Into The Woods extends through to 12 April 2015


The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Into The Woods, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine and directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, extends its limited run at the Laura Pels Theatre by three weeks. Performances began on 18 December 2014, with an official opening on 22 January 2015. The limited run will now conclude on 12 April 2015, instead of the original closing date of 22 March.

Sondheim and Lapine's 1987 musical reinvents classic fairy tale characters as they journey into the woods to 'Mind the wolf, heed the witch and honor the giant', exploring the power of their wishes and what happens when they really do come true. As the first act follows characters such as Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Cinderella in their quest for happiness, the second act looks beyond their happily ever afters and questions the morality behind each of these well known fairy tales, warning the audience that "children will listen".

The cast of Into The Woods includes Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Matt Castle, Paul L. Coffey, Andy Grotelueschen, Liz Hayes, Claire Karpen, Jennifer Mudge, Patrick Mulryan, Ben Steinfeld and Emily Young.

The creative team features scenic design by Derek McLane, costumes by Whitney Locher, lighting by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Darron L West, choreography by Lisa Shriver, music direction by Matt Castle and orchestrations by Frank Galgano.

The original production of Into The Woods opened at the Martin Beck Theatre on 5 Nov 1987, running for 765 performances. A Broadway revival opened in 2002 at the Broadhurst Theatre starring Vanessa Williams and Laura Benanti, running for 279 performances. An outdoor revival took place in 2012 at the Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, directed by Tim Sheader and starring Donna Murphy, Amy Adams, Chip Zien and Denis O'Hare. A film adaptation of the musical was released on 25 December 2014, produced by Walt Disney Studios, with direction by Rob Marshall.

- by Tom Millward

Emily Young (Little Red Ridinghood), Ben Steinfeld (Baker), Claire Karpen (Granny), Patrick Mulryan (Jack), Noah Brody (Wolf), Jennifer Mudge (Witch) and Andy Grotelueschen (Milky White)