“More hot pies!” demand cheering critics and audiences after seeing Tooting Arts Club’s acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s masterpiece, Sweeney Todd, which opened in New York on March 1st at the historic Barrow Street Theatre—exactly 38 years to the day from the original Broadway production.
In London, the environmental staging originally took place in a real, fully-operational historical pie shop called Harrington’s Pie & Mash, before moving to the West End in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh. Now, the producing team of Rachel Edwards, Jenny Gersten, Greg Nobile, Jana Shea and Nate Koch have meticulously recreated the Harrington’s shop at the Barrow Street Theater in the Village, right down to the peeling paint on the walls. You can even order a pre-show meat pie—if you’ve got the guts. We bet Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett would love it!
“THE MOST FRIGHTENING SWEENEY TODD I’VE SEEN. SONDHEIM HAS HEARTILY ENDORSED THIS PRODUCTION. SO DO I.”
-New York Magazine
“***** CRITICS’ PICK! A BLOODY WONDER. THIS THRILLING, OVERWHELMING SWEENEY IS A FULL-COURSE MEAL.”
-Time Out New York
“THRILLING! A BLOODY GOOD TIME.”
“THE MOST FRIGHTENING SWEENEY TODD I’VE SEEN.”
-New York Magazine/Vulture
“A MUST SEE!”
-The New York Times
“SEE THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME PRODUCTION AT ALL COSTS!”
“A TREAT FOR ALL OF THE SENSES, EVEN TASTE!”
-WNBC New York
The production has now officially extended through December 31st due to popular demand.