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Why see Into the Woods?

The broadway musical hits the road!

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's cautionary fairytale is hitting the road on its tour across the country! Featuring an array of Broadway's superstars du jour, Into the Woods has become a classic musical theatre adventure as Lapine's book and Sondheim's twisty lyrics examine the nature of desire, and what we're prepared to sacrifice to get what we want.

In 1987, Broadway welcomed Into The Woods with open arms, winning three Tony awards including best score, book, and lead actress. A few years later it landed on the West End and in 2010 the revival bagged another award. In 2014, the musical went from stage to screen where it was immortalized in celluloid, starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, and James Corden. 

What is the story?

Sondheim's trademark angular melodies and Lapine's witty lyrics wrap around an amalgamation of a series of Brothers Grimm tales. The Baker and his wife are at the center of the web of stories, driving the action with their deep desire to have a child. When they're visited by a local crone, she reveals she placed a curse on their family ages back and will reverse their barrenness if they acquire crucial ingredients for one of her potions. Together they set off, meeting a host of colorful and familiar characters on the way. 

There's Little Red, who is trying to escape the clutches of the big bad wolf and visit her grandmother, the witch's very own daughter Rapunzel, Cinderella, who yearns to go to the King's festival, Jack, whose beanstalk heralds a very angry giant and the Princes chasing after their long lost loves. 

Key Information

Audience

For your safety, proof of full vaccination and masks are required

Run Time

Two hours and 45 minutes with one interval

Dates

Finished Jul 30, 2023

Cast

Montego Glover as The Witch
Stephanie J Block as the Baker's Wife
Sebastian Arcelus as the Baker
Gavin Creel as Cinderella's Prince/Wolf
Cole Thompson as Jack
Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood
David Patrick Kelly as the Narrator
Diane Phelan as Cinderella 
Nancy Opel as Cinderella's Stepmother
Jason Forbach as Rapunzel's Prince
Aymee Garcia as Jack's Mother
Josh Breckenridge as Cinderella's Father/Puppeteer
Felicia Curry as Cinderella's Mother/Granny/Giant
Ta'Nika Gibson as Lucinda
Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda
Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White
Jim Stanek as the Steward
Alysia Velez as Rapunzel

With
Erica Durham, Ellie Fishman, Marya Grandy, Paul Kreppel, Eddie Lopez, Imone Rose, Sam Simahk and Jim Stanek

Creative

Directed by Lear deBessonet
Choreography by Jamal Sims
Encores! Orchestra conducted by Rob Berman

Reviews

Customer reviews

13 reviews, average rating: (3.8 Stars)

Ken Alan

All is Right Into the Woods

Like "Chicago", this show can lose its sets/scenery and still be a grand entertainment, for doing so brings the focus to the clever fusion of the stories, the performances, and Sondheim’s music, lyrics, and rhymes. ITW has always been somewhat lost between being a “Fractured Fairy Tales” or “How to Parent” guide for aspiring moms and dads. After all these years, this production gets it right. Color-blind casting allows cultural flourishes and broadens its appeal to new audiences. Every cast member is perfect. Milky White finally gets a star turn and elicits lots of laughs and audience sympathy. The puppetry more than makes up for any lack of sets…certainly right up there with War Horse or Lion King. It’s the director who is to blame for the irresistible and almost illegal amount of fun, laughs, humor, pratfalls, and characterizations that cast members deliver flawlessly. Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack’s mother who’s “There’s no time to sit and dither. While her withers wither with her” diction is nailed on the head. This is the most fun and laughs you may have ever have in a theater. I’ll probably go back for a third dose before July 30. Don’t miss your first. It’s THAT good. ... Read more

Dee Jenkins

Love me some Milky White!

I had no doubt I would be mesmerized by this stellar cast but the big surprise is that I fell in love with the brilliance of James Ortiz’ puppet creations, especially Milky White. Initially marveling at the grace and dexterity with which Kennedy Kanagawa moves Milky, I soon realized that Kennedy WAS Milky White, a heartwarming achievement that endeared both the actor and the cow to all the audience. ... Read more

Molly

So great! Incredible cast

I missed this in NY and am glad I got to see it in Boston. The show is phenomenal - not a single weak link in the cast or performances. Agree that Milky White (and the giant's shoes, also the puppeteers) were exceptional, and also agree with another review that the set production is underwhelming--there are shows where it feels appropriate to go low key on the set and I'm not sure this is one of them--but it's fun to have the orchesetra on stage and it didn't take away from the performance. Loved it! ... Read more

News

Into The Woods wins on Grammys night!

Into The Woods wins on Grammys night!

Wendy, February 7th, 2023
Broadway's hit revival of Sondheim classic Into The Woods was crowned "Best Musical Theater Album" at the 2023 Grammy Awards this week. The album beat fellow Broadway nominees including MJ The Musical, SIX, and A Strange Loop....
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Into The Woods wins on Grammys night!

Into The Woods wins on Grammys night!
Wendy, February 7th, 2023
Broadway's hit revival of Sondheim classic Into The Woods was crowned "Best Musical Theater Album" at the 2023 Grammy Awards this week. The album beat fellow Broadway nominees including MJ The Musical, SIX, and A Strange Loop....
Read more

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