Samantha Pollino, Timothy Hughes, Raymond J. Lee, More join SWEENEY TODD Ensemble 

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Samantha Pollino, Timothy Hughes, and Raymond J. Lee

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Dan Meyer
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January 5, 2023 10:31 AM
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Some of Broadway’s favorite company members are coming to Fleet Street. The ensemble for the revival of Sweeney Todd will feature folks like Hamilton alum Samantha Pollino, Hadestown worker Timothy Hughes, and Groundhog Day shaker Raymond J. Lee.

The full cast will include Galyana Castillo (Waitress), Jonathan Christopher (Hamilton), Dwayne Cooper (Motown), Kyrie Courter (Ragtime), Taeler Cyrus (Wicked), Paul-Jordan Jansen (Beauty and the Beast), Alicia Kaori (The King and  I), Michael Kuhn (Le nozze di Figaro), Patricia Phillips (The Phantom of the Opera), Mia Pinero (West Side Story), Lexi Rabadi (Beauty and the Beast), Nathan Salstone (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Kristie Dale Sanders (Oklahoma!), Stephen Tewksbury (The Phantom of the Opera), Daniel Torres (The Music Man), Felix Torrez-Ponce (Newsies), DeLaney Westfall (Kinky Boots) and Hennessy Winkler (Oklahoma!).

As previously announced, Josh Groban will play the title character while Annaleigh Ashford will play Mrs. Lovett.  Previews begin February 26 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. An opening night is set for March 26.

Rounding out the main cast are Jordan Fisher as Anthony, Gaten Matarazzo as Tobias, Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles as Beggar Woman, Maria Bilbao as Johanna, Jamie Jackson as Judge Turpin, John Rapson as Beadle Bamford, and Nicholas Christopher as Pirelli. Christopher will also serve as a standby for Sweeney Todd while Jeanna de Waal will standby for Mrs. Lovett and Beggar Woman.

Thomas Kail will direct the staging, which is set to include a 26-member orchestra. It will be the first time since 1980 that Jonathan Tunick’s original orchestrations will be played in a Broadway house.

With a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, Sweeney Todd is one of the composer-lyricist’s most recognizable titles thanks to its operatic highlights and soap opera delights. The story follows Benjamin Barker aka Sweeney Todd, who upon returning home from prison, sets out to exact revenge upon the judge who ruined his life. To stay afloat while the plan cooks, he works as a barber above a pie shop run by the daff-but-brilliant Mrs. Lovett. Together, they hatch a plan to keep their misdeeds under the radar.

The creative team features music supervisor Alex Lacamoire, choreographer Steven Hoggett, set designer Mimi Lien, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Natasha Katz, and sound designer Nevin Steinberg. The production stage manager is Cody Renard Richard, casting is by The Telsey Office, and Baseline Theatrical serves as general manager, with Jeffrey Seller as lead producer. 

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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