Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Summary
Hugh Wheeler

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Summary

The story of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street first appeared in the 1830s in England and was soon adapted for the London stage. When Stephen Sondheim, the celebrated producer of hit Broadway musicals, saw a version of the play in London in the mid 1970s, he asked Hugh Wheeler to collaborate with him on a musical adaptation. When the new Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979, it became an instant hit and...

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