Well, this is good news.
We knew that Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford were leaving “Sweeney Todd” on January 14, 2024. It’s a shame, but they’re probably exhausted.
Now comes word that Tony winners Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit are coming in to play Mrs. Lovett and Benjamin Barker, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
The producers pulled off a coup because usually big stars don’t want to take over parts if they can’t get Tony nominations. But these two probably just wanted to be in “Sweeney Todd.” I mean, who doesn’t?
The new duo starts February 9th after Foster finishes up an Encores! at City Center of “Once Upon a Mattress.” I guess the understudies will hold forth through January. No word yet on who will play Tobias. Gaten Matarazzo has to get back to “Stranger Things” and is leaving soon.
I could see “Sweeney Todd” once a month and be happy. Keep going, guys!