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Category: Into the Woods

‘Into the Woods’ Live in Central Park

Back in 2012 Amy Adams took part of Public Theater’s revival of “Into the Woods” – Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical based on stories from the Grimm brothers. We’ve only seen parts of it online, but the youtube user Bruno Cavalcanti uploaded the full performance, and you can watch it below:

“Into the Woods” Promotional Shoot

I have added additional pictures of Amy and Donna Murphy taken at Delacorte Theater in Central Park last July 20th to promote “Into the Woods” They’re slight tagged, but worth the view:

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: Into the Woods Is a Mother-Goosed Musical

Could it be that Amy Adams has been rapping her foot impatiently all this time, wrapping film after film and winning Oscar nominations (three, to date) — just waiting to be promptly challenged by theatre? Making your stage debut and doing it with Sondheim is what’s known as Going In the Deep End. “That’s what I figured,” she chirped back, “but who wants to dive in the shallow end? You hit your head, right?”

The Baker’s Wife does give her a character with the kind of backbone she has been known to flash on screen. “I like that she’s a take-charge person. She’s someone who believes in her wish — y’know, believes in what it is she’s after. I like her chutzpah.”

The not small fact that the role came with song didn’t phase her or frighten her at all. “I didn’t even know how difficult it was going to be until I started. I remember when I started learning the music before I even came into rehearsal. I knew the solos, but then I started on the group numbers, and I thought, ‘Oh, what have I gotten myself into? This is really, really difficult.’ But everyone has been great to me. I’m lucky to have really great models here with Jessie Mueller and Donna and Sarah — so many great singers in the show — so I just sat next to them in rehearsal and tried my best.”

– Read the full article at The Playbill

“Into The Woods” Opening Night: Amy Interview

Three-time Oscar nominee chats with Broadway.com about her New York stage debut playing the Baker’s Wife in the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods:

“Into the Woods” Opening Night

The starry revival of the Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods opened to the public at the Delacorte Theatre yesterday, August 9. The reviews have been great so far, and after the opening night yesterday Amy attended a celebration party with cast and you can find pictures in the gallery.

Highlights From The Public Theater’s Into the Woods, Part 1

Playbill posted a video with scenes of Into the Woods, which is opening right now at Central Park, New York. Check it:

PHOTO CALL: Into the Woods at Shakespeare in the Park

Playbill just published an article with lots of photos of “Into the Woods” cast.

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning Into the Woods, which explores the shadows of well-known fairytales, receives a new outdoor staging beginning July 24 at the Delacorte Theater as part of The Public Theater’s programming.

Heavy rains during the July 18 week caused delays in the production’s rehearsal schedule, which pushed back the original July 23 start date to July 24. Into the Woods will officially open as scheduled Aug. 9 for a run through Sept 1.

Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are free and are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park the day of the show. The Public Theater is again offering free tickets through its Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.shakespeareinthepark.org on the day of the show.

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park is accessible by entering at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For the full article, go to ThePlaybill.com.

“Into The Woods” Matinee Announced

INTO THE WOODS
Family and Youth Matinee
August 22 at 3pm
Act I Only

Run-time 90 minutes

This special Family and Youth Matinee of the free Shakespeare in the Park production of Into the Woods is designed to engage younger audiences and to serve families unable to attend evening performances. Tickets to the August 22 matinee of Into the Woods are free.

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The Leafy Tale of the Princess and the Queen

Both Donna Murphy, who plays the Witch, and Amy Adams, the Baker’s Wife, in the Public Theater’s revival of “Into the Woods” — Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical based on stories from the Grimm brothers — have solid fairy-tale credentials. Ms. Adams was Giselle in “Enchanted,” the 2007 Disney movie about a cartoon princess who springs to real life in New York City. Ms. Murphy, in “Tangled,” the 2010 animated version of the Rapunzel story, was Mother Gothel, Rapunzel’s abductor. She also tried out for the role of the Witch in the 1987 premiere of “Into the Woods,” losing out, after several callbacks, to Bernadette Peters.

But the director of the current show, Timothy Sheader, an Englishman, was only dimly aware of those connections. He had to be reminded that Ms. Adams had some musical theater in her background and hired her mostly because she is a movie star with three Oscar nominations on her résumé. He hired Ms. Murphy for the reason any sane person would: because she is a legendary Broadway performer and a Sondheim veteran (a Tony winner for her performance in “Passion”) whom Ben Brantley of The New York Times once called a “superwoman.” Continue reading The Leafy Tale of the Princess and the Queen

Cancelled the First Public Preview of “Into the Woods”

The Public Theater has announced that the first public preview of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, which was scheduled for July 23 at the Delacorte Theater, has been postponed due to “weather delays.”

Heavy rains during the July 18 week caused delays in the production schedule, according to a production spokesperson. The cancellation of the public performance is not due to the July 23 weather forecast for the New York City area. The production team will use the July 23 evening as the final invited dress rehearsal.

The first preview of the musical, which explores the shadows of well-known children’s fairytales, will now be held July 24 at 8 PM.

The Public Theater via Playbill