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Into the Woods
Into the Woods
is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm
Brothers Grimm
and Charles Perrault
Charles Perrault
fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", and "Cinderella", as well as several others. The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers' Rapunzel), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey. The musical debuted in San Diego
San Diego
at the Old Globe Theatre
Old Globe Theatre
in 1986 and premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, where it won several Tony Awards, including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason), in a year dominated by The Phantom of the Opera (1988). The musical has since been produced many times, with a 1988 US national tour, a 1990 West End production, a 1997 tenth anniversary concert, a 2002 Broadway revival, a 2010 London revival[1] and in 2012 as part of New York City's outdoor Shakespeare in the Park series. A Disney film adaptation directed by Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall
and starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
and Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
was released in 2014. The film grossed over $213 million worldwide[2] and received three Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nominations.

Contents

1 Plot

1.1 Act I 1.2 Act II

2 Productions

2.1 Pre-Broadway San Diego
San Diego
production 2.2 Original Broadway production 2.3 1988 US tour production 2.4 Original London production 2.5 1998 London revival production 2.6 2002 Broadway revival production 2.7 London Royal Opera House, 2007 2.8 Regent's Park
Regent's Park
Open Air Theatre production, 2010 2.9 Central Park
Central Park
Delacorte Theater
Delacorte Theater
production, 2012 2.10 Other productions

2.10.1 2016 Tel Aviv production

3 Casting history 4 Adaptations

4.1 Junior version 4.2 Film

5 Musical numbers 6 Analysis of book and music 7 Awards and nominations

7.1 Original Broadway production 7.2 Original London production 7.3 1999 London revival 7.4 2002 Broadway revival 7.5 2010 London revival 7.6 2012 New York revival 7.7 2014 Australian production 7.8 2015 Off-Broadway production

8 References 9 External links

Plot[edit]

