Annaleigh Ashford Josh Groban Sweeney Todd
Annaleigh Ashford Josh Groban Sweeney Todd

Josh Groban & Annaleigh Ashford to Lead Broadway Revival of Sweeney Todd

Josh Groban will be swinging a razor wide this spring on Broadway. Tony and Grammy-nominated multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban will return to Broadway in new revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, playing the titular character alongside Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford as Mrs. Lovett.

The revival, directed by Hamilton‘s Thomas Kail, will begin previews on February 26, 2023, ahead of an official opening March 26, 2023, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Tickets will go on sale to the public on September 19, 2022.

For the first time since 1980, Broadway audiences will experience Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning score as it was performed in the original production—with Jonathan Tunick’s original 26-player orchestration on an epic scale. Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton) helms the return of this musical thriller starring Tony and Grammy nominee Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) as Sweeney Todd, and Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park with George, Kinky Boots) as Mrs. Lovett.

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd was the winner of eight 1980 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, and Best Direction for Hal Prince. Its London premiere won the 1980 Olivier Award for Best Musical.

Tony winner Alex Lacamoire will serve as Music Supervisor, and Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett choreographs with set design by Tony Award winner Mimi Lien, costume design by Tony Award nominee Emilio Sosa, lighting design by seven-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz and sound design by Tony Award winner Nevin Steinberg. Casting is by The Telsey Office. Baseline Theatrical serves as General Manager.

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s landmark musical tells the tale of a resourceful pie shop owner and a vengeful barber out for blood. After he’s sent away by a corrupt judge, Sweeney returns to London years later seeking his long-lost family, and forms an unlikely partnership with Mrs. Lovett, who serves up pies underneath his former shop. Together, they wreak havoc on Fleet Street and serve up the hottest – and most unsettling – pies in London.

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