launch new series of shows in 2018-2019 with Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
PHOENIX, ARIZONA: The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) and Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) – a Resident Company at the Herberger Theater Center – continue their successful co-presenting partnership with the launch of the “Broadway at the Herberger” series to be presented at HTC during the 2018-2019 season.
Following the success of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast in 2017 and, most recently, Disney’s Mary Poppins (currently on stage at HTC through July 22), HTC and ABT will open the new series of shows this September with Stephen Sondheim’s musical theatre masterpiece, Sweeney Todd, running September 4-16, 2018.
“We wanted to kick-off this new series of shows at HTC with a show that perhaps isn’t produced very often, yet a show that represents our ongoing commitment to bring the highest quality Broadway-style entertainment to Downtown Phoenix,” said Kiel Klaphake, executive producer at ABT. “There are very few shows that embody that style of entertainment, or that define the genre of Musical Theatre, quite like Sweeney Todd, and we’re so excited to be partnering again with our friends at HTC on such a monumental production!” Mark Mettes, President & CEO of the Herberger Theater, had this to say, “We are very proud to continue this partnership with ABT to bring audiences what promises to be another entertaining and engaging production of the highest caliber.”
An indisputable masterpiece by America’s greatest living Broadway composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd is a heart-pounding thriller set on the seedy side streets of 19th century London. Filled with diabolical humor and extraordinary music, this eight-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of an exiled barber’s quest to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family by a lecherous judge. Featuring a brilliant score that includes “Pretty Women,” “A Little Priest,” and “Not While I’m Around,” Sweeney Todd is a beautiful, soaring black comedy filled with stunning terror that will keep audiences on the edge of their seat.
New York-based actor Tony Edgerton, last seen as The Beast in the 2017 ABT smash production of Beauty and The Beast, returns to the Herberger Theater Center in the title role of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
The “Broadway at the Herberger” series continues in 2019 with An American in Paris* (March 8-24, 2019) and The Addams Family* (July 12-28, 2019). For more information about these and other upcoming productions presented at the Herberger Theater Center, visit HerbergerTheater.org or call 602-252-8497.
*Show transfers to Herberger Theater Center following four-week runs at Arizona Broadway Theatre, located at 7701 W Paradise Ln., Peoria, AZ.