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Into the Woods on Broadway
Into the Woods on Broadway Tickets

Into the Woods on Broadway Tickets

New York
28 Jun 2022 - 8 Jan 2023

Into the Woods on Broadway Information

Into the Woods had a sold-out run in May 2022 as part of the Encores! 2022 season, and now the musical transfers to the St. James Theatre on Broadway with a star-studded cast. Get Into the Woods tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.

Into the Woods is a musical about fairytales — but this show tells them differently than you might remember them. Into the Woods draws on versions of fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers, whose stories often have dark themes and endings. The central story is a totally original one, though, of a baker and his wife trying to conceive. They've been having trouble for a long time, and they soon discover that because the baker's father angered a witch years ago, she put a curse on his family to make them barren.

The witch tells the couple that she'll reverse the curse if they bring her four enchanted items: a red cape, a gold slipper, yellow hair, and a white cow. So they venture into the woods near their house to get these items and cross paths with classic fairytale characters like Cinderella and her prince, Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, Rapunzel, and Jack (of the beanstalk), who are all trying to fulfill wishes and wants of their own. But nothing is as it seems in the wood, and the path to happy ever after isn't always a clear one.

Into the Woods features a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and it's one of the composer's most well-known musicals. The premiere of Into the Woods on Broadway was in 1987, two years after Lapine and Sondheim's previous collaboration, Sunday in the Park with George, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and got nominated for Best Musical. Into the Woods had plenty of success of its own, winning three Tonys of its own including Best Book and Best Score. The show also further cemented the star status of Bernadette Peters (as the Witch) and propelled Chip Zien and Joanna Gleason (as the Baker and the Baker's Wife) to Broadway fame; Gleason won the production's third Tony.

The last Into the Woods revival took place in 2002, and now 20 years later, Into the Woods returns. The current revival joins another Sondheim revival on Broadway: Company, which was nominated for nine 2022 Tony Awards and features a female Bobbie (Katrina Lenk) in place of the originally male lead, Bobby. Sondheim's Assassins was also revived off Broadway shortly beforehand, in winter 2021, just before Sondheim's death in November 2021.

Tickets to Into the Woods in New York are on sale now.

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

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.

Please note: Patina Miller and Montego Glover share the role of the Witch beginning September 6. Montego Glover will perform Tuesdays-Thursdays and Patina Miller will perform Fridays-Sundays.

Joshua Henry will not perform August 24-28. Gavin Creel will not perform September 6-15.

Run time

2 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

Opening date

June 28th, 2022

Closing date

January 8th, 2023

Categories

Musicals

Booking until

October 15th, 2022

Previews from

June 27th, 2022

Venue

St. James Theatre

Cast and creative


By: James Lapine
Songs by: Stephen Sondheim
Director: Lear deBessonet
Cast list: Sebastian Arcelus, Stephanie J. Block, Patina Miller, Montego Glover, Krysta Rodriguez, Joshua Henry, Gavin Creel, Cole Thompson, Katy Geraghty, Annie Golden, Nancy Opel, Ann Harada, David Patrick Kelly, Ta'Nika Gibson, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, Jim Stanek
Design: David Rockwell
Lighting: Tyler Micoloeau
Costume: Andrea Hood
Choreography: Lorin Latarro
Sound: Scott Lehrer and Alex Menumamm

Our review

Find someone who looks at you the way the carb-loving Little Red Ridinghood locks eyes on a loaf of bread in the opening moments of the bewitchingly beautiful and impeccably performed Into the Woods at the St. James Theatre.Her besotted eyeballs all but scream, "More, please!" Turns out, the same expression was plastered on my face for almost three hours during this take on the late-1980s fairytale musical by composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and writer James Lapine.Direct from a deservedly...

Latest Into the Woods on Broadway News & Features

We know things now, many wonderful things — like casting for Into the Woods on Broadway! Casting for the hit musical revival has been announced through November 20.Newly announced is Brian d'Arcy James, who will return to the role of the Baker from October 25. James previously played the role opposite Sara Bareilles as the Baker's Wife from when the Broadway production began in June through September 4. He will replace Sebastian Arcelus, who will play his final performance October 23.In...

There's even more time to go into the woods! The critically acclaimed revival of Into the Woods has extended a second time, with performances now running through January 8, 2023 at the St. James Theatre.Director Lear deBessonet's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical was first staged in May as part of the New York City Center Encores! series for rarely revived musicals. The show initially transferred to Broadway for an eight-week limited engagement through August 21 before...

Find out who will join Into the Woods on Broadway from September. Into the Woods recently extended on Broadway and is at the St. James Theatre through October 16.Real-life spouses Sebastian Arcelus and Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block will take over the roles of the Baker and the Baker's Wife, respectively. Krysta Rodriguez takes over as Cinderella, with Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood, and Jim Stanek as the Steward.Montego Glover will share the role of The Witch alongside current...

UPDATE: Bareilles and the entire current cast of Into the Woods will perform through September 4. Casting for the remainder of the extension has yet to be announced.We're getting a few more moments in the woods! The star-studded Broadway revival of Into the Woods will extend its run. Originally set to play for only eight weeks, through August 21, the musical will now remain at the St. James Theatre through October 16.Into the Woods mashes up stories and characters from multiple Brothers Grimm...

Once upon a time, a composer and a playwright teamed up to create a musical about Grimm fairy tale characters. That musical, Into the Woods, won three Tony Awards in 1993 and inspired an entire generation of theatre kids. Now, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's seminal musical is getting its second Broadway revival, which began June 28 at the St. James Theatre.Into the Woods is about a baker and his wife who have to go on a quest in order to reverse a curse that a Witch had placed on their...

This is your ticket into the woods! The latest Broadway revival of Into the Woods will have lottery tickets available throughout its entire limited run. Performances begin at the St. James Theatre tonight and run through August 21.The lottery for $50 tickets will open for entries the day before each performance, and on the Friday before each Saturday and Sunday performance. Winners will be drawn at 11 a.m. that day, and further drawings may take place throughout the day based on availability....

UPDATE: Additional casting for Into the Woods on Broadway has been announced. New cast members include Nancy Opel as Cinderella's Stepmother, Aymee Garcia as Jack's Mother, Alysia Velez as Rapunzel, and Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Alexander Joseph Grayson, Paul Kreppel, Diane Phelan, and Lucia Spina as understudies.No one leaves for good! The star-studded New York City Center production of Into the Woods, which initially had a limited run earlier this spring, is set to transfer to Broadway...

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