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Live from Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd
was featured in the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival.
Premiere Date: September 26, 2014
Throughout its 40-year history, Live from Lincoln Center has been a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, presenting the world’s greatest artists and performances in music, dance and theater from the New York institution’s renowned stages.
The New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, staged in March 2014 to a sold-out crowd at Avery Fisher Hall, tells the story of a barber who, with his romantically inclined landlady, Mrs. Lovett the piemaker, seeks vengeance on what he considers a merciless world. The remarkable cast features bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, with Christian Borle and many more. Multi-Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald hosts.
Live from Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd was produced by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and was presented by WNET.
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