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Act I[edit] Starting with the words "Once Upon a Time," the Narrator introduces four characters who each have a wish: Cinderella, the daughter of a wealthy man who has been reduced by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters into becoming their skivvy, wishes to attend the King's festival; Jack, a simple poor boy, wishes that his cow, Milky White, would give milk; and a Baker
Baker
and his Wife wish they could have a child. While Little Red Ridinghood[3] wishes for bread from the Baker
Baker
to take to her grandmother's house, which they give while she steals a few sweets, Jack's weary mother, who wishes for gold, nags him into selling the cow, and Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters Florinda and Lucinda tease her about wanting to attend the King's festival. The Baker's neighbor, an ugly old witch, reveals that the source of the couple's infertility is a curse she placed on the Baker's line after catching the Baker's father in her garden stealing vegetables, including six "magic" beans. In addition to the curse, the Witch took the Baker's father's newborn child Rapunzel. She explains the curse will be lifted if the Baker
Baker
and his Wife can find the four ingredients that the Witch needs for a certain potion; "the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold," all before the chime of midnight in three days' time. All begin their journeys into the woods—Jack goes to the market to sell his beloved pet Milky White, Cinderella's family goes to the Festival while Cinderella
Cinderella
goes to her mother's grave to ask for guidance, Little Red goes to her grandmother's house, and the Baker, refusing his wife's help, goes to find the ingredients ("Prologue"). Cinderella
Cinderella
visits her mother's grave and receives a beautiful gown and golden slippers from her mother's spirit (" Cinderella
Cinderella
at the Grave"). Jack encounters a Mysterious Man who mocks him for trying to sell his cow for more than a "sack of beans" and then vanishes. Little Red Ridinghood meets a hungry Wolf who convinces her to take a detour on her way to Granny's ("Hello, Little Girl"). The Baker
Baker
sees Little Red Ridinghood in the woods, and when the Witch appears, screaming at him to get the red cape, he is so frightened that he forgets the ingredients he needs. Luckily his wife, who followed him into the forest, reminds him. They are squabbling over her presence when they come across Jack with Milky White. Not having the money necessary to buy the cow, they convince Jack that the beans the Baker
Baker
has found in his father's old hunting jacket are magic beans and buy the cow for five of them. Jack bids a tearful goodbye to his cow ("I Guess This Is Goodbye"), and the Baker
Baker
orders his wife to return to the village with the cow. He has qualms about being so dishonest, but his wife reasons that the chance to have a child justifies their trickery ("Maybe They're Magic"). The Witch has raised Rapunzel
Rapunzel
as her own daughter, keeping her locked away from the world in a tall tower in the middle of the woods, accessible only by climbing Rapunzel's long, golden hair ("Our Little World"). However, on this day a handsome prince spies the beautiful Rapunzel
Rapunzel
and resolves to climb the tower himself. In another part of the wood, the Baker
Baker
has tracked down Little Red Ridinghood. Following the Witch's advice, he attempts to simply steal the red cape, but her ensuing temper tantrum guilts him into returning it. When Little Red Ridinghood arrives at her grandmother's house, she is swallowed by the Wolf. The Baker, in pursuit of the cape, slays the Wolf, pulling Little Red Ridinghood
Little Red Ridinghood
and her grandmother from the beast's innards. Little Red Riding hood rewards him with the red cape, reflecting on her new experiences ("I Know Things Now"). Meanwhile, Jack's mother angrily tosses the beans aside, which end up growing into an enormous stalk overnight, and sends her son to bed without supper. As Cinderella
Cinderella
flees the Festival, pursued by another handsome prince and his steward, the Wife helps her hide and quizzes Cinderella
Cinderella
about the ball. Cinderella
Cinderella
explains that it was a nice ball ("A Very Nice Prince") but seems fairly ambivalent about the experience. As a giant beanstalk begins to sprout from the ground next to Jack's cottage, the Baker's Wife spots Cinderella's pure gold slippers. She tries to chase after Cinderella
Cinderella
but inadvertently allows Milky White to run off, leaving the Baker's Wife without the slippers or the cow. The characters each state morals and credos as the first midnight chimes ("First Midnight") and they continue their journeys through the woods. The next morning, Jack describes his thrilling adventure after he returns from climbing the beanstalk and finding a castle of two married giants, whom he robbed unnoticed ("Giants in the Sky"). He gives the Baker
Baker
five gold pieces he stole from the giants to buy back his cow. When the Baker
Baker
hesitates, Jack climbs back up the beanstalk to find more. The Mysterious Man emerges and taunts the Baker, stealing the money. The Baker's Wife confesses she has lost the cow, and she and the Baker
Baker
split up to look for it. Cinderella's Prince and Rapunzel's Prince, who are brothers, meet and compare the misery of their newfound and unobtainable loves ("Agony"). The Baker's Wife, who is eavesdropping, takes note when Rapunzel's prince mentions that he is in love with a girl in a tower with hair "as yellow as corn." The Baker's Wife fools Rapunzel
Rapunzel
into letting down her hair by telling her that she is her prince and pulls out a piece of it. Meanwhile, The Mysterious Man gives Milky White back to the Baker. The Baker's Wife and Cinderella
Cinderella
meet again, and the Baker's Wife makes a desperate grab for her shoes, almost succeeding before Cinderella flees. The Baker
Baker
and his wife reunite, now with three of the four items. The Baker
Baker
admits that they will have to work together to fulfill the quest ("It Takes Two"). Jack arrives with a hen that lays golden eggs and attempts to buy Milky White back, but the cow suddenly keels over dead as midnight chimes. Again, the characters exchange morals ("Second Midnight"). The Witch discovers that the Prince has been visiting Rapunzel
Rapunzel
and begs Rapunzel
Rapunzel
to stay with her so she can protect her from the outside world ("Stay with Me"). When Rapunzel refuses, the Witch angrily cuts off Rapunzel's hair and banishes her to a desert. The Mysterious Man gives the Baker
Baker
the money to buy another cow. Jack encounters Little Red Ridinghood, who is now sporting a wolf skin cape and a knife for protection, and tries to impress her by telling her about the kingdom of the Giant. When she refuses to believe him, he is goaded into returning once again to the Giant's home to steal a magic harp. Cinderella, returning from the last night of the festival, describes how the Prince had spread pitch on the stairs to prevent her from escaping. Caught between wanting to escape and wanting to stay, she eventually resolves to let the Prince decide, leaving him one of her slippers as a clue to her identity ("On the Steps of the Palace"). The Baker's Wife frantically tries to convince her to give up her other shoe, offering her the sixth magic bean in exchange for it. Cinderella throws the bean aside, but trades shoes with the Baker's Wife and flees, while unbeknownst to anyone a second beanstalk starts to grow. The Baker
Baker
arrives with another cow; they now have all four items. The Prince's Steward grabs the slipper from the Baker's Wife, and they are fighting over it when a great crash is heard and Jack's mother runs in to report that a Giant seeking revenge from Jack for stealing his magic harp has fallen from the first beanstalk when Jack chopped it and is dead in her backyard. The Prince, more concerned with finding Cinderella, waves her off and departs with one of the slippers, giving the other to the Baker
Baker
and his wife. Jack, to the relief of his mother, returns with the magic harp. The Witch discovers that the new cow is not pure white; it is covered with flour. However, the Witch is able to bring Milky White back to life and instructs the Baker
Baker
and his Wife to feed the items to her. Jack tries to milk her, but no milk comes. The Baker's Wife admits that the hair is Rapunzel's, and the Witch furiously explains that the magic will not work because the Witch has already touched Rapunzel's hair, which is also why she had asked the Baker
Baker
and his Wife to get the objects for her: she's not allowed to touch any of the objects. The Mysterious Man tells the Baker
Baker
to feed the hair-like corn silk to the cow. Now Milky White gives milk which is the potion. The Witch reveals that the Mysterious Man is the Baker's father. The Witch drinks the potion, and suddenly the Mysterious Man falls dead, his reparation complete, the curse is broken, and the Witch is transformed into a beautiful young woman, reversing the effects of the curse of ugliness by which she was punished by her mother, because the Baker's father stole the beans from her, regaining her youth and beauty. Cinderella's Prince searches for the girl whose foot fits the slipper; the stepsisters try but can only get it on by cutting off parts of their feet ("Careful My Toe"). Cinderella
Cinderella
appears, her foot fits the slipper, and she becomes the Prince's bride. Rapunzel
Rapunzel
has twins in the desert where her Prince finds her. The Witch attempts to curse the couple, only to find that though she gained her youth and beauty, her powers have been lost. At Cinderella's wedding to the Prince, Florinda and Lucinda are blinded by birds as they try to win Cinderella's favor. The Baker's Wife, very pregnant, thanks Cinderella
Cinderella
for the slipper. Everyone is at the wedding. Everyone but the Witch and the stepsisters congratulate themselves on being able to live happily "Ever After," though they fail to notice another beanstalk growing sky-high... Act II[edit] The Narrator introduces the action again: "Once Upon a Time...Later." All the characters seem happy but are still wishing: The Baker
Baker
and his Wife have their precious baby boy, but wish for more room and bicker over the Baker's unwillingness to hold his child; Jack and his mother are rich and well-fed, but Jack misses his kingdom in the sky; Cinderella
Cinderella
is living with her Prince Charming
Prince Charming
in the Palace, but is getting bored. ("So Happy"). Suddenly, everyone is knocked over by a loud crash, and enormous footprints from a Giant have destroyed the Witch's garden, sparing only a few beans. The Baker
Baker
and his Wife decide that they must tell the Royal Family, and the Baker
Baker
travels to the palace. His news is ignored by the Prince's Steward, and also by Jack's Mother when he stops at her house to ask for Jack's aid. When he returns home, Little Red Ridinghood arrives on her way to Granny's: her house has been destroyed and her mother is missing. The Baker
Baker
and his Wife decide to escort her. Meanwhile, Jack decides that he must slay the Giant and Cinderella
Cinderella
learns from her bird friends that her mother's grave was disturbed and decides to investigate, dressed in her old clothes. Once again, everyone heads Into the Woods, but this time the mood is somber and the birds have stopped singing ("Into the Woods" Reprise). While everyone else is drawn back into the woods, Rapunzel
Rapunzel
has fled there in a hysterical fit, her treatment at the hands of the Witch having driven her into madness. Her Prince has followed her, but when he encounters his brother they each confess they have another reason for their presence in the woods. They have grown bored and frustrated with their marriages and now lust after two beautiful women asleep in the woods - Snow White
Snow White
and Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
("Agony" Reprise). The Baker, his Wife, and Little Red Ridinghood
Little Red Ridinghood
get lost in the woods and find Cinderella's family and the Steward, who reveal that the castle was set upon by the Giant. The Witch arrives as well, bringing news that the Giant has destroyed the village and the Baker's house. Suddenly, thunderous footsteps are heard and the Giant appears. To the shock of all, this Giant is a woman who has come from the second beanstalk and is the widow of the Giant that Jack killed by chopping down the beanstalk. Her booming voice proclaims that she wants Jack's blood in revenge. To satisfy the Giantess, the group realizes they must give her someone, but are unable to decide on whom until they realize that the Narrator is still commenting on the actions from the sidelines. Everyone offers her the narrator as a sacrifice, but he convinces them how lost they would be without him. Nevertheless, the Witch throws him into the Giantess's arms and he is killed upon being dropped. Jack's mother finds the group and aggressively defends her son, angering the Giantess, and the Steward clubs Jack's mother to quiet her, inadvertently killing her. As the Giantess leaves to search for Jack, Rapunzel
Rapunzel
runs into her path and is trampled, to the horror of the Witch and her Prince ("Witch's Lament"). The Royal Family continue on their way, fleeing to a hidden Kingdom despite the Baker's pleas for them to stay and fight the Giant. The Witch declares she will find Jack and sacrifice him to the Giant, and the Baker
Baker
and his Wife decide they must find him first and split up to search. The Baker's Wife meets Cinderella's Prince, and he easily seduces the Wife ("Any Moment"). Meanwhile, the Baker
Baker
discovers Cinderella
Cinderella
at her mother's destroyed grave and convinces her to join their group for safety. The Prince, satisfied, leaves the Baker's Wife with a few platitudes, and she realizes her error and decides to return to her happy life with the Baker
Baker
and their son ("Moments in the Woods"). However, she has lost her way, stumbles into the path of the Giant, and is consequently killed by a falling tree. The Baker, Little Red, and Cinderella
Cinderella
await the return of the Baker's Wife when the Witch drags in Jack, whom she found weeping over the Baker's Wife's body. The Baker, grief-stricken when he learns of his wife's death, unwittingly agrees to give Jack to the Giantess, causing an argument. The characters first blame each other for their predicament, until finally they all decide to blame the Witch for growing the beans in the first place ("Your Fault"). Disgusted and fed up, the Witch curses and scolds them for their inability to accept their own individual responsibility and throws away the rest of her magic beans, reactivating her mother's curse and making her vanish ("Last Midnight"). The grieving Baker
Baker
flees, but is visited by his father's spirit who convinces him to face his responsibilities ("No More"). The Baker returns and helps plan killing the Giantess, using Cinderella's bird friends to peck out the Giant's eyes at an area smeared with pitch, where Jack and the Baker
Baker
can finally deliver a fatal blow. Cinderella stays behind to protect the Baker's child and when her Prince passes by, he nearly fails to recognize her. She confronts him, having learned of his infidelity from her birds and he explains his feelings of unfulfillment and his reasons for seducing another woman. She asks him to go, and he sorrowfully leaves. Little Red returns with the news that her grandmother has been killed by the Giantess. Meanwhile, the Baker
Baker
tells Jack that his mother is dead. Jack vows to kill the steward in revenge until the Baker convinces him that killing the steward will not benefit anyone. Cinderella
Cinderella
comforts Little Red and tries to answer her qualms that killing the Giant makes them no better than she is, while the Baker explains to Jack that everyone is responsible for the choices they make, good or bad ("No One Is Alone"). The four remaining characters slay the Giant and the deceased characters now including the Royal Family (who have lost their way and starved to death in the woods) and the Princes (who have their new paramours, Snow White
Snow White
and Sleeping Beauty, on their arms) return to share one last set of morals with the audience. The survivors resolve to band together and rebuild. The spirit of the Baker's Wife appears to comfort her mourning husband advising her husband to tell their child their story. The Baker
Baker
begins to tell the story using the same words as the narrator did at the beginning of the play as the Witch appears with the final moral: "Careful the things you say, Children Will Listen." All join in on a last reprise of the title song, surmising that we all must venture into the woods while remembering the choices we've made and learning from each endeavor we come across ("Finale"). As the characters conclude the song singing, "Into the woods, and out of the woods and happily ever after", Cinderella
Cinderella
closes the show with one last "I wish..." Productions[edit] Pre-Broadway San Diego
San Diego
production[edit] Into the Woods
Into the Woods
premiered at the Old Globe Theatre
Old Globe Theatre
in San Diego, California, on December 4, 1986 and ran for 50 performances under the direction of James Lapine.[4] Many of the performers from that production appeared in the Broadway cast but John Cunningham, who played the Narrator, Wolf and Steward and George Coe, as the Mysterious Man and Cinderella's Father were replaced by Tom Aldredge, who played the Narrator and Mysterious Man. Kenneth Marshall as Cinderella's Prince was replaced by Robert Westenberg (who also played the Wolf), LuAnne Ponce, who played Little Red Ridinghood, was replaced by Danielle Ferland, Ellen Foley, the Witch, was replaced by Bernadette Peters. Kay McClelland, who played both Rapunzel
Rapunzel
and the Stepsister Florinda, stayed with the cast but only played Florinda, Rapunzel
Rapunzel
being played by Pamela Winslow. The show underwent much evolution, but the most notable change was the addition of the song "No One Is Alone" in the middle of the run. Original Broadway production[edit] Into The Woods opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre
Martin Beck Theatre
on November 5, 1987, and closed on September 3, 1989 after 765 performances. It starred Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Kim Crosby, Ben Wright, Danielle Ferland, Chuck Wagner, Merle Louise, Tom Aldredge, and Robert Westenberg. The musical was directed by James Lapine, with musical staging by Lar Lubovitch, settings by Tony Straiges, lighting by Richard Nelson, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward (based on original concepts by Patricia Zipprodt and Ann Hould-Ward), and makeup by Jeff Raum. The original production won the 1988 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, and the original cast recording won a Grammy Award. The show was nominated for ten Tony Awards, and won three: Best Score (Stephen Sondheim), Best Book (James Lapine) and Best Actress in a Musical (Joanna Gleason). Peters left the show after almost five months due to a prior commitment to film the movie Slaves of New York.[5] The Witch was then played by: Betsy Joslyn
Betsy Joslyn
(from March 30, 1988);[6] Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(from April 14, 1988); Betsy Joslyn
Betsy Joslyn
(from July 5, 1988); Nancy Dussault (from December 13, 1988);[7] and Ellen Foley
Ellen Foley
(from August 1, 1989 until the closing).[8] Other cast replacements included Dick Cavett
Dick Cavett
as the Narrator (as of July 19, 1988) (for a temporary engagement after which Tom Aldredge returned), Edmund Lyndeck as the Mysterious Man, Patricia Ben Peterson as Cinderella, LuAnne Ponce returning to the role of Little Red Ridinghood, Jeff Blumenkrantz as Jack, Marin Mazzie as Rapunzel
Rapunzel
(as of March 7, 1989) and Kay McClelland, Lauren Mitchell, Cynthia Sikes and Mary Gordon Murray as the Baker's Wife.[8] In 1989, from May 23 to May 25 the full original cast (with the exception of Cindy Robinson as Snow White
Snow White
instead of Jean Kelly) reunited for three performances to tape the musical in its entirety for the Season 10 premiere episode of PBS’s American Playhouse, which first aired on March 15, 1991. The show was filmed professionally with seven cameras on the set of the Martin Beck Theater in front of an audience with certain elements changed from its standard production only slightly for the recording in order to better fit the screen rather than the stage such as the lighting, minor costume differences, and others. There were also pick up shots not filmed in front of an audience for various purposes. This video has since been released on Tape and DVD and on occasion, remastered and re-released.[9] Tenth Anniversary benefit performances were held on November 9, 1997 at The Broadway Theatre
The Broadway Theatre
(New York), with most of original cast.[10] Original cast understudies Chuck Wagner and Jeff Blumenkrantz played Cinderella's Prince/Wolf and The Steward in place of Robert Westenburg and Philip Hoffmann and Jonathan Dokuchitz (who joined the broadway production as an understudy in 1989) played Rapunzel's Prince in place of Wagner. This concert featured the duet "Our Little World," written for the first London production of the show. On November 9, 2014, most of the original cast reunited for two reunion concerts and discussion in Costa Mesa, California. Mo Rocca hosted the reunion and interviewed Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
and James Lapine as well as each cast member. Appearing were Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright and real life husband and wife, Robert Westenberg and Kim Crosby.[11] The same group presented this discussion/concert on June 21, 2015 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City.[12] 1988 US tour production[edit] A United States tour began on November 22, 1988 with Cleo Laine playing the Witch, replaced by Betsy Joslyn
Betsy Joslyn
in May 1989. Rex Robbins played the Narrator and Mysterious Man, Charlotte Rae
Charlotte Rae
played Jack's Mother, and the Princes were played by Chuck Wagner and Douglas Sills. The set was almost completely reconstructed, and there were certain changes to the script, changing certain story elements. The 10-month tour[13] played cities around the country, such as Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.[14][15] The tour ran at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from June 1989 to July 16, 1989, with the reviewer for The Washington Post
The Washington Post
writing: "his lovely score -- poised between melody and dissonance -- is the perfect measure of our tenuous condition. The songs invariably follow the characters' thinking patterns, as they weigh their options and digest their experience. Needless to say, that doesn't make for traditional show-stoppers. But it does make for vivacity of another kind. And Sondheim's lyrics...are brilliant.... I think you'll find these cast members alert and engaging."[16] Original London production[edit]

