Director's Cut

Tim Burton's gorgeously gruesome Sweeney Todd

No matter how hard Hollywood tries, it's folly to think that a second Golden Age of the American film musical is ever going to materialize. Broadway has turned to scavenging Hollywood for ideas, while even the fearless Sondheim has segued into semi-retirement. So the existence of Sweeney Todd seems all the more cause for celebration--a macabre holiday treat that not everyone in the family is sure to enjoy.

Showing off his chops
Peter Mountain
Showing off his chops

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was directed by Tim Burton; written by John Logan, based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler from an adaptation by Christopher Bond. Opens Fri. Countywide.

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