Sunday, March 01, 2009

Attend the 30th Anniversary of Sweeney Todd

30 years ago today, Sweeney Todd opened at the Uris Theatre. It ran for 557 performances and earned the 1979 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book by Hugh Wheeler, Best Original Score by Stephen Sondheim, Best Actor in a Musical by Len Cariou, Best Actress in a Musical by Angela Lansbury, Best Scenic Design by Eugene Lee, Best Costume Design by Franne Lee, Best Direction of a Musical by Harold Prince. Ken Jennings and Sarah Rice also won Theatre World Awards. During its successful tour starring Angela Lansbury and George Hearn, it was filmed for tv in 1982. Angela and George and the show won Cable Ace Awards. George and the show won Emmy Awards. It has been revived on Broadway twice and reincarnated as a full feature movie in 2007 starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

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