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Sweeney Todd - Lonny Price - 2001


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Stephen Sondheim's Broadway masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a musical thriller of romance and revenge set in Victorian England. The work premiered to unanimous critical and audience acclaim in 1979 and went on to win 9 New York Drama Desk Awards and 8 Tony Awards.

 

In 2000, a staged concert version of the piece was mounted in New York City with a star-studded cast of Broadway's finest and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. That performance has been preserved on compact disc in a brilliant, Grammy-nominated recording.

 

In July of 2001, the concert edition of SWEENEY was presented at San Francisco's famed Davies Symphony Hall, again with Patti Lupone and George Hearn starring. The world-class San Francisco Symphony, under the direction of Rob Fisher, provided the accompaniment for this powerful, sold-out concert. This magnificent performance has been captured in its entirety on video with stunning clarity and rich multichannel sound.

 

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd!

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