The album cover of the London cast recording.

The original West End production opened on September 25, 1990 at the Phoenix Theatre and closed on February 23, 1991 after 197 performances. It was directed by Richard Jones, and produced by David Mirvish, with choreography by Anthony Van Laast, costumes by Sue Blane and orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. The cast featured Julia McKenzie as the Witch, Ian Bartholomew as the Baker, Imelda Staunton as the Baker's Wife and Clive Carter as the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince. The show received seven Olivier Award nominations in 1991, winning for Best Actress in a Musical (Staunton) and Best Director of a Musical (Jones). The song "Our Little World" was added.[17] This song was a duet sung between the Witch and Rapunzel
Rapunzel
giving further insight into the care the Witch has for her self-proclaimed daughter and the desire Rapunzel has to see the world outside of her tower. The overall feel of the show was a lot darker than that of the original Broadway production. Critic Michael Billington wrote "But the evening's triumph belongs also to director Richard Jones, set designer Richard Hudson and costume designer Sue Blane who evoke exactly the right mood of haunted theatricality. Old-fashioned footlights give the faces a sinister glow. The woods themselves are a semi-circular, black-and-silver screen punctuated with nine doors and a crazy clock: they achieve exactly the 'agreeable terror' of Gustave Dore's children's illustrations. And the effects are terrific: doors open to reveal the rotating magnified eyeball or the admonitory finger of the predatory giant."[18] 1998 London revival production[edit] A new intimate production of the show opened (billed as the first London revival) at the Donmar Warehouse
Donmar Warehouse
on 16 November 1998, closing on 13 February 1999. This revival was directed by John Crowley and designed by his brother, Bob Crowley. The cast included Clare Burt as the Witch, Nick Holder as the Baker, Sophie Thompson
Sophie Thompson
as the Baker's Wife, Jenna Russell
Jenna Russell
as Cinderella, Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
as Little Red Ridinghood and Frank Middlemass as the Narrator/Mysterious Man.[19] Russell later appeared as the Baker's Wife in the 2010 Regent's Park production. Thompson won the 1999 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance, while the production itself was nominated for Outstanding Musical Production. 2002 Broadway revival production[edit]

A poster for the 2002 Broadway revival.

