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‘Heartstopper’ star Joe Locke to make Broadway debut in ‘Sweeney Todd’

Locke will join the Tony Award-nominated revival in January.

Joe Locke (Credit: Ruth Crafer)

Joe Locke is headed to Broadway. The stage-and-screen actor will take over the role of Tobias Ragg in the Tony Award-nominated revival of “Sweeney Todd” beginning on Jan. 31, 2024, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Locke will succeed Daniel Marconi, whose final performance in the production will be on Jan. 28.

“Sweeney Todd” will mark Locke’s Broadway debut. He can currently be seen as Charlie Spring in the Netflix series “Heartstopper.” Locke made his professional stage debut in 2022 as Noah in the Donmar Warehouse staging of “Dawn King’s ‘The Trials.’” In 2024, Locke will appear in the Disney+/Marvel series “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries.”

As previously announced, a new pair of co-stars will be joining “Sweeney Todd” on Feb. 9: Aaron Tveit will take over the title role from Josh Groban and Sutton Foster will replace Annaleigh Ashford as Mrs. Lovett.

The revival’s principal company also includes Ruthie Ann Miles as the Beggar Woman, Maria Bilbao as Johanna, Nicholas Christopher as Pirelli, Jamie Jackson as Judge Turpin, John Rapson as the Beadle and Daniel Yearwood as Anthony Hope.

With a book by Hugh Wheeler and a score by Stephen Sondheim and featuring the musical’s original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, the “Sweeney Todd” revival has direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Steven Hoggett and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire. The production began previews on Feb. 26, 2023, and officially opened on March 26.

“Sweeney Todd” is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller.