More Casting Announced for INTO THE WOODS on Broadway
We finally know who else is headed to the wood. Joining the cast of Into the Woods are Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother, and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel. Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Alexander Joseph Grayson, Paul Kreppel, Diane Phelan, and Lucia Spina will serve as understudies.
As previously announced, the transfer of the sold-out New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical begins previews June 28 at the St. James Theatre. An official opening night is set for July 10.
Earlier this month, the cast was revealed to feature Tony winner Patina Miller as the Witch, with Brian D'Arcy James as the Baker, Phillipa Soo as Cinderella, and Joshua Henry as Rapunzel’s Prince. Reprising their roles from from the Encores! staging is Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Gavin Creel as The Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, Annie Golden as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife, Cole Thompson as Jack, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, Ta’nika Renée Gibson as Lucinda, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, David Patrick Kelly as Narrator/Mysterious Man, and David Turner as Steward. Rounding out the cast are Jason Forbach (who stepped in during several performances as the understudy for Rapunzel’s Prince at NYCC), Mary Kate Moore, and Cameron Johnson.
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.
Into the Woods 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 will mark its first time on Broadway in 20 years. This production will be dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim, who passed away in November last year.