The evening, presented by Cleveland Musical Theatre, features Broadway actors with ties to Ohio, including Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as the Witch, Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) as the Baker, Kate Shindle (Fun Home) as the Baker’s Wife, and Betsy Wolfe (Waitress) as Cinderella.
The four are joined by Pamela Myers (Into the Woods revival, Company) as Jack’s Mother, Lee Wilkof (Waitress, Little Shop of Horrors) as Mysterious Man, Kaley Ann Voorhees (The Phantom of the Opera) as Rapunzel, Timothy Warmen (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as Cinderella’s Father, Tee Boyich (Mean Girls) as Lucinda, Susan Blackwell ([title of show]) as the voice of The Giant, Caitlin Houlahan (Waitress) as Little Red, Jordan Matthew Brown (The Book of Mormon) as Jack, John Riddle (Frozen) as Cinderella’s Prince, Zach Adkins (Anastasia) as Rapunzel’s Prince, Antoinette Comer (Mamma Mia!) as Florinda, Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) as The Wolf, Melvin Tunstall III (Beautiful) as The Steward, Maureen McGovern (Little Women) as Cinderella’s Stepmother, Kristy Cates (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Cinderella’s Mother, and Julie James, host of SiriusXM’s On Broadway, as The Narrator.
Cleveland Musical Theatre Artistic Director Miles J. Sternfeld directs the concert with choreography by Martín Céspedes, scenic design by Gabriel Firestone, costume design by Sydney Gallas, lighting design by Zach Blane, sound design by Patrick La Chance, hair/makeup design by Robbie Amodeo, stage management by Giles T. Horne, and casting by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA.
Cleveland Musical Theatre, in partnership with Rent The Runway, The Black Tux & MAC Cosmetics, present the concert.
Aligned with the mission of Cleveland Musical Theatre, the company of Into the Woods will be joined by a chorus of breakout Cleveland talent and a live orchestra. Proceeds benefit professional opportunities and educational initiatives for emerging artists at Cleveland Musical Theatre.
Inside Rehearsal for Into the Woods Concert with Betsy Wolfe, Alice Ripley, and More
Ripley and Yazbeck have been special guest performers on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Broadway in the Great Northwest, Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise, which will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020, and for Broadway on the Mediterranean (August 31–September 7, 2020), featuring Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Gavin Creel, Lindsay Mendez, and more to be announced. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.
(Updated July 8, 2019)