Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Bernadette Peters
Director: James Lapine Cast: Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
, Chip Zien
Chip Zien
, Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
James Lapine

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Overview

Originally broadcast as part of the American Playhouse series on PBS, this video captures a performance by the original cast of the popular Broadway musical. With songs and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, who also directed the stage production, Into the Woods humorously combines a number of classic fairy tales into one over-arching narrative. A baker and his wife are assigned a number of tasks by a nearby witch; only after completing these duties will they be able to give birth. During their quest to fulfill the witches' demands, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and numerous other fairy tale figures. The traditional stories are parodied and altered at will, yet the original fairy tales' sense of wonder and, at times, darkness remains intact. The score, winner of Broadway's Tony Award, includes such songs as "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky," and "No One Is Alone."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
UPC: 0014381002058
Original Release: 1990
Source: Image Entertainment
Time: 2:33:00
Sales rank: 5,265

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bernadette Peters The Witch
Chip Zien Baker
Joanna Gleason Baker's Wife
Tom Aldredge Narrator/Mysterious Man
Kim Crosby Cinderella
Danielle Ferland Red Riding Hood
Ben Wright Jack
Chuck Wagner Rapunzel's Prince
Pamela Winslow Rapunzel
Kay McClelland Stepsister
Maureen Davis Sleeping Beauty
Barbara Byrne Jack's Mother
Robert Westenberg Actor

Technical Credits
James Lapine Director,Screenwriter
Sue Blane Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Brandman Executive Producer
Ann Hould-ward Costumes/Costume Designer
Joanna Merlin Casting
Iris Merlis Producer
Stephen Sondheim Score Composer
Tony Straiges Set Decoration/Design

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