Broadway Opening: ENCORES! “INTO THE WOODS” (Limited Engagement at the St. James Theatre)

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by Jim Allen on May 29, 2022

in Theater-New York

SARA BAREILLES, BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES, PATINA MILLER,
PHILLIPA SOO,
GAVIN CREEL, JOSHUA HENRY TO STAR

The critically acclaimed New York City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods will transfer to Broadway this summer, for a strictly limited eight-week engagement at the St. James Theatre beginning Tuesday, June 28. Tickets now available.

Into the Woods, which will be dedicated to the memory of its legendary composer/lyricist, will once again be directed by Lear deBessonet, with choreography by Lorin Latarro and Rob Berman leading the Encores! Orchestra as Musical Director and Conductor.

The star-studded cast will include  Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Brian D’Arcy James as the Baker, Tony Award® winner Patina Miller as the Witch, Phillipa Soo as Cinderella, Tony Award winner Gavin Creel as the Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Joshua Henry as Rapunzel’s Prince, 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, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, David Patrick Kelly as the Narrator/Mysterious Man, Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, Cole Thompson as Jack, David Turner as the Steward, Jason ForbachMary Kate Moore, and Cameron Johnson. Joining the cast are Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother, Alysia Velez as Rapunzel, and Delphi BorichFelicia CurryAlexander Joseph GraysonPaul KreppelDiane Phelan, and Lucia Spina as understudies.

The Into the Woods creative team includes Tony Award winner David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Andrea Hood (Costume Design), Tyler Micoleau (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer & Alex Neumann (Co-Sound Designers), James Ortiz (Puppet Design), and Cookie Jordan (Hair, Wigs & Makeup Design). Casting is by Telsey & Co. with Production Supervision by Cody Renard Richard.

photos by Joan Marcus

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