Sweeney Todd

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School's Sweeney Todd Play Goes Bloody Wrong

2 boys taken to hospital with cuts to their necks

(Newser) - If you're going to have a prop mishap, you'd hope it wouldn't be during a play about a barber who uses a razor to slit his customers' throats. But that's what went down during the opening night of Saint Kentigern College's production of Sweeney Todd... More »

Baron Cohen: Borat Is Dead to Me

Success of (in)famous roles 'self-defeating form' for actor

(Newser) - The man behind unruly Kazakh reporter Borat and gangsta journalist Ali G is abandoning the beloved guises, Sacha Baron Cohen tells the Daily Telegraph. “It is like saying goodbye to a loved one,” he said. But the loss was inevitable: “Every new person who sees the Borat... More »

Sweeney Todd Is Bloody Good

Macabre musical about killer barber hits all the right notes, critics say

(Newser) - Sweeney Todd, about a wronged barber-turned-murderer, is so good that watching it will make you "feel sorry for the poor saps in the next theater at the multiplex," writes Kyle Smith of the New York Post. Directed by Tim Burton and starring a "stupendous" Johnny Depp, the... More »

Depp Pipes Up on Singing Role

Johnny 'was scared to death' he couldn't cut it in Sweeney Todd

(Newser) - Johnny Depp has more acting chops, hotness, and wealth than anyone could want, but even the superstar's knees buckled when he agreed to make his singing debut in the new silver-screen musical, Sweeney Todd, opening this Friday. "I was scared to death," he told the Chicago Sun-Times. Yet... More »

Atonement Gets 7 Globe Nods

Charlie Wilson's War follows with 5

(Newser) - The WWII-era romance Atonement leads today's Golden Globe nominations with seven, including best drama, best actor, and best actress. Also among the seven drama contenders—there are typically five—are There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, The Great Debaters, American Gangster, Michael Clayton, and Eastern Promises. No ... More »

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