PBS presents Sweeney Todd in Concert

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 31 2001 1:00 AM ET

Gay composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's bloody triumph Sweeney Todd makes its way to PBS with the premiere of Sweeney Todd in Concert: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, premiering on Wednesday, October 31 (check local listings). The story tells the tale of Sweeney Todd, a London barber who lures his enemies into his chair so that he may slit their throats in revenge. Taped before a live audience in July, this concert production features George Hearn as Todd and Patti LuPone as Mrs. Lovett, backed by the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. For more information, visit www.pbs.org.