a hole in the world
by Douglas Messerli
Christopher Bond (musical adaptation), Tim Burton (director) Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street / 2007
My companion Howard and I saw the original musical Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Uris Theatre in February 1979, during the last days of its previews. Angela Lansbury (as Mrs. Lovett) and Len Cariou (as Sweeney Todd) were unforgettable and haunted my memory for years, becoming one of my most beloved Broadway memories.
Demons are prowling everywhere, nowadays,
No one's gonna hurt you,
Los Angeles, January 1, 2008