INTO THE WOODS Extends on Broadway
The beloved revival of Stephen Sodheim’s twisty fairy tale will now play into the fall season at the St. James Theatre.
There are many more moments in the woods awaiting Broadway audiences. The Encores! transfer of Into the Woods has extended another eight weeks with performances now set to play through October 16 at the St. James Theatre. The beloved revival was originally set to conclude August 21.
The extension was rumored for weeks and reached a fever pitch yesterday after it was confirmed The Piano Lesson, due to move into the St. James in September, would now play at the Barrymore.
Casting for the Into the Woods extension will be announced at a later date. The Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical currently stars stars Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Brian d’Arcy James as the Baker, Patina Miller as the Witch, Phillipa Soo as Cinderella, Gavin Creel as the Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Joshua Henry as Rapunzel’s Prince, Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Cole Thompson as Jack, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, and David Patrick Kelly as the Narrator/Mysterious Man.
Rounding out the cast are Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother, Ta’Nika Gibson as Lucinda, Annie Golden as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife, Albert Guerzon as Cinderella’s Father, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, David Turner as the Steward, and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel. Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Jason Forbach, Alex Joseph Grayson, Cameron Johnson, Paul Kreppel, Mary Kate Moore, Diane Phelan, and Lucia Spina are the understudies.
Into the Woods is directed by Lear deBessonet, with music direction by Rob Berman, and choreography by Lorin Latarro. The creative team also includes scenic designer David Rockwell; costume designer Andrea Hood; lighting designer Tyler Micoleau; sound designers Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann; puppet designer James Ortiz; and hair, wig, and makeup designer Cookie Jordan. Casting is by The Telsey Office and Cody Renard Richard is production supervisor. Justin Scribner will serve as the production stage manager.
The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1987, winning three Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book. It has since been produced throughout the world and was adapted into a major motion picture in 2014. This production was last revived on Broadway in 2002. This production is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim, who passed away in November last year.