Blood Donors Can Win Sweeney Todd Tickets Nov. 6, 2008

25 Pairs of Tickets Available

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Blood Center, which has partnered with the Broadway Live as a sponsor of the morbid musical Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, is giving blood donors a cut at some tickets.

The musical, which was also a feature film featuring Johnny Depp, will be performed at the just-renovated Lexington Opera House stage Nov. 21-23. All blood donors at the Kentucky Blood Center’s Lexington site on Monday, Nov. 10 will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to the Nov. 23, 7 p.m. show.

Blood donors who attempt to donate at the Lexington donor center at 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle on Monday, Nov. 10 can enter the drawing for the tickets. The donor center is open Nov. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are priced from $25 to $75. Twenty-five winners will be drawn to win a pair of tickets each.

Presented by Broadway Live, Smiley Pete Publishing and the Kentucky Blood Center, this exciting and innovative new production features a multi-talented ensemble of ten talented actor/musicians.  The Wall Street Journal says, “The greatest musical of the past half-century has returned in a staging of the utmost force and originality!” and Time Out New York calls Doyle’s revival “the most addictively delicious dish on Broadway in years!”

Sweeney Todd is based on the 19th century legend of a London barber driven to a life of crime after a malevolent judge takes his wife and child from him.  Sweeney’s plan for revenge includes a cutthroat partnership with Mrs. Lovett—an enterprising businesswoman—who is soon producing the tastiest meat pies in London.

For more information on Sweeney Todd, please visit the tour website,

The Kentucky Blood Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties. In the past year KBC processed and distributed 82,000 red blood cell units and 127,000 blood components in total.