A revival opened at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, running from February 1, 2002 to March 24, 2002. This production was directed and choreographed with the same principal cast that later ran on Broadway.[20] The 2002 Broadway revival, directed by James Lapine
James Lapine
and choreographed by John Carrafa, began previews on April 13, 2002 and opened April 30, 2002 at the Broadhurst Theatre, closing on December 29 after a run of 18 previews and 279 regular performances. It starred Vanessa L. Williams as the Witch, John McMartin
John McMartin
as the Narrator, Stephen DeRosa as the Baker, Kerry O'Malley as the Baker's Wife, Gregg Edelman as Cinderella's Prince/Wolf, Christopher Sieber as Rapunzel's Prince/Wolf, Molly Ephraim
Molly Ephraim
as Little Red Ridinghood, Adam Wylie as Jack and Laura Benanti as Cinderella. Judi Dench
Judi Dench
provided the pre-recorded voice of the Giant. Lapine revised the script slightly for this production, with a cameo appearance of the Three Little Pigs
Three Little Pigs
restored from the earlier San Diego production.[21][22][23] Other changes, apart from numerous small dialogue changes, included the addition of the song "Our Little World," a duet for the Witch and Rapunzel
Rapunzel
written for the first London production, the addition of a second wolf in the song "Hello Little Girl" who competes for Little Red's attention with the first Wolf, the portrayal of Jack's cow by a live performer (Chad Kimball) in an intricate costume and new lyrics were written for "The Last Midnight," now sung by the Witch as a menacing lullaby to the Baker's baby.[23] This production featured Scenic design by Douglas W. Schmidt, Costume design by Susan Hilferty, Lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, Sound design by Dan Moses Schreier and Projection design by Elaine J. McCarthy. The revival won the Tony Awards for the Best Revival of a Musical and Best Lighting Design.[24] This Broadway revival wardrobe is on display at the Costume World in South Florida. London Royal Opera House, 2007[edit] A revival at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio in Covent Garden had a limited run from June 14 through June 30, 2007 followed by a short stint at The Lowry
The Lowry
theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester between 4–7 July. The production mixed Opera singers, Musical Theatre actors as well as Film and television actors; including Anne Reid as Jack's Mother and Gary Waldhorn
Gary Waldhorn
as the Narrator. The production itself, directed by Will Tuckett, was met with mixed reviews; although there were clear stand out performances.[25][26][27] The production completely sold out three weeks before opening. As this was an 'Opera' production, the show and its performers were overlooked for the 'Musical' nominations in the 2008 Olivier Awards. This production featured Suzie Toase (Little Red), Peter Caulfield (Jack), Beverley Klein (Witch), Anna Francolini (Baker's Wife), Clive Rowe (Baker), Nicholas Garrett (wolf) and Lara Pulver (Lucinda). This was the second Sondheim musical to be staged by the Opera House, following 2003's Sweeney Todd. Regent's Park
Regent's Park
Open Air Theatre production, 2010[edit] The Olivier Award winning Regent's Park
Regent's Park
Open Air Theatre production, directed by Timothy Sheader
Timothy Sheader
and choreographed by Liam Steel, ran for a six-week limited season from 6 August to 11 September 2010. The cast included Hannah Waddingham
Hannah Waddingham
as the Witch, Mark Hadfield as the Baker, Jenna Russell
Jenna Russell
as the Baker’s wife, Helen Dallimore
Helen Dallimore
as Cinderella, and Judi Dench
Judi Dench
as the recorded voice of the Giant. Gareth Valentine was the Musical Director.[28][29] The musical was performed outdoors in a wooded area. Whilst the book remained mostly unchanged, the subtext of the plot was dramatically altered by casting the role of the Narrator as a young school boy lost in the woods following a family argument – a device used to further illustrate the musical’s themes of parenting and adolescence.

The Regent's Park
Regent's Park
Open Air Theatre Production, with Beverly Rudd as Little Red Ridinghood

The production opened to wide critical acclaim, much of the press commenting on the effectiveness of the open air setting. The Telegraph reviewer, for example, wrote: "It is an inspired idea to stage this show in the magical, sylvan surroundings of Regent's Park, and designer Soutra Gilmour has come up with a marvellously rickety, adventure playground of a set, all ladders, stairs and elevated walkways, with Rapunzel
Rapunzel
discovered high up in a tree."[30] The New York Times reviewer commented: "The natural environment makes for something genuinely haunting and mysterious as night falls on the audience..."[31] Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
attended twice, reportedly extremely pleased with the production. The production also won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and Michael Xavier, who played Cinderella's Prince and the Wolf, was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical. The production was recorded in its entirety. Central Park
Central Park
Delacorte Theater
Delacorte Theater
production, 2012[edit] The Regent's Park
Regent's Park
Open Air Theatre production transferred to the Public Theater's 2012 summer series of free performances Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater
Delacorte Theater
in Central Park, New York, with an American cast as well as new designers.[32] Sheader again was the director and Steel served as co-director and choreographer. Performances were originally to run from July 24 (delayed from July 23 due to the weather) to August 25, 2012, but the show was extended till September 1, 2012.[33] The cast included Amy Adams
Amy Adams
as The Baker's Wife, Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
as The Witch, Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
as The Baker, Chip Zien as the Mysterious Man/Cinderella's Father, Jack Broderick as the young Narrator, Gideon Glick as Jack, Cooper Grodin as Rapunzel’s Prince, Ivan Hernandez as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf, Tina Johnson as Granny, Josh Lamon as the Steward, Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
as Cinderella, Laura Shoop as Cinderella’s Mother, Tess Soltau as Rapunzel
Rapunzel
and Glenn Close
Glenn Close
as the Voice of the Giant. The set was a "collaboration between original Open Air Theatre designer Soutra Gilmour and...John Lee Beatty, [and] rises over 50 feet in the air, with a series of tree-covered catwalks and pathways."[34] The production was dedicated to Nora Ephron, who died earlier in 2012. In February 2012 and in May 2012, reports of a possible Broadway transfer surfaced with the production's principal actors in negotiations to reprise their roles.[35][36][37] In January 2013, it was announced that the production will not transfer to Broadway due to scheduling conflicts.[38] Other productions[edit]

