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This edition: Producing "Sweeney Todd" (1979)

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 1, 1979.

The panelists- “Sweeney Todd” producer Richard Barr, author Hugh Wheeler, and press agent Mary Bryant- discuss the musical “Sweeney Todd.” They go into detail about the production of “Sweeney Todd,” the success seen through the production, the many themes portrayed throughout the story, the casting and directing, and finally the origin of “Sweeney Todd.”

Guest List

Richard Barr President, League of New York Theatres

Mary Bryant Press Agent, “Sweeney Todd”

Jean Dalrymple Moderator, American Theatre Wing

Henry Hewes Board Member, American Theatre Wing

Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing

Hugh Wheeler Librettist/Playwright, “Sweeney Todd”, “A Little Night Music”