Into the Woods New York

23 July 2012 - 01 September 2012

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader and co-directed by Liam Steel in New York’s Central Park for The Public Theatre.

Based on the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre London Production produced by Timothy Sheader and William Village for Regent's Park Theatre Ltd.

Take a look at our 2010 production of Into the Woods which is now available to be downloaded from Digital Theatre.


"I wish everyone could experience this exquisitely revived fractured fairy tale... CAPTIVATING"

The Wall Street Journal

"Donna Murphy plays the Witch with thrilling ferocity, while Jessie Mueller, the Cinderella of this revival, is the finest young musical-comedy singer to hit New York in the past decade”

Entertainment Weekly

“Director Timothy Sheader’s buoyantly inventive, into-the-trees production makes room for every emotion... RADIANT"

USA Today

“the right mix of sincerity, whimsy and imagination. Glenn Close voices the lady giant with a fearsome, feminine ferocity... AN ENCHANTING MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT”


"John Lee Beatty and Soutra Gilmour’s Escher-like treehouse set keeps director Timothy Shaeader’s character flow churning like a storybook Ferris wheel, accented by Emily Rebholz’ iconic costumes and Ben Stanton’s terror-in-the-night lighting"

The Hollywood Reporter

... Denis O’Hare and Amy Adams excel as The Baker and his Wife...Donna Murphy delivers a bravura turn as the Witch, displaying a fierce malevolence that makes the character truly scary”

Creative team

  • Director Timothy Sheader
  • Co-Director Liam Steel
  • Scenic Designer – John Lee Beatty and Soutra Gilmour
  • Costume Designer – Emily Rebholz
  • Musical Director – Paul Gemignani
  • Lighting Designer – Natasha Katz
  • Movement Director Liam Steel
  • Orchestrator – Jonathan Tunick
  • Sound Designer – by Acme Sound Partners
  • Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

The cast

  • The Baker’s WifeAmy Adams
  • NarratorJack Broderick
  • The Voice of the Giant – Glenn Close
  • Ensemble – Victoria Cook
  • JackGideon Glick
  • Rapunzel’s PrinceCooper Grodin
  • Baker – Denis O'Hare
  • Cinderella's Stepmother – Ellen Harvey
  • Cinderella’s Prince / WolfIvan Hernandez
  • GrannyTina Johnson
  • StewardJosh Lamon
  • Stepsister – Bethany Moore
  • CinderellaJessie Mueller
  • The WitchDonna Murphy
  • Ensemble – Johnny Newcomb
  • Ensemble – Noah Radcliffe
  • Cinderella’s MotherLaura Shoop
  • Stepsister – Jennifer Rias
  • RapunzelTess Soltau
  • Little Red Ridinghood – Sarah Stiles
  • Ensemble – Eric R. Williams
  • Jack's Mother – Kristine Zbornik