Original Broadway Filming of Into the Woods Arrives on Blu-Ray
The 1987 Broadway cast comes into the 21st century in honor of the Disney film adaptation.
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-inspired musical Into the Woods adds another milestone to its landmark year. Along with its eagerly awaited Roundabout Theatre Company revival and its star-studded film adaptation coming to theaters this December, the video recording of the original Broadway production will now become available on Blu-ray, also in December.
Image Entertainment, which originally released the video recording on August 27, 1997, will launch a DVD rerelease along with the Blu-ray release on December 2. New artwork will accompany the discs to coincide with the Disney film adaptation, which opens in theaters December 25.
The original Broadway production of Into the Woods opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld) on November 5, 1987. The cast featured Bernadette Peters as the Witch, Joanna Gleason as the Baker's Wife, Chip Zien as the Baker, Kim Crosby as Cinderella, Robert Westenberg as the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince, Tom Aldredge as the Narrator, Pamela Winslow as Rapunzel, Ben Wright as Jack, Barbara Bryne as Jack's Mother, and Danielle Ferland as Little Red Riding Hood. The musical was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning three for Best Book (James Lapine), Best Score (Stephen Sondheim), and Best Actress (Gleason).
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