The cast of Into The Woods
(© Joan Marcus)
The cast of Into The Woods
(© Joan Marcus)
The Public Theater has added a special family-friendly matinee performance to the run of Into the Woods, the free-of-charge production at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Wednesday, August 22 at 3pm.

This performance will only feature the first act of the musical, and is designed to engage younger audiences and to serve families unable to attend evening performances.

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.

The company includes Amy Adams (The Baker's Wife), Jack Broderick (Narrator), Glenn Close (Voice of the Giant), Gideon Glick (Jack), Cooper Grodin (Rapunzel's Prince), Ellen Harvey (Cinderella's Stepmother), Ivan Hernandez (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Tina Johnson (Granny), Josh Lamon (Steward), Bethany Moore (Stepsister), Jessie Mueller (Cinderella), Donna Murphy (The Witch), Denis O'Hare (The Baker), Jennifer Rias (Stepsister), Laura Shoop (Cinderella's Mother), Sarah Stiles (Little Red Ridinghood), Tess Soltau (Rapunzel), Kristine Zbornik (Jack's Mother), and Chip Zien (Mysterious Man), as well as Victoria Cook, Johnny Newcomb, Noah Radcliffe, and Eric R. Williams.

The production -- directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel -- will run through August 25. It features 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.

Instead of the standard ticket distribution line at the Delacorte, patrons may start picking up numbers for up to four tickets for a stand-by line beginning at 9am. at the Delacorte box office. Guests with stand-by line numbers can line up at 2pm and any available tickets will be distributed beginning at 2:30pm for the 3pm matinee.

To accommodate the family-friendly matinee performance on Wednesday, August 22, tickets for the regular evening performance of Into the Woods at 8pm will be distributed at 12pm that day instead of the normal 1pm.

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