A starry 'Into the Woods' will play Broadway this summer

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Tuesday, May 21, 2024

A starry 'Into the Woods' will play Broadway this summer
Sara Bareilles and Neil Patrick Harris in the Encores! production of “Into the Woods” at New York City Center, May 3, 2022. The fairy-tale musical, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, will open on Broadway this summer with Bareilles again in the role of the Baker’s Wife. Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

by Michael Paulson

NEW YORK, NY.- A production of “Into the Woods” that garnered ecstatic reviews during a sold-out two-week run at New York City Center this month will transfer to Broadway this summer.

The Broadway production, scheduled to run for just eight weeks, will again feature singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife and Gavin Creel as a prince (and a wolf), but the other lead roles will be played by newcomers to the production — including Patina Miller, a Tony winner for “Pippin,” as the Witch; Brian d’Arcy James (“Something Rotten!”) as the Baker; Phillipa Soo (“Hamilton”) as Cinderella; and Joshua Henry (“Carousel”) as the other prince.

“When things don’t make sense anymore, this is the show that holds our hand,” said Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters and the production’s lead producer. “That’s why it resonated so profoundly deeply, and why we need to allow more people to have that experience.”

“Into the Woods,” which first opened on Broadway in 1987, is one of the great collaborations between songwriter Stephen Sondheim, who died last fall, and book writer James Lapine. The show, a cautionary mash-up of various fairy tales, is widely staged, both professionally and at schools, and in 2014 Disney released a film adaptation.

This new production, which began as part of the Encores! program at City Center, will start performances June 28 and open July 10 at the St. James Theater. It is again directed by Lear deBessonet, the Encores! artistic director. Writing in The New York Times, critic Alexis Soloski declared the City Center production “glorious,” and many other critics agreed.

The Encores! cast featured several performers who are not joining the Broadway production because of filming commitments, including Heather Headley, who played the Witch; Denée Benton, who played Cinderella; and Neil Patrick Harris, who played the Baker.

The Broadway run will be produced by Jujamcyn, Roth, and City Center, as well as Hunter Arnold, Nicole Eisenberg, Michael Cassel Group, Jessica R. Jenen, Daryl Roth, ShowTown Productions and Armstrong, Gold & Ross.

Jordan Roth said that the physical production would be the same as at City Center, with an onstage orchestra and minimal sets and costumes. “The simplicity and poetry of this production delivered this story right to our hearts,” he said.

A New York City Center production of “Sunday in the Park With George,” also written by Sondheim and Lapine, followed a similar path to Broadway. That production, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford, had a four-performance run at City Center in 2016, followed by a 10-week run on Broadway in 2017.

This article originally appeared in The New York Times.

Today's News

May 29, 2022

An Irish national treasure gets set for a long-needed restoration

Mnuchin Gallery opens its first exhibition dedicated to Robert Rauschenberg

"Cecilia Vicuña: Spin Spin Triangulene" on view at the Guggenheim

First retrospective exhibition of Etel Adnan alongside works by Vincent van Gogh

'Triangle of Sadness' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Hirshhorn's Sam Gilliam exhibition spotlights his decades-long investigation into abstraction

20th/ 21st Century Art Sale series achieved a combined total of $231,529,651 at Christie's Asia

'Pistol' tells Steve Jones' story. With a touch of showbiz.

Modern Art Oxford opens the first public solo exhibition in Europe of Ruth Asawa's work

Christie's to offer two Andy Warhol screenprints of Queen Elizabeth II

Phillips' ULTRA/NEO series spotlights a diverse range of ultra-contemporary international talent

Nohra Haime Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Julie Hedrick

Exhibition features Christine Howard Sandoval's architectural drawings, sculptures and experimental film

Morton L. Janklow, agent for best-selling authors, dies at 91

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens the most comprehensive survey of Nick Cave's work to date

Artpace San Antonio announces Summer 2022 International Artists-in-Residence

John Moran Auctioneers announces its California Living post-sale results

Creative Growth exhibition opens at Kohler Arts Center

Christie's presents Tiffany Masterworks from the Garden Museum: A Private Collection

Exhibition at ADA Rome investigates the concept of appearance as an aspect of reality

Brian Gross Fine Art opens 'Willem de Looper: Stain Paintings 1968-1969'

The South Enta Montauk Foundation opens an exhibition of recent work by Faith Ringgold

A starry 'Into the Woods' will play Broadway this summer

Nathalie Obadia opens an exhibition of works by Guillaume Leblon

Elbrus Climbing Routes

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful