Joaquina Kalukango to join 'Into the Woods' Broadway cast

She is a 2022 Tony Award winner for Paradise Square.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

She's the witch, you're the world! Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango will join the cast of Into the Woods on Broadway. She will perform from December 16 through the end of the show's run at the St. James Theatre on January 8.

Kalukango is known for her Tony-winning performance as Nelly in Paradise Square in 2022, her Tony-nominated performance as Kaneisha in Slave Play in 2019, and other Broadway roles in The Color Purple and Holler If Ya Hear Me.

In Into the Woods, Kalukango replaces Patina Miller and Montego Glover, who currently share the role of The Witch. The current cast also includes Stephanie J. Block as the Baker’s Wife, Brian d’Arcy James as the Baker, Gavin Creel as the Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Andy Karl as Rapunzel’s Prince, Krysta Rodriguez as Cinderella, Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood, Jim Stanek as the Steward, Ann Harada as Jack’s Mother, Cole Thompson as Jack, and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel.

As previously announced, other upcoming cast changes include Joshua Henry returning as Rapunzel's Prince beginning on November 25, and Denee Benton returning as Cinderella beginning November 21.

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods mashes up the stories of beloved fairytale characters like Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, and more, as they all journey into the woods and discover that happily ever after isn't all it's cracked up to be.

The show's original production won three Tony Awards, including Best Original Score. A five-star New York Theatre Guide review calls this revival "bewitchingly beautiful and impeccably performed."

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