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CURRENT SHOW

INTO THE WOODS
October 7 - November 12, 2016
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Everyone’s favorite classic storybook characters come together in one enchanting modern musical.  The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk.  When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and run into Little Red Riding Hood, dashing princes, a maiden trapped in a tower, and a mysterious man along the way.  Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them all with disastrous results.

The original Broadway production began previews in New York at the Martin Beck Theatre on September 29, 1987, following its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego the year before.  The company included a number of stage veterans including Chip Zien as the Baker, Joanna Gleason as his wife, Robert Westenberg as Cinderella's Prince, and Bernadette Peters as the Witch. 

Into the Woods won three Tony Awards, including one for Gleason as Best Actress in a Musical.  In addition, it won five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Book of a Musical (James Lapine), Outstanding Lyrics (Stephen Sondheim), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Westenberg), and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Gleason). 

Thirteen years after the show first appeared on Broadway, it returned for a brief revival starring Laura Benanti as Cinderella and Vanessa Williams as the Witch. The production won both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival of a Musical in 2002, as well as garnering a number of other nominations.

Most recently a film adaptation of the musical made it to the silver screen with a star-studded cast led by Meryl Streep as the Witch.  A critical and commercial success, the movie has grossed over $200 million worldwide and has spurred new interest in having musicals adapted into films.