A New Sweeney Todd Transfers From a London Pie Shop to the Barrow Street Theatre
A mix of Broadway and London stage veterans come to New York in a new off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical.
In 2015, an intrepid group of actors performed a production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's iconic musical Sweeney Todd in a pie shop in the London suburb of Tooting. With stage vets Jeremy Secomb and Siobhán McCarthy heading the company as Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett, the work received so much acclaim — including from Sondheim himself — that it transferred to a larger venue in London's West End. Now, "Pie-shop Sweeney" is coming to New York's Barrow Street Theater, with a company that blends Secomb, McCarthy, and other members of the original company with New York stage favorites Brad Oscar, Betsy Morgan, and Matt Doyle. And there's pie to be had, too.