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PLEASE NOTE:
Casting changes starting September 6th:
STEPHANIE J. BLOCK AS THE BAKER’S WIFE, SEBASTIAN ARCELUS AS THE BAKER, KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ AS CINDERELLA, ANDY KARL AS THE WOLF/CINDERELLA’S PRINCE (SEPT. 6 – 15), MONTEGO GLOVER TO SHARE THE ROLE OF THE WITCH WITH PATINA MILLER.

The role of the Witch will not be played by Patina Miller at the following performances: Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, August 24, 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 31, 2 p.m. The role of Cinderella will not be played by Phillipa Soo at the Saturday, September 3, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances. The role of Rapunzel’s Prince will not be played by Joshua Henry for all performances from Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28.

INTO THE WOODS IS A GIANT HIT!
NOW EXTENDED FOR 8 MORE WEEKS

Here’s a reason to be happy ever after... Direct from its sold-out New York City Center Encores! run, STEPHEN SONDHEIM and JAMES LAPINE’s Tony Award®-winning triumph INTO THE WOODS has come to Broadway’s St. James Theatre. So don’t delay or be misled—this critically acclaimed new production is here just for a moment!

“A glorious revival with a wonderful cast who deliver rich and very human performances.
I listened. I am still listening. You should, too.”

The New York Times

NOW YOU CAN GET WHAT YOU WISH!

This theatrical event, directed by LEAR deBESSONET (Hercules), will honor the memory of legendary composer STEPHEN SONDHEIM and this Broadway masterpiece like never before. But don’t wait until your last midnight! Tickets are going fast—and that’s no fairy tale.

The Cast

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Sara Bareilles

Baker's Wife
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Sara Bareilles

(Baker's Wife)

has received two Tony Award nominations, three Primetime Emmy Award nominations and seven Grammy Award nominations, garnering a 2020 Grammy in the category of Best American Roots Performance for her song “Saint Honesty.” On Broadway, she composed music and lyrics for Waitress, and stepped into the lead role in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Other musical credits include a song on the Tony Award-nominated score for SpongeBob SquarePants and Emmy Award-nominated appearance as Mary Magdalene in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live.” Bareilles produced original music and executive produced the musical drama series “Little Voice,” teaming up with Jessie Nelson, J.J. Abrams and Apple. She currently plays Dawn Solano on the Emmy-nominated musical comedy series “Girls5eva” streaming on Peacock. She is thrilled to join this extraordinary company for another moment in the woods.

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Brian d'Arcy James

Baker
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Brian d'Arcy James

(Baker)

is a threetime Tony Award nominee with multiple Broadway credits. The Ferryman, Something Rotten, Hamilton, Next to Normal, Time Stands Still, Titanic, Macbeth, Shrek the Musical and Sweet Smell of Success, to name a few. Brian originated the role of King George in Hamilton at The Public Theater. Other select Off-Broadway: The Good Thief (Obie Award), The Wild Party, Port Authority, Floyd Collins among others. Brian appeared in Steven Spielberg’s 2022 Oscar-nominated film West Side Story as Officer Krupke. He was in the 2016 Oscar-winning Spotlight (multiple Best Ensemble awards including SAG Award). Other select film: Molly’s Game, First Man, The Kitchen, Ghost Town. Television: Executive producer of CBS’ “How We Roll,” he can be seen in Marvel’s “Hawkeye,” “Smash,” “13 Reasons Why,” “Evil,” “Devs,” among many others. Upcoming film and television: Where All Light Tends to Go with Billy Bob Thornton, Rebecca Miller’s She Came to Me, “Love and Death” (HBO Max), “Dear Edward” (Apple TV).

