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While on the set filming Sweeney Todd in the UK, Helena Bonham Carter, who plays the Demon Barber's cohort in crime, Mrs. Lovett, spoke with the Independent about the role she'd waited a lifetime to play. It wasn't a role that was simply handed to her, either, despite her relationship with the film's director, Tim Burton. It was only when the show's composer, Stephen Sondheim, gave her the OK that Bonham Carter's place was secured, and the couple could "burst into tears" of joy.Read more|Journal Topics:stephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/people-sweeney-soundtrack-like-a-grand-night-at-the-theaterRead more|Journal Topics:stephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/broadway-world-sweeney-todd-shows-a-master-at-his-best
'Tis the season for Sweeney Todd. With the Tim Burton-directed film in theaters across the country now and the national tour of the John Doyle-directed stage version making its way through the States, Broadway World's Beau Higgins writes: "I have come to the conclusion that Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is certainly one of the greatest musicals ever created."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/playbill-sweeney-todd-soundtrack-soarsRead more|Journal Topics:stephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-film-critics-suggest-oscar-noms-for-blood-and-sweeneyJanuary 06, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:stephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/philadelphia-inquirer-depp-a-dashing-choice-for-bloody-brilliant-sweeney-cdJanuary 06, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:stephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-story-behind-sweeneys-bladesDecember 12, 2007|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-sweeney-sings-on-screenNovember 04, 2007|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/johnny-depp-as-sweeney-todd-in-in-depth-ew-cover-storyNovember 02, 2007|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Newsstephen sondheimhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/oscar-buzz-for-sweeney-toddOctober 31, 2007|0 comments
The Los Angeles Times "Gold Derby" blog is already predicting that Sweeney Todd will win the Oscar for best picture. "Sondheim's musical score is a masterpiece," says the site. "Viewers can't help but get swept up in Sweeney's lush melodies and raging drama." The blog says of the Stephen Sondheim play on which it is based: "Arguably, it's the greatest in Broadway history."