Monday, April 15, 2024

“Sweeney Todd” Officially Returning to Broadway, with Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford


Here it is, the poster for “Sweeney Todd.” My favorite musical is coming back to Broadway next spring with Josh Groban as Sweeney Todd and Annaleigh Ashford as Mrs. Lovett.

Looks like the announcement comes tomorrow at 10am. Thomas Kail is directing. (Can he get Michelle Williams to play Johanna?) Jeffrey Seller is the producer. It’s going to be something when “Sweeney” competes with “Into the Woods” for Best Revival of a Musical next year at the Tonys. Sondheim is smiling in heaven!

PS This one will cost $14 million and be worth every penny.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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