1993 Sydney Theatre Company production

A production played in Sydney from 19 March 1993 to 5 June 1993 at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House. It starred Judi Connelli, Geraldine Turner, Tony Sheldon, Philip Quast, Pippa Grandison, and DJ Foster.[39] A Melbourne Theatre Company played from 17 January 1998 to 21 February 1998 at the Playhouse, Victorian Arts Centre. It starred Rhonda Burchmore, John McTernan, Gina Riley, Lisa McCune, Peter Carroll, Tamsin Carroll and Robert Grubb.[40][41] The first professional Spanish language production, "Dentro del Bosque", was produced by University of Puerto Rico Repertory Theatre and premiered in San Juan at Teatro de la Universidad (University Theatre) on March 14, 2013 The cast included Víctor Santiago as Baker, Ana Isabelle as Baker's Wife and Lourdes Robles as the Witch[42] The Roundabout Theatre production, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, began performances Off-Broadway on December 19, 2014 and officially opened on January 22, 2015, at the Laura Pels Theatre.[43] [44] Like the original Broadway production 28 years prior, this production had a try-out run at the Old Globe Theatre
Old Globe Theatre
in San Diego, California from July 12, 2014 – August 17, 2014 with the opening night taking place on July 17.[45] This new version is completely minimalistically reimagined by the Fiasco Theater Company, featuring only ten actors playing multiple parts, and one piano accompanist.[46] The DreamCatcher Theatre production opened in January 2015 and played a sold out run at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida. Tituss Burgess starred as The Witch, the first male actor to do so.[47] The cast also included Arielle Jacobs as The Bakers Wife. The musical had a production at The Muny
The Muny
in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
running from July 21 through 28 2015. The cast included Heather Headley (Witch), Erin Dilly (Baker's Wife), Rob McClure (Baker), Ken Page (Narrator), Elena Shaddow (Cinderella).[48] The Hart House Theatre production in Toronto, Ontario from January 15, 2016 to January 30, 2016.[49] A production ran at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
West Yorkshire Playhouse
in Leeds
Leeds
in a collaboration with Opera North
Opera North
from 2 June 2016 to 25 June 2016.[50] 2016 Tel Aviv production[edit] The Israeli premiere, אל תוך היער (El Toch Ha-ya-ar), opened in Tel Aviv on August 2016 for a limited run produced by The Tramp Productions and Stuff Like That[51], starring Roi Dolev as The Witch, the second male actor to do so.[52] Casting history[edit] The principal original casts of notable stage productions of Into the Woods

Role Broadway First National Tour West End Broadway Revival West End Revival DagollDagomCatalan Production "Boscos endins"

Regent's Park
Regent's Park
Production[28] Central Park
Central Park
Production[34] Roundabout Theatre Production Australian Production[53] Fiasco National tour*

1987 1988 1990 2002 2007 2007 2010 2012 2014 2014 2016

Narrator Tom Aldredge Rex Robbins Nicholas Parsons John McMartin Gary Waldhorn Jordi Estadella/ Ferran Frauca Eddie Manning Ethan Beer Joshua Swinney Jack Broderick Ensemble John Diedrich Evan Rees

Cinderella Kim Crosby Kathleen Rowe McAllen Jacqui Dankworth Laura Benanti Gillian Kirkpatrick Gisela Helen Dallimore Jessie Mueller Claire Karpen Lucy Maunder Laurie Veldheer

Jack Ben Wright Robert Duncan McNeill Richard Dempsey Adam Wylie Peter Caulfield Marc Pujol Ben Stott Gideon Glick Patrick Mulryan Rowan Witt Phillipe arroyo

Baker Chip Zien Ray Gill Ian Bartholomew Stephen DeRosa Clive Rowe Josep Mª Gimeno Mark Hadfield Denis O'Hare Ben Steinfeld David Harris Evan Harrington

Baker's Wife Joanna Gleason Mary Gordon Murray Imelda Staunton Kerry O'Malley Anna Francolini Annabel Totusaus Jenna Russell Amy Adams Jessie Austrian Christina O'Neil Eleasha Gamble

Stepmother Joy Franz Jo Ann Cunningham Ann Howard Pamela Myers Elizabeth Brice Clara del Ruste Gaye Brown Ellen Harvey Liz Hayes Antoinette Halloran Bonne Kramer

Florinda Kay McClelland Susan Gordon-Clark Elizabeth Brice Tracy Nicole Chapman Louise Bowden Anna Ventura Amy Ellen Richardson Bethany Moore Andy Grotelueschen Elise McCann Darick Pead

Lucinda Lauren Mitchell Danette Cuming Liza Sadovy Amanda Naughton Lara Pulver Laura Ventura Amy Griffiths Jennifer Rias Noah Brody Angela Scundi Anthony Chatmon

Jack's Mother Barbara Bryne Charlotte Rae Patsy Rowlands Marylouise Burke Anne Reid Teresa Vallicrosa Marilyn Cutts Kristine Zbornik Liz Hayes Melissa Langton Bonne Kramer

Little Red Ridinghood Danielle Ferland Tracy Katz Tessa Burbridge Molly Ephraim Suzie Toase Anna Moliner Beverly Rudd Sarah Stiles Emily Young Josie Lane Lisa Helmi Johansan

Witch Bernadette Peters Cleo Laine Julia McKenzie Vanessa Williams Beverly Klein Mone Hannah Waddingham Donna Murphy Jennifer Mudge Queenie van de Zandt Vanessa Reseland

Cinderella's Father Edmund Lyndeck Don Crosby John Rogan Dennis Kelly Martin Nelson Sergi Albert N/A Chip Zien David Rogers-Smith

Cinderella's Mother Merle Louise Nora Mae Lyng Eunice Gayson[54] Laura Benanti[55] Gemma Wardle Maria del Mar Maestu Gemma Wardle Laura Shoop Ensemble Noni McCallum N/A

Mysterious Man/Baker's Father Tom Aldredge Rex Robbins John Rogan John McMartin Martin Nelson Ferran Castells Billy Boyle Chip Zien Paul L. Coffey John Diedrich Fred Rose

Big Bad Wolf Robert Westenberg Chuck Wagner Clive Carter Gregg Edelman Christopher Sieber Nicholas Garrett Carlos Gramaje Michael Xavier Ivan Hernandez Noah Brody Matthew McFarlane Anthony Chatmon

Rapunzel Pamela Winslow Marguerite Lowell Mary Lincoln Melissa Dye Christina Haldane Maria del Mar Maestu Alice Fearn Tess Soltau Emily Young Olivia Cranwell Lisa Helmi Johansan

Rapunzel's Prince Chuck Wagner Douglas Sills Mark Tinkler Christopher Sieber Nic Greenshields Sergi Albert Simon Thomas Cooper Grodin Andy Groutelueschen Jeremy Kleeman Darick Pead

Granny Merle Louise Nora Mae Lyng Eunice Gayson Pamela Myers Linda Hibberd Clara del Ruste Valda Aviks Tina Johnson Claire Karpen Noni McCallum Laurie Veldheer

Cinderella's Prince Robert Westenberg Chuck Wagner Clive Carter Gregg Edelman Nicholas Garrett Carlos Gramaje Michael Xavier Ivan Hernandez Noah Brody Matthew McFarlane Anthony Chatmon

Steward Philip Hoffman Marcus Olson Peter Ledbury Trent Armand Kendall Byron Watson Ferran Castells Mark Goldthorp Josh Lamon Patrick Mulryan David Rogers-Smith Phillipe Arroyo

Sleeping Beauty Maureen Davis N/A Kate Arneil N/A N/A Unknown Alice Fearn Tess Soltau N/A N/A N/A

Snow White Jean Kelly
Jean Kelly
( Cindy Robinson in the video) N/A Megan Kelly N/A N/A Unknown Sophie Caton Victoria Cook N/A N/A N/A

Giant (voice) Merle Louise Nora Mae Lyng Eunice Gayson Judi Dench (Pre-recorded) Linda Hibberd Unknown Judi Dench (Pre-recorded)[56] Glenn Close (Pre-recorded)[57] Ensemble Noni McCallum

*In the 2016 national tour, the show was minimalistic with only 11 cast members (Including one musician) therefore, some actors were cast in multiple roles. Adaptations[edit] Junior version[edit] The musical has been adapted into a child-friendly version for use by schools and young companies, with the second act completely removed, as well as almost half the material from the first. The show is shortened from the original 2 and a half hours to fit in a 50-minute range, and the music transposed into keys that more easily fit young voices.[58] Film[edit] Main article: Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(film) A theatrical film adaptation of the musical was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Rob Marshall, and starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, and Johnny Depp.[59][60] The film was released on December 25, 2014.[61] It was a critical and commercial hit, grossing over $213 million worldwide. Streep was nominated for many accolades for her performance as the Witch, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.[62] Musical numbers[edit]

