The Public Theater announced that the first preview of its Central Park production of Into the Woods has been postponed by one day “due to weather delays.” The revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 musical, which had been scheduled to begin on July 23, will instead have its first performance on July 24 at the Delacorte Theater. Into the Woods will open on August 9 and run through August 25, directed by Timothy Sheader, with co-direction by Liam Steel.
Into the Woods will feature Amy Adams (Baker’s Wife), Jack Broderick (Narrator), Glenn Close (the Voice of the Giant), Gideon Glick (Jack), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel’s Prince), Ellen Harvey (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella’s Prince, Wolf), Tina Johnson (Red Ridinghood’s Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Bethany Moore (Florinda), Jessie Mueller (Cinderella), Donna Murphy (The Witch), Denis O’Hare (The Baker), Jennifer Rias (Lucinda), Laura Shoop (Cinderella’s Mother), Tess Soltau (Rapunzel), Sarah Stiles (Little Red Ridinghood), Kristine Zbornik (Jack’s Mother) and Chip Zien (Mysterious Man). The non-Equity ensemble incluedes Victoria Cook, Johnny Newcomb, Noah Radcliffe, and Eric R. Williams.
A witty reimagining of beloved fairy tales, Into the Woods centers on the Baker and his wife, who embark on a quest to find the four items required to break a witch’s 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?”