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Watch Emma Thompson sling human meat pies in 'Sweeney Todd'

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EMMA THOMPSON SWEENEY TODD
Chris Lee/New York Philharmonic, courtesy of Lincoln Center

Emma Thompson wants to murder you and cook you into a pie.

Libelous overgeneralizations aside, Thompson would likely be the first to gush about her brief stint as questionably amoral piemaker Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic’s critically beloved production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street last March.

EW raved about the production—particularly Thompson’s triple-threat performance opposite the likes of Audra McDonald (as the beggar woman) and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel as the titular barber—and now viewers can experience the joy of seeing Thompson sling (pies) and sing (Sondheim) when the production airs on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center series.

In anticipation of the Sept. 26 broadcast, check out a clip of Thompson and company singing “God, That’s Good!”—otherwise known as the moment when one half of the town decides how much they love eating the other half.

Broadway fans have plenty of reasons to tune into PBS on Friday nights this fall, particularly thanks to a luminous 2014 Arts Fall Festival line-up including a broadcast of Nathan Lane in The Nance (Oct. 10), San Francisco Opera’s production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Oct. 17), an encore presentation of Cats! (Nov. 21) and Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home (Nov. 28).

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