BREAKING NEWS: Beginning August 29th, 2017, one of The Phantom of the Opera’s longest running masked men himself Hugh Panaro is set to take over the title role in the acclaimed intimate Off Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd NYC transforming the Barrow Street Theatre into a working pie shop.

Panaro will replace fellow Phantom, friend and The Muny’s Les Miserables – Musical co-star Tony nominee Norm Lewis who raises his knife up for the last time on August 13th, 2017.

Prior before Panaro’s first performance, David Michael Garry will be chopping off heads and turning them into pies from August 15th-27th, 2017.

When Panaro begins his run, Tony nominee Carolee Carmello will continue to star as “Mrs. Lovett”. Carmello and Panaro previously worked together on the short lived Broadway musical Lestat back in 2006. Current cast members still continuing with the show will include Stacie Bono as “Pirelli” & “The Beggar Woman” and John-Michael Lyles as “Tobias”. In addition, there will be a full lineup of new cast members on the same day as Panaro including…

Jake Boyd (Rock of Ages) replacing Matt Doyle as “Anthony”,

Eryn LeCroy (recently in the New York City Center Encores presentation of Assassins) replacing Alex Finke as “Johanna”,

Michael James Leslie (Senator Joe) replacing Jamie Jackson as “Judge Turpin”,

and John Rapson (Les Mis?rables US) will replace Tony nominee Brad Oscar as “The Beadle”.

Oscar will play his final performance on August 20th, 2017. Prior before Rapson’s first performance, Colin Anderson will go on as “The Beadle” from August 21st – 27th, 2017. For Doyle, Finke, and Jackson, they will play their final performances on August 27th, 2017.

Who is excited?!

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