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Into the Woods Details


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


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


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