Tony Winner Joaquina Kalukango to Play the Witch in Into the Woods on Broadway
Kalukango won the 2022 Tony Award for her performance in Paradise Square.
Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango will join the Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods, starring as the Witch beginning December 16 through the end of the musical's run on January 8, 2023.
Kalukango's previous Broadway credits include Godspell, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and the 2015 revival of The Color Purple. She earned a 2020 Tony nomination for her performance in Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play, and in 2022, she won the Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Nelly O'Brien in Paradise Square.
The cast of Into the Woods currently features Patina Miller and Montego Glover sharing the role of The Witch, 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 (beginning November 25), Krysta Rodriguez as Cinderella before Denée Benton joins the company (beginning November 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 Rapunzel.
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 continue with the production.
Directed by Lear deBessonet, this revival of Into the Woods began as a special concert from Encores! at New York City Center, transferring to Broadway's St. James Theatre over the summer for a limited run. That run has since been extended until January 8, 2023, with multiple Broadway stars rotating in and out of the cast.