Is this not the best way to start a concert? Sweeney Todd at the Lincoln Centre, 2014

Who doesn’t love the Demon Barber of Fleet Street?

Australia has enjoyed a lot of Sondheim on our professional and independent stages over the last few years. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The ForumInto The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Sondheim on Sondheim, Pacific Overtures, Assassins and Side by Side by Sondheim have all graced audiences in recent times and soon, Passion and Sweeney Todd will be playing in Melbourne.

I wanted to acknowledge our current love affair with Sondheim (who came to Australia recently to watch Geoffrey Rush in Forum) and what better way with than this awesome video featuring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel.

The clip has popped up on my screen several times over the past week and I have (sneakily) watched it several times over.

It’s so great, I wanted to make sure as many people saw it as possible!

And also,  Audra McDonald.

And also, Philip Quast.


Edit (August 2016):

The original video was removed from YouTube. The full version of the concert has been re-added recently, we hope it stays online long enough for everyone to enjoy.

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

7 thoughts on “Is this not the best way to start a concert? Sweeney Todd at the Lincoln Centre, 2014

  • Amazing and awesome!

    • Christian Borle, please just be in all the things!

  • Very clever and well done…

  • It’s gone 🙁

    PLEASE, try again and thanks if you do !

  • It’s gone!!! HEEEELP!!!!


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