Murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge. Live From Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleetstreet kicks off the PBS Fall Arts Festival Friday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
The New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleetstreet, was staged in March 2014 to a sold-out crowd at Avery Fisher Hall. Sweeney Todd tells the story of the eponymous barber who, with his romantically inclined landlady, Mrs. Lovett the pie maker, seeks vengeance on what he considers a merciless world. The cast features bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett.