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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Musical Lyrics

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street description

The music and lyrics written by S. Sondheim, libretto – by H. Wheeler at the eponymous play by C. Bond. The actor and writer, C. Bond has processed the finished piece, the text and meaning of which were pretty clumsy and unfit for the stage version, as for him. The author added morale and made from the main hero not just a cannibal psychopath, but a man who suffered at the hands of those in power taking the path of revenge. The complexity of the story and focus on the revenge he drew from the works of Alexandre Dumas.

After seeing the play on the stage in 1973, S. Sondheim immediately planned to put it into a horror musical. In addition to vocal numbers, the show contains dialogues in prose.

The premiere saw the light in the Uris Theatre, New York in 1979 with L. Cariou, A. Lansbury, M. Louise & S. Rice in the leading roles. Choreographer became L. Fuller, costumer – F. Lee, scenery maker – E. Lee. The musical was produced 557 times and was closed in 1980. Immediately after closure in Uris Theatre, the histrionics was launched in London in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in July 1980, exhibiting 157 performances. Starring: D. Quilley & S. Hancock in main roles. Libretto and staging have not been changed. The theatrical of J. Doyle was released on Broadway named ‘Circle in the Square’ in 2005.

The play has won numerous awards. In the year of release, it received 8 Tony Awards, including prizes for Best Musical, adaptation, music and libretto. The production in the USA was noted by NY Drama Critics Circle Award, and in the UK it has been rewarded with several Laurence Oliviers.

This spectacular also has television version, concert, opera, and the original Irish production. In 2007 was released the same-named film of Tim Burton with Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter in the lead roles. All the actors performed the vocals themselves, including supporting characters.
Release date: 1979
Last Update:July, 13th 2016

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Prologue) Lyrics
  3. No Place Like London Lyrics
  4. The Barber and His Wife Lyrics
  5. The Worst Pies in London Lyrics
  6. Poor Thing Lyrics
  7. My Friends Lyrics
  8. Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Reprise) Lyrics
  9. Green Finch and Linnet Bird Lyrics
  10. Ah, Miss Lyrics
  11. Johanna Lyrics
  12. Pirelli's Miracle Elixir Lyrics
  13. The Contest Lyrics
  14. Ballad of Sweeney Todd: Sweeney pondered and Sweeney planned Lyrics
  15. Wait Lyrics
  16. Pirelli's Death Lyrics
  17. Johanna (Judge's Song): Mea Culpa Lyrics
  18. Kiss Me Lyrics
  19. Ladies and their Sensibilities Lyrics
  20. Pretty Women Lyrics
  21. Epiphany Lyrics
  22. A Little Priest Lyrics
  23. Act 2
  24. God, That's Good Lyrics
  25. Johanna (Quartet) Lyrics
  26. By the Sea Lyrics
  27. Wigmaker's Sequence Lyrics
  28. Not While I'm Around Lyrics
  29. Parlor Songs Lyrics
  30. Final Sequence Lyrics
  31. Finale Lyrics

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