Broadway vets Chip Zien, Ellen Harvey and Sarah Stiles have joined the cast of the forthcoming Shakespeare in the Park production of Into the Woods, starring previously announced two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy and three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams. Directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel, Into the Woods begins previews July 23 at the Delacorte Theatre, with an official opening night on August 9. The production will play a limited engagement through August 25.
Zien, who originated the role of the Baker in the 1987 Broadway production, will play Mysterious Man. Stiles and Harvey will play Little Red Ridinghood and Cinderella’s Stepmother, respectively, in the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine fairy tale musical. Into the Woods will also feature Bethany Moore as Stepsister, Jennifer Rias as Stepsister and Kristine Zbornik as Jack’s Mother.
The complete cast includes previously announced stars Amy Adams (The Baker’s Wife), Donna Murphy (The Witch), Denis O’Hare (The Baker), Jack Broderick (Narrator), Jessie Mueller (Cinderella), Gideon Glick (Jack), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel’s Prince), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella’s Prince), Tina Johnson (Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Laura Shoop (Cinderella’s Mother) and Tess Soltau (Rapunzel). The ensemble of Into the Woods features Victoria Cook, Johnny Newcomb, Noah Radcliffe and Eric R. Williams.
In Into the Woods, a witch’s curse condemns the Baker and his Wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the four items required to break the spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Will they succeed? And what happens after “happily ever after?”
Zien’s Broadway credits include Into the Woods, The People in the Picture, The Country Girl, Les Miserables, Falsettos, Grand Hotel, The Boys From Syracuse, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, All Over Town and The Suicide. His film and TV credits include Almost Perfect, Now and Again, Breakfast of Champions and The Rose.
Harvey has appeared on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man and The Most Happy Fella. Her film and TV credits include Music and Lyrics, the Producers, Eden, Partners and The Hard Truth.
Stiles’ Broadway credits include On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Avenue Q. Her off-Broadway credits include The Road to Qatar, Vanities and Captain Louie.