Act I

"Act I Prologue: Into the Woods" – Narrator, Cinderella, Jack, Baker, Baker's Wife, Stepmother, Florinda, Lucinda, Jack's Mother, Little Red Ridinghood, Witch, Cinderella's Father " Cinderella
Cinderella
at the Grave" – Cinderella, Cinderella's Mother "Hello, Little Girl" – Wolf and Little Red Ridinghood "The Spell is on My House (Reprise)" – Baker
Baker
and Baker's Wife "I Guess This is Goodbye" – Jack "Maybe They're Magic" – Baker's Wife, Baker "Our Little World" – Rapunzel
Rapunzel
and Witch "Maybe They're Magic (Reprise)" – Baker "I Know Things Now" – Little Red Ridinghood "A Very Nice Prince" – Cinderella
Cinderella
and Baker's Wife "First Midnight/ Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(Reprise)" – Company "Giants in the Sky" – Jack "Agony" – Cinderella's Prince and Rapunzel's Prince "A Very Nice Prince (Reprise)" – Cinderella
Cinderella
and Baker's Wife "It Takes Two" – Baker
Baker
and Baker's Wife "Second Midnight" – Witch, Cinderella, Cinderella's Prince, Rapunzel's Prince, Stepmother, Florinda, Lucinda, Granny "Stay with Me" – Witch, Rapunzel "On the Steps of the Palace" – Cinderella "Careful, My Toe/The True Bride" - Cinderella’s Stepmother, Florinda, Lucinda, Cinderella's Mother "Act I Finale: Ever After" – Narrator, Cinderella, Cinderella's Prince, Baker, Baker's Wife and Company

Act I Prologue parts:

Once Upon a Time / I Wish Birds in the Sky There Are Bugs on Her Dugs Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(Little Red) Fly Birds, Back to the Sky Witch's Entrance / Witch's Rap Jack, Jack, Jack, Head in a Sack / Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(Jack's Mother and Jack) You Wish to Have the Curse Reversed? Ladies, Our Carriage Awaits The Spell is on My House Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(Company)

Act I Finale parts:

So Happy - short version Happy Ever After Unhappy Ever After Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(Reprise)

Act II

"Act II Prologue: So Happy" – Company "Agony" (Reprise) – Cinderella's Prince and Rapunzel's Prince "Witch's Lament" (Reprise of Stay with Me) – Witch "Any Moment" – Cinderella's Prince and Baker's Wife "Moments in the Woods" – Baker's Wife "Your Fault" – Jack, Baker, Little Red Ridinghood, Witch and Cinderella "Last Midnight" – Witch "No More" – Baker
Baker
and Mysterious Man "No One is Alone" – Cinderella, Baker, Little Red Ridinghood
Little Red Ridinghood
and Jack "Act II Finale: Children Will Listen" – Company

Act II Prologue parts:

Once Upon a Time - later / I Wish So Happy Witch's Rap (Reprise) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(Reprise)

Act II Finale:

Reprise of First and Second Midnight Maybe I Just Wasn't Meant to Have Children? No One is Alone (Reprise) Children Will Listen (Reprise of Stay with Me and Witch's Lament) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(Finale Reprise)

Analysis of book and music[edit] In most productions of Into the Woods, including the original Broadway production, several parts are doubled. Cinderella's Prince and the Wolf, who share the characteristic of being unable to control their appetites, are usually played by the same actor. Similarly, the Narrator and the Mysterious Man, who share the characteristic of commenting on the story while avoiding any personal involvement or responsibility. Granny and Cinderella's Mother, who are both matriarchal characters in the story, are also typically played by the same person, who also gives voice to the nurturing but later murderous Giant's Wife. The show covers multiple themes: growing up, parents and children, accepting responsibility, morality, and finally, wish fulfillment and its consequences.[63] The Time Magazine reviewers wrote that the play's "basic insight... is at heart, most fairy tales are about the loving yet embattled relationship between parents and children. Almost everything that goes wrong—which is to say, almost everything that can—arises from a failure of parental or filial duty, despite the best intentions."[64] Stephen Holden wrote that the themes of the show include parent-child relationships and the individual's responsibility to the community. The witch isn't just a scowling old hag, but a key symbol of moral ambivalence. James Lapine
James Lapine
said that the most unpleasant person (the Witch) would have the truest things to say and the "nicer" people would be less honest.[65] In the Witch's words: "I'm not good; I'm not nice; I'm just right." Given the show's debut during the 1980s, the height of the US AIDS crisis, the work has been interpreted to be a parable about AIDS.[66][67] In this interpretation, the Giant's Wife serves as a metaphor for HIV/AIDS, killing good and bad characters indiscriminately and forcing the survivors to band together to stop the threat and move on from the devastation, reflecting the devastation to many communities during the AIDS crisis.[67][68][69][70] When asked about the thematic connection, Sondheim acknowledged that initial audiences interpreted it as an AIDS metaphor, but stated that the work was not intended to be specific.[67] The score is also notable in Sondheim's output, because of its intricate reworking and development of small musical motifs. In particular, the opening words, "I wish", are set to the interval of a rising major second and this small unit is both repeated and developed throughout the show, just as Lapine's book explores the consequences of self-interest and "wishing." The dialogue in the show is characterized by the heavy use of syncopated speech. In many instances, the characters' lines are delivered with a fixed beat that follows natural speech rhythms, but is also purposely composed in eighth, sixteenth, and quarter note rhythms as part of a spoken song. Like many Sondheim/Lapine productions, the songs contain thought-process narrative, where characters converse or think aloud. Sondheim drew on parts of his troubled childhood when writing the show. In 1987, he told Time Magazine that the "father uncomfortable with babies [was] his father, and [the] mother who regrets having had children [was] his mother."[71] Awards and nominations[edit] Original Broadway production[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

1988 Tony Award Best Musical Nominated

Best Original Score Stephen Sondheim Won

Best Book of a Musical James Lapine Won

Best Direction of a Musical Nominated

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Joanna Gleason Won

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Robert Westenberg Nominated

Best Choreography Lar Lubovitch Nominated

Best Scenic Design Tony Straiges Nominated

Best Costume Design Ann Hould-Ward Nominated

Best Lighting Design Richard Nelson Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical Won

Outstanding Music Stephen Sondheim Nominated

Outstanding Lyrics Won

Outstanding Book of a Musical James Lapine Won

Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominated

Outstanding Actress in a Musical Bernadette Peters Nominated

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Robert Westenberg Won

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Joanna Gleason Won

Danielle Ferland Nominated

Outstanding Set Design Tony Straiges Nominated

Outstanding Costume Design Ann Hould-Ward Nominated

Outstanding Lighting Design Richard Nelson Nominated

Outstanding Orchestrations Jonathan Tunick Nominated

Original London production[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

1991 Laurence Olivier Award Best New Musical Nominated

Best Director of a Musical Richard Jones Won

Best Actor in a Musical Ian Bartholomew Nominated

Best Actress in a Musical Imelda Staunton Won

Julia McKenzie Nominated

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical Clive Carter Nominated

Best Costume Design Sue Blane Nominated

1999 London revival[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

1999 Laurence Olivier Award Outstanding Musical Production Nominated

Best Actress in a Musical Sophie Thompson Won

2002 Broadway revival[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

2002 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical Won

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical John McMartin Nominated

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Vanessa L. Williams Nominated

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Gregg Edelman Nominated

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Laura Benanti Nominated

Best Direction of a Musical James Lapine Nominated

Best Choreography John Carrafa Nominated

Best Scenic Design Douglas W. Schmidt Nominated

Best Costume Design Susan Hilferty Nominated

Best Lighting Design Brian MacDevitt Won

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical Won

Outstanding Actress in a Musical Laura Benanti Nominated

Vanessa L. Williams Nominated

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gregg Edelman Nominated

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Kerry O'Malley Nominated

Outstanding Director of a Musical James Lapine Nominated

Outstanding Set Design Douglas W. Schmidt Won

Outstanding Costume Design Susan Hilferty Nominated

Outstanding Sound Design Dan Moses Schreier Won

2010 London revival[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

2011 Laurence Olivier Award Best Musical Revival Won

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical Michael Xavier Nominated

