Emma Thompson in Sweeney Todd to be filmed

She’s having a HUGE hit in New York at the moment – and we Brits might get to see it too! Emma Thompson is currently the toast of Broadway in the New York Philharmonic’s production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – playing for only five shows  at Avery Fisher Hall (until 8 March 2014).

Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in rehearsals for Sweeney Todd. Photo ©2014 Chris Lee
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in rehearsals for Sweeney Todd. Photo ©2014 Chris Lee

And the gossip is that the show will be filmed for a Live From Lincoln Center PBS special, to be broadcast around the US soon – and released on DVD! Playing Mrs Lovett in the musical alongside Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel as Sweeney and Christian Borle as Pirelli, the show – and Thompson especially – have garnered some great buzz. It’s the first stage outing for Ms Thompson since her 1990 tour of King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream – and here’s hoping it is the start of new theatre work for the London-based star. The Live From Lincoln Center special will be hosted by five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and be televised on PBS stations in the US. More details on air dates and the DVD release to follow.


LONDON: Book tickets to Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel at the London Coliseum

New York Philharmonic Website – Sweeney Todd



📷 Main photo: Emma Thompson's star turn in Sweeney Todd will be televised and released on DVD

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4 thoughts on “Emma Thompson in Sweeney Todd to be filmed”

  1. Has this DVD ever been released? I have searched and searched for it. Do you have information on how to obtain it in US format?

    Thanks very much,


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