Tony winners Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster will take over as the stars of Broadway‘s hit revival Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for a limited engagement beginning in February, producer Jeffrey Seller confirmed today.
As previously announced, Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford will play their final performances as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Tveit and Foster will begin performances on Friday, February 9, 2024, for 12 weeks only. Their final performance will be Sunday May 5.
A first-look photo of Tveit and Foster in character was released today.
Tveit won a 2020 Tony Award for his performance in Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and previously appeared on Broadway in Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal, Wicked and Hairspray. He be seen in both seasons of the Apple TV+ musical comedy series Schmigadoon, with additional film and TV credits including Grease: Live, One Royal Holiday, American Horror Stories, The Good Fight, and others.
Foster is a two-time Tony winner (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) who most recently appeared on Broadway in a Tony-nominated performance opposite Hugh Jackman in The Music Man. She’ll next be seen leading the New York City Center Encores! adaptation of Once Upon a Mattress as Princess Winnifred in January. Other Broadway credits include Violet, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Les Misérables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease. On television, she led the TV Land series Younger for seven seasons.
The revival of Sweeney Todd, which features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, is directed by Thomas Kail. It began previews Feb. 26 and opened March 26.