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Poster for the original Broadway production Music Stephen Sondheim Lyrics Stephen Sondheim Book James Lapine Basis Inspired by Bruno Bettelheim's The Uses of Enchantment Productions 1987 Broadway 1988 United States National Tour 1990 West End 2002 Broadway revival Awards Tony Award for Best Score Tony Award for Best Book Drama Desk for Best Musical Tony Award for Best Revival
Roles Witch Narrator Cinderella Baker Baker's Wife Jack Jack's Mother Little Red Ridinghood Cinderella's Stepmother Florinda Lucinda Cinderella's Father Cinderella's Mother Mysterious Man Wolf Rapunzel Rapunzel's Prince Grandmother Cinderella's Prince Steward Giant Snow White Sleeping Beauty Milky White
Musical numbers Act I "Prologue: Into the Woods" – Narrator, company (the Prologue is divided into nine parts that can be viewed as individual songs) "Cinderella at the Grave" – Cinderella, Cinderella's Mother "Hello, Little Girl" – Wolf, Little Red Ridinghood "I Guess This Is Goodbye" – Jack "Maybe They're Magic" – Baker's Wife "Our Little World" – Witch, Rapunzel (added during the original London production) "I Know Things Now" – Little Red Ridinghood "A Very Nice Prince" – Cinderella, Baker's Wife "First Midnight" – Company "Giants in the Sky" – Jack "Agony" – Cinderella's Prince, Rapunzel's Prince "A Very Nice Prince" (reprise) – Cinderella, Baker's Wife "It Takes Two" – Baker, Baker's Wife "Second Midnight" – Company "Stay With Me" – Rapunzel, Witch "On the Steps of the Palace" – Cinderella (with Jack and Little Red Ridinghood in 2002 revival) "Ever After" – Narrator, Witch, Florinda, Lucinda and company
Productions San Diego production, 1986 Into the Woods began at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Many of the performers from that production were in the Broadway cast. John Cunningham, who played the Narrator, Wolf and Steward, was replaced by Tom Aldredge, who played the Narrator and Mysterious Man. LuAnne Ponce, who played Little Red Ridinghood, was replaced by Danielle Ferland. Ellen Foley, the Witch, was replaced by Bernadette Peters. Original Broadway production, 1987 Into the Woods opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre on November 5, 1987. It starred Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Kim Crosby, Ben Wright, Danielle Ferland, Chuck Wagner, Merle Louise, Tom Aldredge, and Robert Westenberg. The original production won the 1988 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, and the original cast recording won a Grammy Award. Joanna Gleason won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and James Lapine (book) and Stephen Sondheim (original score) also won the Tony Award.
Musical numbers Act II "Prologue: So Happy" – Narrator, company "Agony" (reprise) – Cinderella's Prince, Rapunzel's Prince "Witch's Lament" – Witch "Any Moment" – Cinderella's Prince, Baker's Wife "Moments in the Woods" – Baker's Wife "Your Fault" – Jack, Baker, Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Witch "Last Midnight" – Witch "No More" – Baker, Mysterious Man "No One Is Alone" – Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Jack, Baker "Finale: Children Will Listen" – Witch, company
Productions United States tour, 1988 The United States tour began on November 22, 1988 with Cleo Laine playing the Witch, replaced by Betsy Joslyn in May 1989. Rex Robbins played the Narrator and Mysterious Man, Charlotte Rae played Jack's Mother, and the Princes were played by Chuck Wagner and Douglas Sills. The tour played cities around the country.
Productions London production, 1990 The original London Production opened on September 25, 1990 at the Phoenix Theatre and played until February 23, 1991. It was directed by Richard Jones, choreographed by Anthony Van Laast, and produced by David Mirvish, with costumes by Sue Blane and orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. It starred Clive Carter, who was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. Actress Imelda Staunton portrayed the Baker's Wife and did win an Olivier Award for her performance. Some story aspects and one song that were cut from the original production were added to the London production. The song "Our Little World" was added. This song was a duet sung between the Witch and Rapunzel giving further insight into the care the Witch has for her self-proclaimed daughter and the desire Rapunzel has to see the world outside of her tower.
Productions Television production, 1991 Into the Woods, with the original Broadway cast, was taped in May 1989 and was aired on U.S. public television on March 20, 1991. This version has since been released on DVD. Melbourne Theatre Company production, 1998 This production played from 17 January 1998 to 21 February 1998 at the Playhouse, Victorian Arts Centre. It starred Rhonda Burchmore, John McTernan, Gina Riley, Lisa McCune, Peter Carroll, Anthony Weigh, Tamsin Carroll and Robert Grubb.
