Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles, and All-Star Cast Chat INTO THE WOODS 

New York

Neil Patrick Harris and Sara Bareilles | Photo: Theatrely

Dan Meyer
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April 27, 2022 9:55 AM

There are moments…in the rehearsal room of New York City Center. The all-star cast of Encores! Into the Woods, playing May 4-15, is in full preparation mode for the latest take on Stephen Sondehim and James Lapine’s musical. Check out Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles, Heather Headley, Denée Benton and more below as they perform the title track and discuss the upcoming show.

Into the Woods will star Harris as The Baker, Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Headley as The Witch, Benton as Cinderella, Gavin Creel as The Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, Shereen Pimentel as Rapunzel, Jordan Donica as Rapunzel’s Prince, Cole Thompson as Jack, Ann Harada as Jack’s Mother, Annie Golden as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife, 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.

The cast also features a 72-person community chorus of New York City seniors and public school students who will join in for the finale. Into the Woods is directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

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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.