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Broadway’s Meat Pie Musical, Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster Slice into Sweeney Todd

Broadway’s in for a treat as two theatrical powerhouses, Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster, are set to take Fleet Street by storm in the revival of “Sweeney Todd.”

Wait until you see this dynamic duo tearing up the stage if you thought meat pies were just savory treats. You have 12 weeks to reserve your place in the gory barber’s chair, with performances beginning on February 9, 2024, and a grand finale planned for May 5.

We can say that the stage torch is being passed, or rather, sliced, because of the incredible Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, who have been making audiences gasp and shudder in their parts.

Groban and Ashford, who were nominated for Tony Awards for their riveting performances, will leave behind some enormous meat pies (and shoes) when they retire on January 14.

Since its 2023 revival, Stephen Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece has enthralled audiences at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre under the direction of Thomas Kail, who is best known for his work on the epic “Hamilton.”

The show has garnered applause from critics and is enjoying a full house at every performance, earning it not one but two Tony Awards. Bravo, Mr. Sondheim!

For the uninitiated (or those with a strong stomach), “Sweeney Todd” unfolds the sinister tale of a vengeful barber who returns to London to seek justice and his family, with a dash of revenge and a side of peculiar pies.

Who’s responsible for these meaty treats? None other than the resourceful Mrs. Lovett, our partner-in-crime and purveyor of the finest (and perhaps not-so-finest) meat pies in town.

Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster
Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster

The show made its gruesome debut on Broadway in 1979, with the eerie aroma lingering through multiple revivals and even a chilling film adaptation starring Johnny Depp.

Broadway’s Terrifying Twosome

Aaron, fresh from his Tony win for “Moulin Rouge: The Musical,” is no stranger to the bright lights of Broadway. With an impressive list of credits, including “Catch Me If You Can,” “Next to Normal,” “Wicked,” and “Hairspray,” he’s like the Swiss Army knife of musical theater.

Plus, his TV and film resume is just as impressive, with notable appearances in “Schmigadoon,” “Grease: Live,” “Les Miserables,” and “Gossip Girl.” If anyone can make you crave meat pies and high notes simultaneously, it’s Aaron.

And then there’s the marvelous Sutton Foster. If you haven’t been living under a theater-sized rock, you know that Sutton is a Broadway legend. Her latest stint opposite Hugh Jackman in the sold-out revival of “The Music Man” was nothing short of spectacular.

Soon, you can catch her as Princess Winnifred in “Once Upon a Mattress” before she dons her apron and takes the stage at “Sweeney Todd.” With two Tony wins for “Anything Goes” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and a list of hit shows that includes “Les Miserables,” “Annie,” and “Grease,” Sutton’s a force to be reckoned with.

Did we mention she also headlined the popular sitcom “Younger”? She’s the triple-threat actress, singer, and comedienne who’s ready to serve up some killer performances.

So, if you’re looking for an evening of suspense, sinister shenanigans, and sensational singing, be sure to snag a seat at “Sweeney Todd” as Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster take over the gruesome and gastronomical world of Fleet Street.

The Barber and Mrs. Lovett are about to carve their names into Broadway history, and it’s going to be a cut above the rest.

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