On The Scene: Musical “Into the Woods” makes journey back to Broadway. See the cast firsthand.
The iconic musical “Into the Woods” has made the magical journey back to Broadway.
The production opened Sunday at the St. James Theatre, featuring a star-studded cast that includes Sara Bareilles, Phillipa Soo, Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry.
Originally performed on Broadway in 1987, the musical's characters are drawn from fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
"When you're watching fairy tales, there's something childlike that immerses, that you get immersed in, that is also very cathartic," says Bareilles, who plays the Baker's wife.
“Into the Woods” is one of the late Stephen Sondheim's most loved works. This production was first staged at New York City Center Encores last spring before transferring to Broadway.
"Whenever I make something, especially live theatre, I hope that people leave watching it having felt some sort of comradery with their fellow man," says Soo, who plays Cinderella. "There's a level of empathy we can all gain from watching a piece of live theatre."
Into The Woods is a limited engagement and is scheduled to close on Aug. 21. Ticket information is available HERE.