Norm Lewis, Carolee Carmello to star in 'Sweeney Todd'

By Karen Butler  |  Nov. 24, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Broadway icons Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello will take over the lead roles in Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street this spring.

British stage stars Jeremy Secomb and Siobhán McCarthy will play the homicidal, title character and his accomplice Mrs. Lovett respectively when the Tooting Arts Club production premieres in New York Feb. 14.

Lewis and Carmello will play the nefarious characters, starting April 11.

"This production of the classic tale of blood-thirsty barber Sweeney Todd and resourceful, pie-shop proprietress Mrs. Lovett immerses audiences in a completely new theatrical experience," a press release noted. "This Sweeney Todd comes to New York City following sold-out runs in London where the show debuted in Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, the oldest continuously operating pie shop in the city, before transferring -- by special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh -- to a West End venue on Shaftesbury Avenue. The working pie-shop environment will be re-created at the Barrow Street Theatre [in Manhattan.]"

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