Denée Benton, Gavin Creel, Ann Harada Join INTO THE WOODS Encores!

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Denée Benton | Photo: John Lamparski/Getty

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Dan Meyer
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March 24, 2022 2:58 PM
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More Broadway stars have joined the Encores! gala presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical Into the Woods. Denée Benton will now play Cinderella, replacing Ashley Park who was previously announced in the first slate of casting.

Rounding out the cast are Gavin Creel as The Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Annie Golden as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife, Ann Harada as Jack’s Mother, Tiffany Denise Hobbs as Lucinda, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, David Patrick Kelly as Narrator/Mysterious Man, Lauren Mitchell as Cinderella’s Stepmother, and David Turner as Steward.

They join Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Christian Borle as the Baker, Jordan Donica as Rapunzel’s Prince, Heather Headley as the Witch, Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, and Cole Thompson as Jack, along with a community chorus of New York City seniors and public school students for the finale.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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