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‘Sweeney Todd’ Broadway Revival to Play Final Performance in May

The Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will conclude its run this spring.

The production, which is currently starring Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rouge!, Fox’s Grease: Live) as Sweeney Todd and Sutton Foster (Younger, The Music Man) as Mrs. Lovett, will close on May 5, as the two leads end their 12-week run in the show.

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The musical, directed by Thomas Kail, began performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Feb. 26, 2023, and opened on March 26, with Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford in the starring roles. The production was originally meant to end in January 2024, at the end of their run, according to a spokesperson for the production, but was extended with the casting of Tveit and Foster.

The revival of Stephen Sondheim musical has done well at the box office, particularly with Groban and Ashford in the lead roles, when it often brought in close to $2 million per week, across seven performances. Grosses dipped in the transition, before Tveit and Foster stepped into the roles on Feb. 9. Since then grosses have risen, with the show bringing in $1.2 million in the week ended March 3 and playing to 89 percent capacity.

In addition to Tveit and Foster, the production currently stars Joe Locke as Tobias Ragg and Ruthie Ann Miles as the Beggar Woman and features a 26-piece orchestra. The show, produced by Jeffrey Seller, has been announced to embark on a national tour in spring 2025.

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