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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Award-Winning, Critically-Acclaimed, Drama

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods




One of Sondheim's most popular musicals - a mashup of fairy tale characters and the story of what happens after happily ever after.


Story:

A young maiden called Cinderella, an abstracted boy named Jack, his mother, the giant he upsets, a childless baker and his wife, Rapunzel, a couple of princes, a witch, Little Red Riding Hood, and the wolf all find themselves in the woods, where they are forced to face their fears, and learn a few lessons along the way.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim

Librettist

Librettist
James Lapine



  • Premiere
  • 1997
  • 2002
  • 1991 Film
  • 2014 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 5, 1987
Total Performances
765
Original Cast
Tom Aldredge, Kim Crosby, Ben Wright, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Joy Franz, Kay McClelland, Lauren Mitchell, Barbara Bryne, Danielle Ferland, Bernadette Peters, Edmund Lyndeck, Merle Louise, Robert Westenberg, Pamela Winslow, Chuck Wagner, Philip Hoffman, Jean Kelly, Maureen Davis
Director
James Lapine
Choreographer
Lar Lubovitch
Producer
Heidi Landesman, Rocco Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher, Frederic H. Mayerson and Jujamcyn Theaters
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Tony Straiges
Costume Design
Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design
Richard Nelson

1997 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 9, 1997
Total Performances
2
Original Cast
Tom Aldredge, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Barbara Bryne, Kim Crosby, Maureen Davis, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Danielle Ferland, Joy Franz, Joanna Gleason, Merle Louise, Edmund Lyndeck, Kay McClelland, Lauren Mitchell, Bernadette Peters, Chuck Wagner, Pamela Winslow, Ben Wright, Chip Zien
Director
James Lapine
Producer
Andrew Kato, Jenny Winer and David Wood
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Mitchell Greenberg
Costume Design
Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design
Ted Mather and Gregory Cohen

2002 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadhurst Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 30, 2002
Total Performances
279
Original Cast
John McMartin, Vanessa Williams, Laura Benanti, Marylouise Burke, Stephen DeRosa, Gregg Edelman, Molly Ephraim, Kerry O'Malley, Christopher Sieber, Adam Wylie, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Judi Dench (voice), Melissa Dye, Dennis Kelly, Trent Armand Kendall, Chad Kimball, Jennifer Malenke, Pamela Myers, Amanda Naughton
Director
James Lapine
Choreographer
John Carrafa
Producer
Dodger Theatricals, Stage Holding, Joop Van Den Ende and TheatreDreams, Inc.
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Douglas W. Schmidt
Costume Design
Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design
Brian MacDevitt

1991 Film Version

Movie Name
Into the Woods
Type
Filmed Live on Stage, American Playhouse
Director
James Lapine
Starring
Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne, Merle Louise, Chuck Wagner, Pamela Winslow, Philip Hoffman, Lauren Mitchell, Kay McClelland, Edmund Lyndeck, Joy Franz, Cindy Robinson, Maureen Davis

2014 Film Version

Movie Name
Into the Woods
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Rob Marshall
Screenplay
James Lapine
Starring
Anna Kendrick, Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Tracey Ullman, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding, Johnny Depp, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Annette Crosbie, Chris Pine, Richard Glover, Frances de la Tour





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2002 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
2014 Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
1991 Filmed Live Version DVD

DVD
2014 Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
2014 Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Books

Book
Libretto of the Musical


Other

Merchandise




1998 Tony Award Nominations

Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actress in a Musical - Joanna Gleason
Best Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Robert Westenberg
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1998 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Robert Westenberg
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Joanna Gleason
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Bernadette Peters
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Danielle Ferland
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestration
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Set Design

1988 Theatre World Award Nominations

Danielle Ferland

2002 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Lighting Design
Best Actor in a Musical - John McMartin
Best Actress in a Musical - Vanessa Williams
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Gregg Edelman
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Laura Benanti
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

2002 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Laura Benanti
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Vanessa Williams
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Gregg Edelman
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Kerry O'Malley
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design

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