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Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet Street

Title
Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet Street [videorecording] / Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, in association with Dean and Judy Manos, present ; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by Hugh Wheeler, based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond ; [based on the play by George Dibdin Pitt] ; directed by Harold Prince ; dance and movement by Larry Fuller.
Publication
New York, [1979?]

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Additional Authors
  • Barr, Richard
  • Woodward, Charles
  • Fryer, Robert
  • Johnson, Mary Lea
  • Richards, Martin
  • Manos, Dean
  • Manos, Judy
  • Wheeler, Hugh, 1912-1987
  • Bond, C. G. (Christopher Godfrey), 1945-
  • Pitt, George Dibdin, 1799-1855.
  • Sondheim, Stephen.
  • Sondheim, Stephen
  • Prince, Harold, 1928-2019
  • Fuller, Larry
  • Lee, Eugene, 1939-
  • Billington, Ken, 1946-
  • Lee, Franne, 1941-
  • Tunick, Jonathan
  • Gemignani, Paul
  • Hall, Alan
  • Cariou, Len
  • Louise, Merle
  • Lansbury, Angela, 1925-2022
  • Lyndeck, Edmund
  • Williams, Jack Eric
  • Jennings, Ken
  • Romaguera, Joaquín
  • Ousley, Robert
  • Bodin, Duane
  • Charles, Walter
  • Doscher, Carole
  • Eaton, Nancy
  • Green, Mary-Pat
  • Groenendaal, Cris
  • Harris, Skip
  • Ihde, Marthe
  • Joslyn, Betsy, 1954-
  • Killmer, Nancy
  • Kopyc, Frank
  • Logue, Spain
  • Lucas, Craig
  • McLernon, Pamela
  • Morris, Duane
  • Pugh, Richard Warren
  • Task, Maggie
  • Withers, Heather B.
  • Hendersen, Robert
Description
3 videocassettes (147 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Stephen Sondheim.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Musicals.
Note
  • Copy of program available.
  • Credits derived from program and Archive's files.
  • Single camera version, probably shot from balcony.
  • Other versions available: NCOV 108, original cast; NCOV 854, a 1989 revival; NCOV 2695, the 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration revival, and NCOX 366, a made-for-television version.
  • Dim beginning; poor video and audio quality.
  • Adapted from the play, Sweeney Todd, by Christopher Bond, which was based on the original melodrama by George Dibdin Pitt.
  • Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet Street : a musical thriller opened at the Uris Theatre, New York, N.Y., March 1, 1979.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Production designed by Eugene Lee ; lighting designed by Ken Billington ; costumes designed by Franne Lee ; orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick ; musical director, Paul Gemignani ; prod. stage mgr., Alan Hall.
Performer (note)
  • Cris Groenendaal, Len Cariou, Merle Louise, Angela Lansbury, Edmund Lyndeck, Jack Eric Williams, Betsy Joslyn, Ken Jennings, Joaquin Romaguera, Robert Ousley, Duane Bodin, Walter Charles, Carole Doscher, Nancy Eaton, Mary-Pat Green, Skip Harris, Marthe Ihde, Nancy Killmer, Frank Kopyc, Spain Logue, Craig Lucas, Pamela McLernon, Duane Morris, Richard Warren Pugh, Maggie Task; swings: Heather B. Withers, and Robert Hendersen.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Uris Theatre, New York, N.Y., May 23, 1979.
Call Number
NCOV 239
OCLC
NYPG99-F779
Title
Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet Street [videorecording] / Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, in association with Dean and Judy Manos, present ; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by Hugh Wheeler, based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond ; [based on the play by George Dibdin Pitt] ; directed by Harold Prince ; dance and movement by Larry Fuller.
Imprint
New York, [1979?]
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Production designed by Eugene Lee ; lighting designed by Ken Billington ; costumes designed by Franne Lee ; orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick ; musical director, Paul Gemignani ; prod. stage mgr., Alan Hall.
Cast
Cris Groenendaal, Len Cariou, Merle Louise, Angela Lansbury, Edmund Lyndeck, Jack Eric Williams, Betsy Joslyn, Ken Jennings, Joaquin Romaguera, Robert Ousley, Duane Bodin, Walter Charles, Carole Doscher, Nancy Eaton, Mary-Pat Green, Skip Harris, Marthe Ihde, Nancy Killmer, Frank Kopyc, Spain Logue, Craig Lucas, Pamela McLernon, Duane Morris, Richard Warren Pugh, Maggie Task; swings: Heather B. Withers, and Robert Hendersen.
Event
Videotaped at the Uris Theatre, New York, N.Y., May 23, 1979.
Added Author
Barr, Richard, producer.
Woodward, Charles, producer.
Fryer, Robert, producer.
Johnson, Mary Lea, producer.
Richards, Martin, producer.
Manos, Dean, producer.
Manos, Judy, producer.
Wheeler, Hugh, 1912-1987, librettist.
Bond, C. G. (Christopher Godfrey), 1945-
Pitt, George Dibdin, 1799-1855.
Sondheim, Stephen. Sweeney Todd.
Sondheim, Stephen, lyricist.
Prince, Harold, 1928-2019, director.
Fuller, Larry, choreographer.
Lee, Eugene, 1939- set designer.
Billington, Ken, 1946- lighting designer.
Lee, Franne, 1941- costume designer.
Tunick, Jonathan, arranger of music.
Gemignani, Paul, conductor.
Hall, Alan, production stage manager.
Cariou, Len, performer.
Louise, Merle, performer.
Lansbury, Angela, 1925-2022, performer.
Lyndeck, Edmund, performer.
Williams, Jack Eric, performer.
Jennings, Ken, performer.
Romaguera, Joaquín, performer.
Ousley, Robert, performer.
Bodin, Duane, performer.
Charles, Walter, performer.
Doscher, Carole, performer.
Eaton, Nancy, performer.
Green, Mary-Pat, performer.
Groenendaal, Cris, performer.
Harris, Skip, performer.
Ihde, Marthe, performer.
Joslyn, Betsy, 1954- performer.
Killmer, Nancy, performer.
Kopyc, Frank, performer.
Logue, Spain, performer.
Lucas, Craig, performer.
McLernon, Pamela, performer.
Morris, Duane, performer.
Pugh, Richard Warren, performer.
Task, Maggie, performer.
Withers, Heather B., performer.
Hendersen, Robert, performer.
Added Title
Gift of Stephen Sondheim.
Research Call Number
NCOV 239
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