Joe Locke
Joe Locke

Heartstopper Star Joe Locke to Join Broadway Cast of Sweeney Todd

It was announced today that Joe Locke, the breakout star of Netflix’s Heartstopper, will make his Broadway debut this January in the hit revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Locke will star as Tobias beginning Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Locke is best known for his performance as Charlie Spring in Netflix’s Heartstopper, an adaptation of the webcomic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman. He made his professional stage debut in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Dawn King’s The Trials in 2022, for which he won the Best Professional Debut Award at this year’s What’s On Stage Awards. Next year, he will star alongside Kathryn Hahn, Aubrey Plaza, and Patti LuPone in Disney+/Marvel’s Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, based on the Marvel Comics character Agatha Harkness.

The revival currently stars Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban as Sweeney Todd and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford as Mrs. Lovett, now through Sunday, January 14, 2024. As recently announced, Tony Award winner Aaron Tveit and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster join the cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett on February 9, 2024.

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.

Tickets are available now on Broadway Direct, the primary ticketing provider for Sweeney Todd.

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