Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango will step into the role of the Witch in the current Broadway revival of “Into the Woods” at the St. James Theatre.
Kalukango will begin performances on Dec. 16 and continue through the end of the show’s run on Jan. 8, 2023. She succeeds current cast members Montego Glover and Patina Miller, who have been sharing the role.
Winner of the 2022 Lead Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her role as Nelly O’Brien in “Paradise Square,” Kalukango has also appeared on Broadway in “Godspell,” “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” “The Color Purple” and “Slave Play,” the last of which also earned her a Tony nomination.
The current cast of “Into the Woods” includes Stephanie J. Block as the Baker’s Wife, Brian d’Arcy James as the Baker, Gavin Creel as the Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Andy Karl as
Rapunzel’s Prince before Joshua Henry returns on Nov. 25, Krysta
Rodriguez as Cinderella before Denée Benton joins the company on
Nov. 21, Katy Geraghty as Little Red Ridinghood, Jim Stanek as the Steward,
Ann Harada as Jack’s Mother, Cole Thompson as Jack and Alysia Velez as
Also continuing with the production are Ta’Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, David Patrick Kelly, Nancy Opel, Delphi Borich, Felicia Curry, Jason Forbach, Alex Joseph Grayson, Cameron Johnson, Paul Kreppel, Mary Kate Moore, Diane Phelan, Sam Simahk and Lucia Spina.
“Into the Woods,” with a book by James Lapine and a score by Stephen Sondheim, is directed by Lear DeBessonet, with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro. Jordan Roth serves as the lead producer. Casting is by Telsey & Co.