Who was the most successful innovator of American musical Theatre?

Who was the most successful innovator of American musical Theatre?

Stephen Sondheim

What Stephen Sondheim show is about a murderous barber?

Sweeney Todd

What did Sweeney Todd go to jail for?


Why did Sweeney kill Mrs Lovett?

Todd accuses Mrs. Lovett of lying to him, Mrs. Lovett protests that she only did it because she loves him, and Todd kills her by throwing her in the oven.

What is the message of Sweeney Todd?

By having no hope for any sort of satisfaction on earth, Todd justifies the mass murder of innocent people - for if there is no hope, death is not so much a punishment as it is a reward. To eliminate all misery from the lives of many is to save them, which is what Sweeney Todd believed he was doing.

Is Mrs Lovett the real villain?

Nellie Lovett (also known as Mrs. Lovett) is the secondary antagonist of the 1846-1847 story The String of Pearls, and the deuteragonist of the 1979 musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the 2007 live-action film of the same name.

Does Sweeney love Mrs Lovett?

In every version of the story in which she appears, Mrs. Lovett is the business partner and accomplice of barber/serial killer Sweeney Todd; in some versions, she is also his lover.

What does Sweeney mean?

Sweeney is a surname that, though closely associated with Ireland, is of Scottish origin, derived from the Gaelic Mac Suibhne meaning "son of Suibhne". The Gaelic personal name Suibhne was originally a byname meaning "pleasant" or "well-disposed" and is associated with Clan Sweeney.

Is Connolly Irish or Scottish?

Irish Surname - Connolly. Connolly is an Anglicised form of the Old Gaelic 'O'Conghaile' meaning 'as fierce as a hound / wolf'. The Irish name Connolly derives from a number of different native Irish septs.

Is Sweeney a common last name?

The Sweeney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sweeney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 34 Sweeney families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Sweeney's in the USA.

What kind of name is Swinney?

The original Gaelic form of the name Swinney is Mac Suibhne, which is derived from the word "suibhne," which means "pleasant."

What nationality is the name Swinney?

Olde Scots Gaelic

What nationality is Dabo Swinney?


Is Sweeney a Traveller name?

Sweeney – from Ireland, then Scotland, then Ireland. ... It is now a common name in most of the English-speaking world, with thousands of Sweeneys dotted around Ireland, the UK, the USA and beyond.

What are common Irish gypsy last names?

Common Gypsy names. You may have Gypsy ancestry if your family tree includes common Gypsy surnames such as Boswell, Buckland, Codona, Cooper, Doe, Lee, Gray (or Grey), Hearn, Holland, Lee, Lovell, Smith, Wood, Young and Hearn.

Can a Gypsy man marry a non gypsy woman?

Both sexes are expected to marry someone within their tribe and most Gypsies conform by marrying someone within their group. If a Gypsy male marries a non-gypsy female, his community may eventually accept her, provided that she adopts the Gypsy way of life. ... Gypsy tradition maintains the institution of bride price.