Sweeney Todd

Which 1979 Broadway musical has the subtitle, "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street?"

  • A. Sweeney Todd
  • B. Chicago
  • C. Wicked
  • D. Little Shop of Horrors

61% of players knew the correct answer: A., Sweeney Todd

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd is a musical set in Victorian England, and tells the story of a murderous barber, who extracts revenge on unsuspecting people. It won eight Tony awards, and was made into a major motion picture in 2007.


Listen and learn more about today's topic with Murray and Tamika.

Question of the Day: Sweeney Todd
Debuting in 1979, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Luckily for us, our co-host Murray Horwitz is a Broadway veteran and chats with Tamika Smith about the brilliance and impact of the Demon Barber.

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