The current Broadway revival of “Into the Woods” will embark on series of limited-engagements across the U.S. after concluding its run at the St. James Theatre on Jan. 8. The tour will begin in February 2023 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., following a brief preview run at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.
Leading the tour cast will be current and past Broadway leads, including Montego Glover as the Witch, Stephanie J. Block as the Baker’s Wife, Sebastian Arcelus (Block’s real-life husband) as the Baker and Gavin Creel as Cinderella’s Prince/the Wolf.
The touring company will also include Cole Thompson as Jack, Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood, David Patrick Kelly as The Narrator, Nancy Opel as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Aymee Garcia as Jack’s Mother, Ta’Nika Gibson as Lucinda, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, Jim Stanek as the Steward and Alysia Velez as Rapunzel — all of whom will reprise their Broadway turns.
After the Kennedy Center, “Into the Woods” will play the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, the Miller Theatre in Philadelphia, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago, the Curran Theater in San Francisco and the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Featuring a book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and direction by Lear deBessonet, the “Into the Woods” revival features music supervision by Rob Berman, choreography by Lorin Latarro, scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Andrea Hood, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann, puppet design by James Ortiz and hair, wig and makeup design by Cookie Jordan. Casting is by Telsey + Co. with production supervision by Cody Renard Richard.
This revival of the 1987 musical first premiered as part of New York City Center’s Encores! series before transferring to Broadway, officially opening on Aug. 6, 2022. It has since been twice extended and featured a rotating cast of leads. The show’s cast recording recently received a nomination for the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
“Into the Woods” is produced on Broadway by Jujamcyn Theaters, Jordan Roth, New York City Center, Daryl Roth, Hunter Arnold, Concord Theatricals, Nicole Eisenberg, Jessica R. Jenen, Michael Cassel Group, Kevin Ryan, ShowTown Productions and Armstrong, Gold & Ross. Nicole Kastrinos is executive producer.
Tour dates can be found at intothewoodsbway.com. Additional dates are to come.