2012 New York revival[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical Donna Murphy Nominated

2014 Australian production[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

2015 Helpmann Award Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Lucy Maunder Nominated

Best Direction of a Musical Stuart Maunder Nominated

2015 Off-Broadway production[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result

2015 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical Nominated

Drama League Award Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical Nominated

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"Rapunzel" by the Brothers Grimm

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(1998)

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(Disney) Rapunzel
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syndrome Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(stage) Into the Woods
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by Charles Perrault
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Characters

Buttons Cinderella Ugly sisters Fairy godmother Wicked stepmother Prince Charming

Films

Cinderella
Cinderella
(1899) Cinderella
Cinderella
or the Glass Slipper (1912) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1914) A Lowland Cinderella
Cinderella
(1921) A Kiss for Cinderella
Cinderella
(1925 film) Ella Cinders (1926) The Cookie Carnival (1935) The Magic Shoes (1935) First Love (1939) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1947) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1950) The Glass Slipper
The Glass Slipper
(1955) Cinderfella
Cinderfella
(1960) Stop! Look! and Laugh
Stop! Look! and Laugh
(1960) More Than a Miracle
More Than a Miracle
(1967) Tři oříšky pro Popelku
Tři oříšky pro Popelku
(1973) The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
(1976) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1979) Cinderella
Cinderella
'80 (1984) Maid to Order
Maid to Order
(1987) If the Shoe Fits (1990) Ever After
Ever After
(1998) Ella Enchanted
Ella Enchanted
(2004) Cinderella
Cinderella
(2006) Elle: A Modern Cinderella
Cinderella
Tale (2010) Cinderella
Cinderella
(2015)

A Cinderella
Cinderella
Story series

A Cinderella
Cinderella
Story (2004) Another Cinderella
Cinderella
Story (2008) Once Upon a Song (2011) If the Shoe Fits (2016)

Animation

Cinderella
Cinderella
Blues (1931) Poor Cinderella
Cinderella
(1934) Cinderella
Cinderella
Meets Fella (1938) Swing Shift Cinderella
Cinderella
(1945) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1950) Señorella and the Glass Huarache
Señorella and the Glass Huarache
(1964) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1979) The Tender Tale of Cinderella
Cinderella
Penguin (1981) The Magic Riddle (1991) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1994) Happily N' Ever After
Ever After
(2007) Year of the Fish
Year of the Fish
(2008) Cinderella
Cinderella
the Cat (2017) Charming (2018)

Sequels

Princess Cinderella
Cinderella
(1941) Cinderella
Cinderella
II: Dreams Come True (2002) Cinderella
Cinderella
III: A Twist in Time (2007)

Television

Hey, Cinderella! (1968) Cindy (1978) Cinderella
Cinderella
Monogatari (1996) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1997) CinderElmo
CinderElmo
(1999) Cinderella
Cinderella
(2000) La Cenicienta (2003) Bawang Merah Bawang Putih (2004) Floricienta (2004) Floribella (2005 Brazil) Floribella (2006 Portugal) Grazilda
Grazilda
(2010) Rags (2012) Aik Nayee Cinderella
Cinderella
(2012)

Literary adaptations

Celestina (1791) Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper
Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper
(1954) Nine Coaches Waiting
Nine Coaches Waiting
(1958) Carrie (1974) The Coachman Rat (1989) Witches Abroad (1991) Ella Enchanted
Ella Enchanted
(1997) I Was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers
I Was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers
(1999) Just Ella (1999) Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
(1999) Chinese Cinderella
Cinderella
(1999) The Fairy Godmother (2004) Phoenix and Ashes
Phoenix and Ashes
(2004) Bella at Midnight
Bella at Midnight
(2006) Ash (2009) Princess of Glass (2010) Cinder (2012)

Opera

Cendrillon
Cendrillon
(1810 Isouard) La Cenerentola
La Cenerentola
(1817 Rossini) Cendrillon
Cendrillon
(1899 Massenet) Cendrillon
Cendrillon
(1904 Viardot) La Cenicienta (1966 Hen)

Ballet

Cinderella
Cinderella
(1893 Fitinhof-Schell) Aschenbrödel (1900 Strauss-Bayer) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1945 Prokofiev) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1948 Ashton)

Musicals

Cinderella
Cinderella
and the Prince, or The Castle of Heart's Desire (1904) Stubborn Cinderella
Cinderella
(1909) Mr. Cinders (1929) Cinderella
Cinderella
(1957) Cindy (1964) The Penny Friend (1966) The Slipper and the Rose
The Slipper and the Rose
(1984) Soho Cinders
Soho Cinders
(2008) Cinderella
Cinderella
(2013)

Other

Plays

A Kiss for Cinderella
Cinderella
(1916)

Comics

Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love Cinderalla

Games

Cinders

Songs

"Spread a Little Happiness" (1929) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo" (1949) "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (1950) "Cinderella" (1987) "Hey Cinderella" (1993) "It's Midnight Cinderella" (1996) "Cinderella" (2001) "Cinderella" (2002) "Cinderella" (2003) "Stealing Cinderella" (2007) "Cinderella" (2007) "CC (CinderellaComplex)" (2008)

Albums

A Cinderella
Cinderella
Story (2004 soundtrack) Disney's Princess Favorites
Disney's Princess Favorites
(2002)

Sociology

Cinderella
Cinderella
complex Cinderella
Cinderella
effect The Cinderella
Cinderella
Movement

Commercials

A Coach for Cinderella A Ride for Cinderella

Adult

Cinder Ellen up too Late Cinderella
Cinderella
(1977) Naughty Cinderella

National variation

Bawang Merah Bawang Putih (Malay and Indonesian) Beauty and Pock Face (Chinese) Chūjō-hime
Chūjō-hime
(Japanese) Fair, Brown and Trembling (Irish) Finette Cendron (French) The Green Knight (Danish) Katie Woodencloak
Katie Woodencloak
(Norwegian) Kongji and Patzzi (Korean) Ochikubo Monogatari (Japanese) "Rhodopis" (Greek) Rushen Coatie
Rushen Coatie
(Scottish) The Sharp Grey Sheep (Scottish) The Story of Tam and Cam (Vietnamese) Sumiyoshi Monogatari (Japanese) The True Bride (German) The Wonderful Birch (Russian) Ye Xian (Chinese)

Related

Catskin Into the Woods Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(2014 film)

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories Disney's characters Stop! Look! and Laugh Waltz Suite Black Cinderella
Cinderella
Two Goes East Cinderella
Cinderella
Monogatari Cinderella's Sister Cinderella
Cinderella
(sports) Lying to Be Perfect Cinderella's Eyes
Cinderella's Eyes
(2011)

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Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk

Film

Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
(1902) Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
(1952) Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
(1974) Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
(2009) Jack the Giant Slayer
Jack the Giant Slayer
(2013) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(2014)

Television

"Beanstalks and Bad Eggs" (1997 episode) Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001 miniseries) Once Upon a Time:

"Tallahassee" (2012) "Tiny" (2013)

Cartoon

Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
(1931) Giantland
Giantland
(1933) Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk (1943) Beanstalk Bunny (1955) Tweety and the Beanstalk (1957) Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure
Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure
(2013)

Video games

Jumpin' Kid: Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari The Simpsons: Bart & the Beanstalk Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster and the Beanstalk Tiny Toon Adventures: The Great Beanstalk

Related articles

Fee-fi-fo-fum Fun and Fancy Free Into the Woods The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Jack the Giant Killer

Characters

Blunderbore Cormoran Thunderdell

Film

Jack the Giant Killer
Jack the Giant Killer
(1962) Jack the Giant Slayer
Jack the Giant Slayer
(2013) Jack the Giant Killer
Jack the Giant Killer
(2013)

