Think you know everything about Mr. Todd? Then maybe you can guess where Stephen Sondheim was originally inspired to write the musical adaptation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street….
A. A rare book found in the West Village of Manhattan.
B. A PBS television special on the “Penny Dreadful” Illustrations of Victorian England.
C. A play adaptation seen in London.
D. His family lineage.
Scroll past the Sweeney Todd (2005) revival cast at the Tony Awards, featuring Patti Lupone to find out the answer!
C. Sondheim was inspired to musicalize the horrific tale of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street after seeing Christopher Bond’s straight adaptation on stage in London in the early 1970’s.