Once upon a time, May 4-15 to be exact, New York City Center Encores! presented the James Lapine-Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods." Now Broadway audiences will have the chance to see the production, which will be presented at the St. James Theatre for an eight-week run starting June 28 with an opening night of July 10, producers announced Thursday.
The musical, which puts a spin on classic fairy tales, will be headlined by Phillipa Soo of "Hamilton" as Cinderella, Sara Bareilles as the Baker's Wife, Brian d'Arcy James as the Baker, Patina Miller as the Witch and Gavin Creel as the Wolf and Cinderella's Prince. The show is being dedicated to composer Sondheim, who died in November at 91.
Tickets for "Into the Woods" are available at seatgeek.com.
"Into the Woods" originally ran on Broadway from November 1987 to September 1989 and starred Bernadette Peters as the Witch and Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason as the Baker's Wife. It also won Tonys for Sondheim's score and Lapine's book. In 2014, it was made into a film starring Meryl Streep as the Witch, Emily Blunt as the Baker's Wife, James Corden as the Baker and Anna Kendrick as Cinderella.