Night of the Living Dead in its London debut is available on BroadwayHD beginning October 29 just in time for Halloween.
October 27, 2020: BroadwayHD is celebrating Halloween with a collection of horror titles that will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! The include Night of the Living Dead™Live!, Toxic Avenger, Ibsen’s Ghosts, Ruthless, and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet.
Night of the Living Dead Live!-(available October 29th) – Based on George A. Romero’s unparalleled 1968 film, one of the most iconic and influential releases of all time, Night of the Living Dead Live! skirts the line between the horrific and the hysterical, as it makes its London debut. The production, written by Christopher Bond, Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin, follows the eerie story of a bunch of strangers holed up in a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania.
Ghosts – Ibsen’s Ghosts attracted controversy at its premiere, and deals with subjects such as religion, incest and euthanasia and, most shockingly at the time, venereal disease. This production was filmed Live at London’s Trafalgar Studios, starring Lesley Manville as Helene Alving.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street- One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile, in order to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. When revenge eludes him, Sweeney (George Hearn) swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can, while his business associate, Mrs. Lovett (Angela Lansbury), bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public. Based on the 1973 play of the same title, this version from 1982 stars Tony Award winners Angela Lansbury (Mame, Gypsy) and George Hearn (La Cage aux Folles, Sunset Boulevard). It features a lush score by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and is directed by Hal Prince, who died this past year, leaving behind a stunning legacy of work on Broadway–from Cabaret to The Phantom of the Opera.
The Toxic Avenger – Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s cult 1984 comedy film, The Toxic Avenger The Musical tells the story of the citizens of Tromaville who are crying out for a hero. Enter nerdy Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist, determined to clean up the state’s major toxic waste problem. When a corrupt Mayor and her government goons get wind of his plans, they vow to stop this heroic feat. Melvin is attacked and tossed into a vat of toxic waste… transforming him instantly into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero! Toxie is a 7-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a supersized heart to match. His aims are to save heavily polluted New Jersey, end global warming, win the heart of the prettiest (blindest) librarian in town – and get home in time for dinner!
Jekyll & Hyde – Starring David Hasselhoff in the title role, Jekyll Hyde: The Musical is an evocative tale of love, lust, madness and murder. Featuring music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, this musical broke house records at Broadway’s Plymouth Theatre, where it ran for over four years and 1,500 performances; it continues touring around the world, thrilling audiences.
Puffs – For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.