Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sweeney Todd: Run extended at Barrow Street Theater through December 31

Have you seen the tale of Sweeney Todd? The revival of this production is fantastic and immersive.  The show takes place in a "pie shop" (the Barrow Street Theater) and the actors  chat you up, dance on your table, offer you a shave, and hiss at you to move if you're in the way. Great, scary, funny performances, especially by Sally Ann Triplett as Mrs. Lovett, John Rapson as Beadle Bamford, Zachary Noah Piser as Tobias, and Thom Sesma as Sweeney Todd. We ordered the meat pies and mash---the chicken pie was fine (it tasted like Campbell's chicken soup) but the potato mash was buttery and delicious. You're not going for the food, you're going for the performance. That said, it was fun to eat with the other theater-goers---and the cast sat down with us while we ate, which was a thrill.

If you get there early, stop by The Spaniard, down the street block on West 4th street, for a glass of charonnay and a side of roasted Brussels sprouts.

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