Tonight (Friday) on PBS, Live from Lincoln Center will have a concert version of Sweeney Todd starring the great Welsh tenor Bryn Terfel.
I saw him doing this show about five years ago at the Chicago Lyric Opera when he performed the role for the first time, so it was big news, and he was quite wonderful. The production was very good, though the actress playing Mrs. Lovett wasn't right. She was an opera singer, so her singing was great, but the role calls far more for a comic actress, like Angela Lansbury in the original.
Well, for this Live from Lincoln Center production, they had the wise sense not to cast an opera singer, and instead the role of Mrs. Lovett will be played by...Emma Thompson!
Set the DVR.
In Los Angeles, it begins at 9 PM. I'm sure the time will vary from city to city -- and maybe even the date.
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