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Originally broadcast as part of the 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. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast

Bernadette Peters
as The Witch
Chip Zien
as Baker
Joanna Gleason
as Baker's Wife
Tom Aldredge
as Narrator
Kim Crosby
as Cinderella
Danielle Ferland
as Red Riding Hood
Chuck Wagner
as Rapunzel's Prince
Pamela Winslow
as Rapunzel
Kay McClelland
as Stepsister
Barbara Byrne
as Jack's Mother
Tom Aldredge
as Mysterious Man
Tom Aldredge
as Narrator
Tom Aldredge
as Mysterious Man
Chip Zien
as Baker
Kay McClelland
as Stepsister
Kim Crosby
as Cinderella
Bernadette Peters
as The Witch
Barbara Byrne
as Jack's Mother
Joanna Gleason
as Baker's Wife
Pamela Winslow
as Rapunzel
Danielle Ferland
as Red Riding Hood
Chuck Wagner
as Rapunzel's Prince

Crew

James Lapine
Director
Iris Merlis
Producer
James Lapine
Screenwriter
Stephen Sondheim
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Brandman
Executive Producer
Sue Blane
Costume Designer
Joanna Merlin
Casting
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