Novel

Jack, the Giant Killer

Video games

Jack the Giantkiller

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Musicals by Stephen Sondheim

Saturday Night West Side Story Gypsy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Anyone Can Whistle Do I Hear a Waltz? Evening Primrose The Race to Urga Company Follies A Little Night Music The Frogs Pacific Overtures Side by Side by Sondheim Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Marry Me a Little Merrily We Roll Along Sunday in the Park with George Into the Woods Assassins Putting It Together Passion Road Show Sondheim on Sondheim

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical

The Wiz
The Wiz
(1975) A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
(1976) Annie (1977) Ain't Misbehavin' (1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
(1979) Evita (1980) The Pirates of Penzance
The Pirates of Penzance
(1981) Nine (1982) Little Shop of Horrors (1983) Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with George
(1984) The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Drood
(1986) Les Miserables (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(1988) Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
(1989) City of Angels (1990) The Secret Garden (1991) Crazy for You (1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993) Passion (1994) Show Boat
Show Boat
(1995) Rent (1996) The Life (1997) Ragtime (1998) Parade (1999) Contact (2000) The Producers (2001) Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002) Hairspray (2003) Wicked (2004) Spamalot
Spamalot
(2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
(2006) Spring Awakening (2007) Passing Strange (2008) Billy Elliot the Musical
Billy Elliot the Musical
(2009) Memphis (2010) The Book of Mormon (2011) Once (2012) Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
(2013) A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
(2014) Hamilton (2015) Shuffle Along (2016) Come from Away
Come from Away
(2017)

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical

She Loves Me
She Loves Me
(1994) The King and I
The King and I
(1996) Chicago (1997) Cabaret (1998) You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
(1999) Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
(2000) 42nd Street (2001) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(2002) Nine (2003) Assassins (2004) La Cage aux Folles (2005) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
(2006) Company (2007) South Pacific (2008) Hair (2009) La Cage aux Folles (2010) Anything Goes
Anything Goes
(2011) Follies
Follies
(2012) Pippin (2013) Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014) The King and I
The King and I
(2015) She Loves Me
She Loves Me
(2016) Hello, Dolly! (2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival

Show Boat
Show Boat
(1991) The Boys from Syracuse
The Boys from Syracuse
(1992) Carousel (1993) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
(1994) She Loves Me
She Loves Me
(1995) The Who's Tommy
The Who's Tommy
(1997) Chicago (1998) Oklahoma! (1999) Candide (2000) Singin' in the Rain (2001) My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
(2002) Anything Goes
Anything Goes
(2003) Pacific Overtures
Pacific Overtures
(2004) Grand Hotel (2005) Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
(2006) Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park with George
(2007) The Magic Flute (2008) La Cage aux Folles (2009) Hello, Dolly! (2010) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(2011) Crazy for You (2012) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
(2013) Merrily We Roll Along (2014) City of Angels (2015) Gypsy (2016) Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar
(2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Revival of a Musical

1990s

Carousel (1994) Show Boat
Show Boat
(1995) The King and I
The King and I
(1996) Chicago (1997) Cabaret (1998) Annie Get Your Gun (1999)

2000s

Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
(2000) 42nd Street (2001) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
(2002) Nine (2003) Assassins (2004) La Cage aux Folles (2005) The Pajama Game
The Pajama Game
(2006) Company (2007) South Pacific (2008) Hair (2009)

2010s

La Cage aux Folles (2010) Anything Goes
Anything Goes
(2011) Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess
(2012) Pippin (2013) Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014) The King and I
The King and I
(2015) The Color Purple (2016) Hello, Dolly! (2017)

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Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical

1950–1975

South Pacific by Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
and Joshua Logan (1950) Hello, Dolly! by Michael Stewart (1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Joseph Stein (1965) Company by George Furth (1971) Two Gentlemen of Verona by John Guare
John Guare
and Mel Shapiro (1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Hugh Wheeler (1973) Candide by Hugh Wheeler (1974) Shenandoah by James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell and Philip Rose (1975)

1976–2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante (1976) Annie by Thomas Meehan (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Betty Comden
Betty Comden
and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Hugh Wheeler (1979) Evita by Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by Peter Stone (1981) Dreamgirls by Tom Eyen (1982) Cats by T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1984) Big River by William Hauptman (1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by James Lapine
James Lapine
(1988) No Award (1989) City of Angels by Larry Gelbart
Larry Gelbart
(1990) The Secret Garden by Marsha Norman
Marsha Norman
(1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
and James Lapine
James Lapine
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1993) Passion by James Lapine
James Lapine
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Christopher Hampton
(1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Peter Stone (1997) Ragtime by Terrence McNally
Terrence McNally
(1998) Parade by Alfred Uhry
Alfred Uhry
(1999) James Joyce's The Dead
James Joyce's The Dead
by Richard Nelson (2000)

2001–present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
and Thomas Meehan (2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell
Mark O'Donnell
(2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Jeff Whitty (2004) The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
by Rachel Sheinkin (2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(2006) Spring Awakening by Steven Sater (2007) Passing Strange by Stew (2008) Billy Elliot the Musical
Billy Elliot the Musical
by Lee Hall (2009) Memphis by Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Once by Enda Walsh
Enda Walsh
(2012) Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical
by Dennis Kelly (2013) A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
by Robert L. Freedman (2014) Fun Home by Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Steven Levenson (2017)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Original Score

1947-1975

Street Scene by Kurt Weill
Kurt Weill
(1947) Kiss Me, Kate
Kiss Me, Kate
by Cole Porter
Cole Porter
(1949) South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1950) Call Me Madam
Call Me Madam
by Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1951) No Strings
No Strings
by Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
(1962) Oliver!
Oliver!
by Lionel Bart
Lionel Bart
(1963) Hello, Dolly! by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1964) Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
by Jerry Bock
Jerry Bock
and Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
(1965) Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
by Mitch Leigh
Mitch Leigh
and Joe Darion (1966) Cabaret by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1967) Hallelujah, Baby!
Hallelujah, Baby!
by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green
Adolph Green
(1968) Company by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1971) Follies
Follies
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1972) A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1973) Gigi by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1974) The Wiz
The Wiz
by Charlie Smalls
Charlie Smalls
(1975)

1976-2000

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line
by Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
and Edward Kleban (1976) Annie by Charles Strouse
Charles Strouse
and Martin Charnin (1977) On the Twentieth Century by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1978) Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1979) Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1980) Woman of the Year by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
(1981) Nine by Maury Yeston (1982) Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
and T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
(1983) La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(1984) Big River by Roger Miller
Roger Miller
(1985) Drood
Drood
by Rupert Holmes (1986) Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil (1987) Into the Woods
Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1988) City of Angels by Cy Coleman
Cy Coleman
and David Zippel (1990) The Will Rogers Follies
Follies
by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green (1991) Falsettos by William Finn
William Finn
(1992) Kiss of the Spider Woman by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
/ The Who's Tommy by Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend
(1993) Passion by Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1994) Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black, and Christopher Hampton (1995) Rent by Jonathan Larson (1996) Titanic by Maury Yeston (1997) Ragtime by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (1998) Parade by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(1999) Aida by Elton John
Elton John
and Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(2000)

2001-present

The Producers by Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
(2001) Urinetown
Urinetown
by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (2002) Hairspray by Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman (2003) Avenue Q
Avenue Q
by Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Jeff Marx
Jeff Marx
(2004) The Light in the Piazza by Adam Guettel
Adam Guettel
(2005) The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison (2006) Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik
Duncan Sheik
and Steven Sater (2007) In the Heights
In the Heights
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2008) Next to Normal
Next to Normal
by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (2009) Memphis by David Bryan
David Bryan
and Joe DiPietro (2010) The Book of Mormon by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2011) Newsies by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Jack Feldman (2012) Kinky Boots by Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(2013) The Bridges of Madison County by Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
(2014) Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron (2015) Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016) Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
by Benj Pasek and

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