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Patina Miller

Witch
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Patina Miller

(Witch)

makes her highly anticipated Broadway return since receiving a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical in 2013 for the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin. Miller can currently be seen on screen as lead Raquel “Raq” Thomas in Starz’s critically acclaimed “Powerbook III: Raising Kanan,” which returns for season two in August. Broadway: Pippin (Tony Award winner, Outer Critics Circle Award winner, Drama League Award honoree and Fred & Adele Astaire Award nominee), Sister Act (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and Theatre World Award winner). Off-Broadway: Ragtime, Lost in the Stars, Romantic Poetry. West End: Sister Act (Olivier Award nomination). Television/ film: “Madam Secretary,” “Mercy Street,” “Word Party,” “All My Children,” The Many Saints of Newark, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2. Miller is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

The role of the Witch will not be played by Patina Miller at the following performances: Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, August 24, 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 31, 2 p.m.

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Phillipa Soo

Cinderella
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Phillipa Soo

(Cinderella)

was last seen at The Public Theater starring in Suffs, Shaina Taub’s new musical. She is best known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in Broadway’s critically acclaimed show Hamilton, earning her Tony and Emmy nominations and winning a Grammy. She was also nominated for a Tony and Emmy for the filmed version. Television: “Shining Girls,” “Dopesick,” “The Code,” “The Bite.” Film: One True Loves (upcoming): tick, tick…BOOM!; Over the Moon; The Broken Hearts Galley; The One and Only Ivan. Broadway: Amélie, The Parisian Woman. Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.

The role of Cinderella will not be played by Phillipa Soo at the Saturday, September 3, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances.

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Gavin Creel

Cinderella's Prince/Wolf
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Gavin Creel

(Cinderella's Prince/Wolf)

Upcoming: Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice (book, music and lyrics, originally commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.) Broadway: Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award); Hair (Tony nomination); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony nomination); Waitress; The Book of Mormon; She Loves Me; La Cage aux Folles. West End: The Book of Mormon (Olivier Award), Hair, Waitress, Mary Poppins. Television: PBS “Stars on Stage,” “American Horror Stories,” “Eloise at the Plaza” and “Eloise at Christmastime.” Original recordings: GOODTIMENATION, Quiet, Get Out. Graduate: University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Gavin is a Hermitage Artist Writing Fellow, and Walk on Through was selected for development at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2022 National Musical Theatre Conference.

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Joshua Henry

Rapunzel's Prince
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Joshua Henry

(Rapunzel's Prince)

is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist best known for his Tony-nominated leading roles in Carousel, The Scottsboro Boys and Violet, as well as for his show-stopping performance as Aaron Burr in the cultural phenomenon Hamilton (Chicago/San Francisco/Los Angeles). Joshua’s debut album Grow is available worldwide on all streaming platforms. He is a BMG recording artist and his original symphony show Get Up, Stand Up premieres this fall with The Philly Pops orchestra. On screen, he starred as Roger Bart in the Academy Award-nominated film tick, tick… BOOM! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He also starred as Jerlamarel opposite Jason Momoa in two seasons of Apple TV+’s show “See.” Other Broadway shows include In the Heights, Shuffle Along, American Idiot, Porgy and Bess, Bring It On: The Musical. Off-Broadway: In the Heights, The Wrong Man.

The role of Rapunzel’s Prince will not be played by Joshua Henry for all performances from Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28.

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Julia Lester

Little Red Ridinghood
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Julia Lester

(Little Red Ridinghood)

made her New York debut in City Center’s Into the Woods, and is over the moon to now be making her Broadway debut! She currently stars as Ashlyn in “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” on Disney+. Other select television: “Mom” on CBS, “Spirit: Riding Free” on Netflix, and “The Thundermans” on Nickelodeon. Favorite theatre credits: Carrie: The Musical (Carrie), Next to Normal (Natalie), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet). Love to Mommy and Daddy!

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Cole Thompson

Jack
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Cole Thompson

(Jack)

Broadway debut! Readings/workshops: Bliss (dir. Sheryl Kaller). Regional: Weston Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Cole is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre program. Huge thank you to the Nicolosi and Co. team! Much love to my family and friends for their constant support! @_cole__thompson

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David Patrick Kelly

Narrator/Mysterious Man
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David Patrick Kelly

(Narrator/Mysterious Man)

Broadway: Thérèse Raquin, Uncle Vanya, Once, Twelfth Night, The Government Inspector, Working. Select Off-Broadway: Miss You Like Hell, Everybody, When I Come to Die, Ghosts, Kit Marlowe, Lobster Alice. Television: “Ray Donovan,” “Twin Peaks,” “Succession,” “Feed the Beast,” “The Blacklist,” “Gossip Girl” and others. Film: Fugitive Dreams, John Wick, Flags of Our Fathers, ChiRaq, The Longest Yard, Last Man Standing, Flirting with Disaster, The Crow, Malcolm X and The Warriors. Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.

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Annie Golden

Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant
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Annie Golden

(Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant)

Discovered on the Bowery fronting a rock band/cast by Milos Forman as Jeannie in Hair, the 1978 film. Some Broadway credits include Violet, Xanadu, The Full Monty, Ah! Wilderness. Recently: Broadway Bounty Hunter Off-Broadway. Was Sondheim’s original Squeaky Fromme in Assassins (Playwrights Horizons). Numerous Film/Television credits, most notably her role as Norma Romano in the hit series “Orange Is the New Black,” “Filthy Rich,” “New Amsterdam,” “Evil” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

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Nancy Opel

Cinderella’s Stepmother
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Nancy Opel

(Cinderella’s Stepmother)

Broadway: A Christmas Carol Broadway (SF co.), Wicked, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Honeymoon in Vegas, Cinderella, Memphis, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown, Triumph of Love, Anything Goes, Sunday in the Park With George, Evita, others. Off-Broadway: Curvy Widow, Toxic Avenger, My Deah, Polish Joke, Mere Mortals, All in the Timing. National tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. Television: “The Big C,” multiple “Law & Order.” Juilliard School, drama division. nancyopel.com

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Aymee Garcia

Jack's Mother
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Aymee Garcia

(Jack's Mother)

is beyond thrilled to be able to join this beautiful and brilliant cast of ITW. Broadway: Shrek the Musical (Mama Bear), Les Misérables (Madame Thénardier) and Avenue Q (u/s). National tour: Cinderella the Musical (Charlotte). Television/film: “Fraggle Rock,” Back to the Rock (Marjory the Trash Heap/Ma Gorg), “Sesame Street” (Rosa, Abuela). Love to friends, family, therapy and her agent Penny Luedtke for all the love and support. Instagram: @aymeegarcia1234

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Delphi Borich

u/s Little Red Ridinghood, Lucinda, Florinda, Rapunzel
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Delphi Borich

(u/s Little Red Ridinghood, Lucinda, Florinda, Rapunzel)

Broadway debut! Regional credits include TUTS, DTC, The 5th, Asolo Rep, Lyceum Theatre and The Fulton. Television: “WeCrashed.” Endless thanks to her family, friends, Nathan, The Telsey Office and HCKR. Proud graduate of Syracuse University. Bobby, we did it! @delphiborich

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Felicia Curry

u/s Baker’s Wife, Witch, Jack’s Mother, Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant
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Felicia Curry

(u/s Baker’s Wife, Witch, Jack’s Mother, Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant)

Broadway debut! Select credits: The Skin of Our Teeth; Queens Girl in the World; Nina Simone: Four Women; Matilda; The Color Purple; Ragtime; Caroline, or Change; Les Misérables; Aida. Thanks and love to Dougie, my parents, family, friends, Geoff, SAKS&. @thefeliciacurry

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Jason Forbach

u/s Baker, Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Rapunzel’s Prince, Narrator/Mysterious Man
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Jason Forbach

(u/s Baker, Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Rapunzel’s Prince, Narrator/Mysterious Man)

is thrilled to return to the Woods after Encores! Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables (Enjolras). Tour/special engagement: The Secret Garden; Phantom: Las Vegas!; Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: The Music Teacher (The New Group), A.W.O.L. (59E59) and regional companies across the country. Love to Joe + Jasper.

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Ta'Nika Gibson

Lucinda
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Ta'Nika Gibson

(Lucinda)

Recently recurring as Debbie Allen in HBO’s “Winning Time.” Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud (Diana Ross), Oklahoma! (Laurey), Dreamgirls (Lorell), The Wiz (Dorothy), Aida (Aida). Television: “Bull” (CBS), “Iron Fist” (Netflix). Thank you God, Lakey, Thomas, Mitch (CAA), Mom, Dad, Telsey, Patty Forbes and Aaron. @tanika_renee_gibson

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Alex Joseph Grayson

u/s Jack, Rapunzel’s Prince, Milky White, Cinderella’s Father
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Alex Joseph Grayson

(u/s Jack, Rapunzel’s Prince, Milky White, Cinderella’s Father)

Broadway: Girl From the North Country, A Bronx Tale. Other: Once on This Island (national tour), Toni Stone (Off-Broadway). The Old Globe, Asolo Rep. Thanks to Matt Redmond. Love to Miki, Jenifer, Mom, Dad!

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Albert Guerzon

Cinderella’s Father, Dance Captain
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Albert Guerzon

(Cinderella’s Father, Dance Captain)

Broadway: Mamma Mia!, Ghost, Honeymoon in Vegas, Escape to Margaritaville. Off-Broadway: The Visitor (Public Theater) and The Life (New York City Center’s Encores!). National tours: Mamma Mia!; Escape to Margaritaville. Other favorites: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (LJP), The Wiz (LJP), Twyla Tharp’s The Times They Are A-Changin’ (world premiere), Smokey Joe’s Café. Love you ES!

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Brooke Ishibashi

Florinda
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Brooke Ishibashi

(Florinda)

Broadway debut. Originated/developed Cambodian Rock Band (South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse). Former Actors’ Equity Association national councilor; Fair Wage Onstage core member; NYCLU ambassador; Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United co-founder. Arts and culture contributes over $919 billion to the U.S. economy, employing over 5.2 million arts workers. BeAnArtsHero.com

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Cameron Johnson

u/s Baker, Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Jack, Milky White, Steward
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Cameron Johnson

(u/s Baker, Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Jack, Milky White, Steward)

is making his Broadway debut! Favorite credits include Swept Away (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (Fyedka, Stage 42), The Golden Bride (Misha, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene), The Tiny Moustache (Franz), Orlando Paladino (Pasquale). He received his BMus at Acadia University and MMus at Manhattan School of Music.

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Kennedy Kanagawa

Milky White
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Kennedy Kanagawa

(Milky White)

Broadway debut! Recent credits: Gold Mountain (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Adventurephile (Keen Company), Saturday Night (Second Stage), The Good Swimmer (BAM), Lolita, My Love (York Theatre Company), Dinner with Georgette (NYTW Next Door), Last Ship to Proxima Centauri (Portland Stage), Eastbound (Village Theatre). All my love to my tribe. kennedykanagawa.com

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Paul Kreppel

u/s Narrator/Mysterious Man, Steward, Cinderella’s Father
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Paul Kreppel

(u/s Narrator/Mysterious Man, Steward, Cinderella’s Father)

Fiftyplus year career from Boston improv to NYC. From LaMama to Lincoln Center. From NY to L.A. Theatre, television and film. Tony Award for co-producing/directing/creating through WetRock Entertainment. Thrilled to be part of this amazing production. For Murphy, Will and Molly. paulkreppel.com

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Mary Kate Moore

u/s Baker’s Wife, Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Florinda
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Mary Kate Moore

(u/s Baker’s Wife, Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Florinda)

is honored to make her Broadway debut transferring with this production from Encores! Tour: Les Misérables (Fantine), Into the Woods. Regional: Songs for a New World (Gateway Playhouse), Spring Awakening, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). Television: “The Other Two” (2021). Love to my family and DGRW!

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Diane Phelan

u/s Cinderella, Lucinda, Cinderella’s Stepmother, Rapunzel
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Diane Phelan

(u/s Cinderella, Lucinda, Cinderella’s Stepmother, Rapunzel)

Broadway: The King and I, School of Rock. Other favorites: Here Lies Love (The Public), The Sound of Music (Maria/La Mirada), West Side Story (Maria/Paris Châtelet), Carousel (Julie Jordan/NAAP), The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel/CTRep). Film: Marry Harry (Amazon Prime). For my family. IG @dianicaphelan

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Lucia Spina

u/s Witch, Jack’s Mother, Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant, Cinderella’s Stepmother
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Lucia Spina

(u/s Witch, Jack’s Mother, Cinderella’s Mother/Granny/Giant, Cinderella’s Stepmother)

Broadway: Kinky Boots, South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Les Misérables, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Silence! The Musical, Fugitive Songs. Sondheim: Sunday in the Park With George, Anyone Can Whistle (Ravinia Festival), Sondheim Unplugged (54 Below). Proud graduate of North Central College. LuciaSpina.com

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David Turner

Steward
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David Turner

(Steward)

Ninth Broadway production, third by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. David is a commercial pilot who flies for Angel Flight, providing free transportation to patients in need. He and his husband, Aaron, also a pilot, own and operate the Flying Dollar Airport in Pennsylvania.

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Alysia Velez

Rapunzel
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Alysia Velez

(Rapunzel)

is excited to let her hair down in her Broadway debut as Rapunzel! So much love to her mom, family, support system and BRS/Gage. She previously starred in TikTok’s musical, For You, Paige and had her opera debut with Magic City Opera (Sand Man and Dew Fairy) in Hansel and Gretel. Alysia earned her BM from Manhattan School of Music. She would like to give a special thank you to Judith Clurman. Beyond grateful! IG: alysiavelez

Creative Team

Music & Lyrics by

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

(Music & Lyrics)

wrote music and lyrics for Saturday Night, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, The Frogs, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park With George, Assassins, Passion and Road Show. He wrote the lyrics for West Side Story, Gypsy and Do I Hear a Waltz? and additional lyrics for Candide. He composed music for “Evening Primrose” (television) and the films Stavisky, Reds and Dick Tracy. His collected lyrics with attendant essays have been published in two volumes: Finishing the Hat and Look, I Made a Hat. In 2010, Broadway’s Henry Miller’s Theatre was renamed in his honor.

Book by

James Lapine

Originally Directed by

James Lapine

James Lapine

(Book)

also worked with Stephen Sondheim on Sunday in the Park With George and Passion. He conceived and directed the musical review Sondheim on Sondheim. With William Finn he created Falsettos, Little Miss Sunshine and directed Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other Broadway credits include his play based on Moss Hart’s memoir Act One and Flying Over Sunset. He has written the plays Table Settings, Twelve Dreams, The Moment When, Fran’s Bed and Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing. Lapine has been the recipient of three Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, SDC’s Mr. Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. His book Putting it Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created Sunday in the Park With George made the New York Times bestseller list.

Orchestrations by

Jonathan Tunick

Jonathan Tunick

(Orchestrations)

was Stephen Sondheim’s orchestrator of choice, orchestrating nearly all of his musicals, including Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Passion and Road Show plus A Chorus Line, Nine, A Gentleman’s Guide… and the recent Carousel, West Side Story and The Music Man. In 1997 he received the first Tony given for orchestration, elevating him to “EGOT” status with all four major entertainment awards. In 2009 he was inducted into Broadway’s Theater Hall of Fame.


Scenic Designer

David Rockwell

David Rockwell

(Scenic Designer)

Broadway: Take Me Out; Kiss Me, Kate; Lobby Hero; She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk and OCC awards); On the Twentieth Century (Tony nom); You Can’t Take It With You (Tony nom); Kinky Boots (Tony nom); Lucky Guy (Tony nom); Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC noms); and the upcoming production of A Beautiful Noise. Off-Broadway: Into the Woods, Seven Deadly Sins and Shakespeare in the Park. Founder and president of the architecture and design firm Rockwell Group.

Costume Designer

Andrea Hood

Andrea Hood

(Costume Designer)

Off-Broadway: Hercules, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park), Love and Information (New York Theatre Workshop, Lortel nomination), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, The Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company). Regional: The Who’s Tommy (Kennedy Center), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Glimmerglass Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Two River Theater. International: National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China; Berlin State Opera House, Germany. Obie Award. andreahooddesign.com

Lighting Designer

Tyler Micoleau

Tyler Micoleau

(Lighting Designer)

Originally from Maine, lighting designer Tyler Micoleau lives in Brooklyn. He has designed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, as well as regionally and internationally. He is the recipient of a Tony Award (for The Band’s Visit), two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Henry Hewes Design Awards, and two OBIE awards. Recent designs include: American Buffalo (Circle in the Square), A Case for the Existence of God (Signature Theatre NYC) and the national tour of The Band’s Visit.

Sound Designers

Scott Lehrer

Alex Neumann

Scott Lehrer

(Co-Sound Designer)

has designed over 200 plays and musicals on and off Broadway, at regional theatres and internationally, from the original Playwrights Horizons production of Sunday in the Park With George, to the long-running revival of Chicago, to The Music Man. He received the first sound design Tony for the 2008 revival of South Pacific. Recording projects include the Broadway cast recording of An American in Paris (Grammy nom), Loudon Wainwright III’s High Wide & Handsome (Grammy) and Meredith Monk’s mercy.

Alex Neumann

(Co-Sound Designer)

Tours: Fiddler on the Roof (first national), The King and I (second national). Regional: Sense and Sensibility (American Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage), Bus Stop, The Atheist (Huntington Theatre Company), Ether Dome (Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company), 39 Steps (Olney Theatre Center). Events/other: Drama Desk Awards (2017–2019), A Tribute to the Presidential Scholars (Kennedy Center, 2016–2019). Footloose (Norwegian Cruise Lines 2019). Broadway: Over 20 productions as associate sound designer. soundsneu.com


Puppet Designer

James Ortiz

James Ortiz

(Puppet Designer)

Most recently: dino design for Lincoln Center’s production of The Skin of Our Teeth. Soon: Disney’s Hercules, Kiss My Aztec! at Hartford Stage. Previous credits include The Public Theater, Carnegie Mellon University, Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Opera Saratoga, Ars Nova and 59E59. 2016 Obie for puppetry design for The Woodsman. 2021 Drama Desk for The Skin of Our Teeth puppet design. American Theatre magazine “Six Theatre Workers you Should Know” in 2020. Jamesortiz.co

Hair, Wigs & Makeup Designer

Cookie Jordan

Cookie Jordan

(Hair, Wigs & Makeup Designer)

Broadway: The Skin of Our Teeth, Skeleton Crew, Clyde’s, Trouble in Mind, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, A Strange Loop, Slave Play, Once on This Island, Sunday in the Park With George, In Transit, Eclipsed, Side Show, After. Television: Emmy nomination for makeup design of NBC’s “The Wiz Live!” Recipient of 2019 and 2020 Obie Awards, Ruth Morley Design Award.

Production Stage Manager

Justin Scribner

Justin Scribner

(Production Stage Manager)

is a stage manager, producer, playwright, poet and self-care advocate. His 14 Broadway credits include Once on This Island, Rock of Ages and Rent. Justin is the producing director of The Forest of Arden, an adjunct professor at Columbia University and author of the collection of poetry and short stories, every grain of sand.


Music Coordinators

Seymour Red Press

Kimberlee Wertz

Seymour Red Press

(Music Coordinator)

received the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre. Credits include more than 100 shows, including the original Gypsy. He is an ASCAP composer whose compositions have sold over 100,000 records. His playing career segued from Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman to Leonard Bernstein. Recent Broadway: Chicago, The Music Man, Funny Girl.

Kimberlee Wertz

(Music Coordinator)

Television: The Tony Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, The Academy Awards, “A Capitol Fourth,” “We Are One: Obama Inaugural,” “Mozart in the Jungle.” Broadway: A Year With Frog and Toad; with Red Press: Hello, Dolly!; Carousel; King Lear; West Side Story; Funny Girl; The Lehman Trilogy; The Music Man; City Center Encores!


Production Supervisor

Cody Renard Richard

Cody Renard Richard

(Production Supervisor)

is thrilled to be back in the woods! As a stage manager, Cody has worked on 14 Broadway shows, most recently serving as the PSM and associate director for Freestyle Love Supreme. Other favorites: Cirque du Soleil, Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Tony Awards, VMAs and four Live! musicals for NBC. Cody is adjunct faculty at Columbia. He was named a 2020 OUT100 honoree and to the Kennedy Center Next 50 list. CRR Scholarship founder. codyrenard.com

Casting by

The Telsey Office
Craig Burns, CSA

The Telsey Office

(Casting)

With offices in both New York and Los Angeles, The Telsey Office casts for theatre, film, television and commercials. The Telsey Office is dedicated to creating safe, equitable and anti-racist spaces through collaboration, artistry, heart, accountability and advocacy.

Advertising & Marketing

Serino Coyne

Press

DKC/O&M


General Management

Showtown Theatricals
Nathan Gehan
Samuel Dallas

Showtown Theatricals

(General Management)

Broadway/tour: A Christmas Carol, May We All, In Residence on Broadway, The Jimmy Awards, Notre Dame de Paris (Lincoln Center), Mystery Science Theater 3000. Regional: Bruce: The Musical, Anne of Green Gables, American Prophet, How to Dance in Ohio, True North, Russian Troll Farm, Grace: The Musical. Off-Broadway: A Sherlock Carol. Upcoming: Romy & Michele, Room, shAme, Syncing Ink and When Playwrights Kill. showtown.nyc

Production Management

Aurora Productions

Aurora Productions

(Production Management)

A Beautiful Noise; Beetlejuice; The Book of Mormon; Company; Frozen (Australia, Germany, London, Japan, North American tour); Hadestown (tour); Macbeth; Mean Girls (tour); Plaza Suite; The Kite Runner; The Music Man; ...what the end will be. Aurora has been providing technical supervision and production management to the entertainment industry since 1989.

Company Manager

Lizbeth Cone

Lizbeth Cone

(Company Manager)

has worked on over 40 Broadway/national/international productions, most recently the seven-time Tony-nominated revival of for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Delighted to be working on this production.


Choreographed by

Lorin Latarro

Lorin Latarro

(Choreographer)

Broadway’s Waitress, Mrs. Doubtfire, Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Janet McTeer/Liev Schreiber, Waiting for Godot with Ian McKellen/Patrick Stuart, Merrily We Roll Along (Roundabout), La Traviata (Met Opera), Chess (Kennedy Center), 21 Chump Street (BAM), Twelfth Night (The Public). Immersive: Queen of the Night. Lorin directed Candace Bushnell’s Is There Still Sex in the City (Daryl Roth Theatre, NY Times Critic’s Pick), #DateMe (Westside Theatre), David Foster and Kat McPhee show. For Encores!: Assassins; God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Fanny. BFA from The Juilliard School, directing MA from NYU.


Featuring

The Encores! Orchestra

The Encores! Orchestra

Chosen for their versatility and virtuosity, the musicians of The Encores! Orchestra are experts in all eras and styles of theatre music, from the operettas of Sigmund Romberg to the jazz-inflected scores of Harold Arlen to the classic 1960’s Broadway sound of John Kander and Fred Ebb.


Music Director

Rob Berman

Rob Berman

(Music Director)

In 15 years as music director of Encores! at New York City Center, Rob conducted over 35 shows culminating with this production of Into the Woods. Broadway music supervision and conducting includes Bright Star; Dames at Sea; Finian’s Rainbow; White Christmas; The Pajama Game; The Apple Tree; Wonderful Town; and Promises, Promises. Winner of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction and six-time nominee for The Kennedy Center Honors on CBS.


Directed by

Lear deBessonet

Lear deBessonet

(Director)

most recently directed Into the Woods for Encores!, “Annie Live!” for NBC and Hercules (Disney Theatricals/Public Works). She is the artistic director of Encores! at New York City Center, and previously founded the acclaimed Public Works program at The Public Theater. She served as resident director at The Public for eight seasons. Her directing work has received an Obie Award, Lortel Award, Lilly Award and multiple Drama Desk nominations.