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The Countdown Continues: TheaterMania Goes Into the Woods With Tracey Ullman

Part two of our five-day quest leading up to the release of an exclusive clip from Disney's Into the Woods puts a highlight on Tracey Ullman, who plays Jack's mom.

Tracey Ullman, seen here in the City Center Encores! presentation of The Band Wagon, will play Jack's mom in Into the Woods.
(© Joan Marcus)

On Wednesday, December 10, TheaterMania will be releasing exclusive footage from Disney's Into the Woods. In preparation, we've embarked on a five-day journey celebrating the stars of the upcoming film.

Tracey Ullman has long been recognized as one of the world's great comedians. The British expat took America by storm with The Tracey Ullman Show (which introduced the world to The Simpsons). She went on to star in two more sketch-comedy programs, Tracey Takes On… and Tracey Ullman's State of the Union. Between her acclaimed performance in The Band Wagon and her appearance as Jack's mother in Into the Woods, Ullman has recently been making waves in the world of musical theater, which couldn't please us more. Before we hand her a Tony Award, let's all pause to remember one of her greatest roles, Her Royal Highness: