The starry revival of the Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods opens at the Delacorte Theatre on August 9. The Shakespeare in the Park production, which has already extended, stars Donna Murphy as the Witch, Amy Adams as the Baker’s Wife and Denis O’Hare as the Baker, among many others. The musical, directed by Timothy Sheader, with co-direction by Liam Steel, will run through September 1.
Into the Woods also stars Jack Broderick (Narrator), Gideon Glick (Jack), Jessie Mueller (Cinderella), Sarah Stiles (Little Red Ridinghood), Ellen Harvey (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella’s Prince, Wolf), Kristine Zbornik (Jack’s Mother), Tina Johnson (Red Ridinghood’s Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Bethany Moore (Florinda), Jennifer Rias (Lucinda), Laura Shoop (Cinderella’s Mother), Tess Soltau (Rapunzel), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel’s Prince), Chip Zien (Mysterious Man) and Glenn Close (the Voice of the Giant). 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?”