Shakespeare in the Park

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 through Saturday, August 25, 2012

8:00 PM

WNYC is the media partner of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in Central Park, presenting free performances of Stephen Sondheim's “Into The Woods.” Now through August 25.

July 23 - August 25
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Timothy Sheader
Co-Directed by Liam Steel
Featuring Amy Adams, Jack Broderick, Gideon Glick, Cooper Grodin, Ivan Hernandez, Tina Johnson, Josh Lamon, Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Denis O'Hare, Laura Shoop, and Tess Soltau

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty and Soutra Gilmour
Costume Design by Emily Rebholz
Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

In Into the Woods, a witch's curse condemns the Baker and his Wife to a life without children. They embark on a quest to find the four items required to break the spell: 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. Will they succeed?  And what happens after "happily ever after?" A Tony Award-winning masterpiece by musical theater giants Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods is a witty and irreverent reimagining of beloved classic fairytales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.

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