony Award winners are heading over to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It was announced today that Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Aaron Tveit will star as Sweeney Todd, and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will star as Mrs. Lovett in the Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Tveit and Foster will begin performances on Friday, February 9, 2024, for 12 weeks only. Their final performance will be Sunday, May 5, 2024. Tickets are available now on Broadway Direct, the primary ticketing provider for Sweeney Todd.

As previously announced, Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford will play their final performance as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit to star in Sweeney Todd. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit to star in Sweeney Todd. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Aaron Tveit is a Tony Award-winning theatre, television, and film actor. Most recently, Tveit earned a Tony Award for his performance in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. He also received an Outer Critics Circle honor for this role. Previously, Tveit was seen on Broadway in Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal (Helen Hayes Award), Wicked, and Hairspray. He also starred in the national tours of Hairspray and Rent. He is featured on the cast recordings for Catch Me If You Can and Next to Normal, as well as his solo album, The Radio In My Head: Live at 54 Below. Tveit can also be seen in both seasons of the Apple TV+ musical comedy series Schmigadoon. Additional film and TV appearances include Grease: Live, One Royal Holiday, Les Miserables, Out of Blue, Created Equal, Better Off Single, Undrafted, Premium Rush, Howl, Ghost Town, American Horror Stories, Audible and Broadway Video’s podcast Hit Job, Graceland, Braindead, The Good Fight, Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Ugly Betty, and Law & Order: SVU.

Sutton Foster is a two-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer who was most recently seen on stage as Marian Paroo in the acclaimed revival of The Music Man at the Winter Garden Theatre. Her performance earned her seventh Tony Award nomination as well as the coveted 2022 Drama League Distinguished Performance Award. Previously, Foster has also appeared on Broadway in Violet, Anything Goes (Tony Award), Shrek, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award), Les Misérables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease. Off-Broadway, Foster has been seen in Sweet Charity (The Pershing Square Signature Center), The Wild Party (City Center Encores!), Trust (Second Stage), and Anyone Can Whistle (City Center Encores!). In the summer of 2021, she reprised one of her most notable roles as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre in London in which she earned an Oliver Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. On television, Foster led the critically acclaimed Darren Star and TV Land series, Younger for seven seasons.

Directed by Thomas Kail, and featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with a book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street began performances on February 26, 2023, and opened on March 26, 2023, at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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