Productions The 2002 Broadway revival, directed by James Lapine and choreographed by John Carrafa, began previews on April 13, 2002 and opened April 30, 2002 at the Broadhurst Theatre. It starred Vanessa L. Williams as the Witch, the recorded voice of Judi Dench as the Giant, and cast including John McMartin (Narrator), Stephen DeRosa (the Baker), Gregg Edelman (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Christopher Sieber (Rapunzel's Prince/Wolf), and Laura Benanti (Cinderella). The plot was retooled, with a subplot added involving The Three Little Pigs restored from the earlier San Diego production. Other changes included the addition of the song "Our Little World," a duet between the Witch and Rapunzel that was part of the London production; Jack's cow was a puppet with a live performer inside who dances; "The Last Midnight" was sung by the Witch as a menacing lullaby to the Baker's baby held hostage. There were two Wolves rather than only one, sung by the two performers who also play the Princes, symbolic of their insatiable appetites. The revival won the Tony Awards for the Best Revival of a Musical and Best Lighting Design. This Broadway revival wardrobe is on display at the Costume World Broadway Collection in South Florida.
Papermill Theater New Hampshire's Award Winning Professional Summer Musical Theatre 2003 season
Productions London Revival, 2007 A revival at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio in Covent Garden had a limited run from June 14 through June 30, 2007.  This is the second Sondheim musical to be staged by the company, following 2003's Sweeney Todd. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 2010 The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production, directed by Timothy Sheader, will be held August 5 to September 11 to conclude their 2010 season. Catalan production, 2007–2008 Boscos endins was the Catalan adaptation by Joan Vives with the collaboration of Joan Lluís Bozzo. It was first presented by the Theatre Company Dagoll Dagom in Girona at the Festival Temporada Alta on November 22, 2007, and in January it was held at Teatre Victòria, in Avinguda del Paral·lel, Barcelona.
The Wolf (Michael Hunsaker) distracts Little Red Ridinghood (Ireland Woods) from her journey to Grandmother's house in The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Into the Woods, playing October 19 — November 10, 2007.
Adaptations Junior version The musical has been adapted into a child-friendly version for use by schools, with the second act completely edited out, as well as certain elements from the first. The show is shortened to fit in a 60–80 minute range, and the music transposed into keys that more easily fit young voices. Film In October 1994, a reading of a screenplay was held at the home of director Penny Marshall, with a cast that included Robin Williams as The Baker, Goldie Hawn as The Baker's Wife, Cher as The Witch, Danny DeVito as The Giant, and Roseanne Barr as Jack's Mother. In late 1995, Daily Variety reported that Jim Henson Prods. and Storyline Entertainment would be producing the movie, with director Rob Minkoff. In January 1997, Daily Variety reported that the projected film was put in "turnaround" by Columbia Pictures, still with director Rob Minkoff; that two new songs were written by Sondheim for the film; and that Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan and Susan Sarandon were in talks to star. However, more recent information about Storyline's upcoming projects no longer count the film among them.
The New Plymouth Players performed "Into the Woods."
Robert Westenberg Cast of Into the Woods as the Wolf and the Prince, for which he received a Tony nomination and the Drama Desk Award
Clips 1988 Tony Awards clip of the Sondheim/Lapine musical Into the Woods. Features Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Phylicia Rashad and the original cast of the Broadway production. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsFx5835Qrg Steinhardt "Into the Woods" 2006 Act 1 Opening Part 1 CAST: Narrator: Tim Matson Cinderella: Katie Babb Jack: Keith Guthrie Jacks Mother: Nicole Dalto Little Red: Emily Pinas Baker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQww-6FuQ0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQww-6FuQ0 Into the Woods - Greenville Little Theatre, October 2006. Will Ragland as Cinderella's Prince. Peter Simms as Rapunzel's Prince. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf3SS9lDBCAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf3SS9lDBCA
Clips First scene of Sondheim's Into The Woods with the Original London Cast including Jacqui Dankworth and Imelda Staunton with Nicholas Parsons as the narrator - on Wogan's TV show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgGJWd9JQJwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgGJWd9JQJw Into The Woods Broadway Revival http://tinyurl.com/yzpx7d3 http://tinyurl.com/yzpx7d3 Starring Chip Zien- Baker. Joanna Gleason- Baker’s Wife Bernadette Peters- Witch. Tom Aldredge- Narrator/Mysterious Man. Kim Crosby- Cinderella. Ben Wright- Jack. Danielle Ferland- Little Red. Robert Westenberg- Cinderella http://kidstube.com/play.php?vid=3317
Reference links Into the Woods at the Internet Broadway Database http://www.ibdb.com/index.php Libretto for Into the Woods http://theatre-musical.com/intothewoods/libretto.html Into the Woods on The Stephen Sondheim Reference Guide http://www.sondheimguide.com/woods.html Illustrated Book of Into the Woods article, Sondheim.com (2004) http://sondheim.com/features/talbott.html Into The Woods Jr. information from MTI Shows http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000189
YouTHeatre goes Into the Woods opening November 24
Shorter College Performance INTO THE WOODS September 29-October 1, 2006