Donna Murphy
(Courtesy of the company)
Donna Murphy
(Courtesy of the company)
Tony Award winner Donna Murphy will play the Witch in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park presentation of the musical, Into the Woods, to perform at the Delacorte Theater, July 23-August 25, with an opening on August 9. The production will be directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel.

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical combines the classic stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella, with an original fairy tale about a childless baker and his wife, to explore the meaning of "happily ever after."

As previously reported, the cast will also include Amy Adams (The Baker's Wife), Jack Broderick (Narrator), Gideon Glick (Jack), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel's Prince), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Tina Johnson (Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Jessie Mueller (Cinderella), Laura Shoop (Cinderella's Mother), and Tess Soltau (Rapunzel).

The production will feature scenic design by John Lee Beatty and Soutra Gilmour; costume design by Emily Rebholz; movement direction by Liam Steel; sound design by Acme Sound Partners, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick; and musical direction by Paul Gemignani.

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 will again offer free tickets through its Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.shakespeareinthepark.org on the day of the show.

Click here for more information on Into the Woods.