Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello Step Into Immersive ‘Sweeney Todd'

Tony Award nominees Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello will step into the off-Broadway immersive revival of Stephen Sondheim's Tony-winning "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," as the show's title star and the pie-making Mrs. Lovett, respectively. 

The production, which takes place in a working pie shop, comes from English theater company Tooling Arts Club -- which first staged the revival in the oldest continuously operating pie show in Britain (Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop) in 2014. 

With just eight actors, three musicians and an audience of just 32, the intimate production received rave reviews and was restaged the spring of the following year with the help of billionaire theater producer Cameron Mackintosh. 

Barrow Street Theatre is now bringing the production to New York --transforming its theatre into a working pie-shop environment in the process. 

Performances begin Feb. 14, 2017 with an opening night set for March 1. 

Original company members Jeremy Secomb, Siobhán McCarthy, Duncan Smith and Joseph Taylor will reprise their acclaimed performances for the first eight weeks of the production, departing April 9. Lewis and Carmello -- as well as Jamie Jackson (as Judge Turpin) and John-Michael Lyles (as Tobias) -- will join April 11. 

The production is now scheduled to run through August 13. 

Directed by Bill Buckhurst, traditional pie and mash will be served prior to the performance. 

The 1979 musical -- which features a score by Sondheim with a book by Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond -- was last seen in the Big Apple on Broadway in 2005. That production featured a stripped down staging of the tale, by director John Doyle. Tony winners Patti LuPone and Michael Cerveris starred. 

"Sweeney Todd" was also adapted into a 2007 film starring Johnny Depp and directed by his frequent collaborator Tim Burton. 

For more information on the Barrow Street Theatre's upcoming revival, visit www.SweeneyToddNYC.com.

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