Patriot Ledger: ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ superhero and Cohasset resident hits Norwell stage in ‘Sweeney Todd’

Chelmsford Public Schools-Shayan SobhianShayan Sobhian ’13 to play Anthony Hope in ‘Sweeney Todd’

By R. Scott Reedy, For the Patriot Ledger

NORWELL – “Is that who it looks like?” “Is that the actor from TV?” “It can’t be.” “Or is it?” “What’s he doing in Norwell?”

Any such questions murmured by audiences at The Company Theatre’s production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” opening October 7, will be answered when the curtain goes up on a cast that includes an up-and-coming local actor.

Indeed, Cohasset resident Shayan Sobhian – an American-born actor of Iranian descent making his Company Theatre debut in the Stephen Sondheim musical – said he is enjoying global recognition these days.

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