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Encores! staging of 'Into the Woods' headed to Broadway

 UPI News logo: MainLogo UPI News 5/26/2022 Annie Martin

May 26 (UPI) -- The sold-out, acclaimed Encores! staging of Into the Woods is headed to Broadway.

The new production of the James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim musical will begin performances June 28 at St. James Theatre in New York and officially open July 10.

Into the Woods is directed by Lear deBessonet, with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro.

The Broadway cast will include Sara Bareilles as the Baker's Wife, Brian D'Arcy James as the Baker, Patina Miller as the Witch, Phillipa Soo as Cinderlla, Gavin Creel as the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince, Joshua Henry as Rapunzel's Prince, Ta'Nika Gibson as Lucinda and Annie Golden as Cinderella's Mother/Grandmother/Giant's Wife.

Neil Patrick Harris and Heather Headley play the Baker and the Witch in the Encores! version.

Into the Woods first premiered on Broadway in 1987. The new staging will mark the musical's first time on Broadway in 20 years.

The musical was previously adapted as a 2014 film starring Emily Blunt, James Corden, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick.

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