After so many scaled-down versions of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical Sweeney Todd in the last few decades, including John Doyle’s 2005 Broadway revival that not only reduced the cast to 10 but had them replacing the orchestra as well, it’s a treat to see the show on a grand (and Grand Guignol) scale once again. Director Thomas Kail’s new revival boasts a robust cast of 25 and an orchestra of 26 in a lush physical production that matches the broad reach of the music.

You can read my full review in the June/July issue of Musicals magazine, out May 26.