‘Sweeney Todd’ Sets Broadway Closing Date

As expected, Broadway’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will end its run this spring when stars Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster conclude their limited 12-week engagements on May 5.

Tveit and Foster have been playing the roles of Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett, respectively, since last month, having replaced original stars Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford. While box office figures since the new leads took over remain strong, average attendance has slipped from the previous sell-out numbers to around 90% of capacity in most recent weeks.

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According to a show spokesperson, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was originally intended to conclude its run in January 2024 following the departures of Groban and Ashford, but extended through May 5 with the castings of the popular Tveit and Foster, who began performances Friday February 9.

In addition to Tveit and Foster, the replacement cast also includes Heartstopper actor Joe Locke, who took over the role of Tobias from Gaten Matarazzo.

The musical revival is planning a 2025 national tour. Casting has not been announced.

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