Into the Woods

Martin Beck Theatre

Previews Began: September 29, 1987

Opening Night: November 5, 1987

Closing Night: September 3, 1989

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Music: Stephen Sondheim

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Book: James Lapine

The Narrator introduces the cast of characters, each with a wish: the Baker and Baker’s wife long for a child but cannot conceive, Jack desperately wishes his cow Milky White would once again provide milk so he wouldn’t have to sell her, and Cinderella dreams of attending the king’s ball and someday being free of her cruel stepmother and step-sisters. When all their tales, and the tales of other fairy tale characters, lead to the woods and become intertwined, dreams come true and wishes are granted. Their happiness has consequences, though, and the characters are forced to band together to save their world from destruction.

MUSICAL NUMBERS

Prologue: Into the Woods…………………….Company
Hello, Little Girl……Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood
I Guess This Is Goodbye……………………………..Jack
Maybe They’re Magic……………………..Baker’s Wife
I Know Things Now………..Little Red Riding Hood
A Very Nice Prince……….Cinderella, Baker’s Wife
Giants in the Sky………………………………………..Jack
Agony………Cinderella’s Prince, Rapunzel’s Prince
It Takes Two………………………..Baker, Baker’s Wife
Stay With Me…………………………………………..Witch
On the Steps of the Palace…………………Cinderella
Ever After…………………………….Narrator, Company

Prologue: So Happy……………………………..Company
Agony (Reprise)……………………Cinderella’s Prince,
                                                 Rapunzel’s Prince
Lament……………………………………………………Witch
Any Moment……Cinderella’s Prince, Baker’s Wife
Moments in the Woods…………………..Baker’s Wife
Your Fault…………..Jack, Baker, Witch, Cinderella,
                              Little Red Riding Hood
Last Midnight…………………………………………..Witch
No More…………………………Baker, Mysterious Man
No One Is Alone……………..Baker, Jack, Cinderella,
                                           Little Red Riding Hood
Finale: Children Will Listen………Witch, Company

CAST

Tom Aldredge                                                 Narrator
                                                            Mysterious Man
Joanna Gleason                                         Baker’s Wife
Bernadette Peters                                               Witch
Robert Westenberg                                               Wolf
                                                        Cinderella’s Prince
Chip Zien                                                             Baker
Barbara Bryne                                         Jack’s Mother
Kim Crosby                                                   Cinderella
Danielle Ferland                      Little Red Riding Hood
Merle Louise                                 Cinderella’s Mother
                                                                Grandmother
                                                                             Giant
Ben Wright                                                             Jack
Maureen Davis                                    Sleeping Beauty
Joy Franz                                Cinderella’s Stepmother
Philip Hoffman                                                Steward
Jean Kelly                                                  Snow White
Edmund Lyndeck                           Cinderella’s Father
Kay McClelland                                               Florinda
Lauren Mitchell                                               Lucinda
Chuck Wagner                                 Rapunzel’s Prince
Pamela Winslow                                             Rapunzel

Standby: Edmund Lyndeck (Narrator, Mysterious Man)

Understudies: Jeff Blumenkrantz (Jack, Rapunzel’s Prince, Steward), Suzzanne Douglas (Cinderella, Witch, Sleeping Beauty), Carolyn Marlow (Cinderella’s Stepmother, Jack’s Mother, Cinderella’s Mother, Grandmother, Giant), Michael Piontek (Jack, Rapunzel’s Prince, Cinderella’s Prince, Wolf)

OTHER PRODUCTIONS

2002 Broadway
2012 Central Park
2022 Encores!